• Blog Divorce & Family Law Specialists
    One of the first mixed-sex couples to become civil partners hailed it as a “unique, special and personal moment”.Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, who won a legal battle for the right to heterosexual civil partnerships, celebrated at Kensington and Chelsea Register Office in west London.Previously, the law only allowed same-sex Read More
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    The retiring president of the Supreme Court says legal aid cuts in England and Wales have caused “serious difficulty” to the justice system. Baroness Hale, who was guest editing BBC Radio 4’s Today, said it was a particular problem in family courts. In 2013, legal aid was removed from many Read More
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    Whilst divorcing couples could be forgiven for wanting to divorce as quickly and cheaply as possible, care should be taken in doing so as there are many possible pitfalls and mistakes could have damaging long-term consequences. A case in point is Andrew McLeod-Baikie, a 52 year old father of four Read More
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    In October 2017, Court of Appeal Judge, Lord Justice Jackson urged his colleagues on the bench to back fixed cost legal services. Lord Justice Jackson described fixed cost legal services as “the best way to ensure the best use of professional services in the context of more litigation in person”. It Read More
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    This is probably the most frequent questions I am asked by clients. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer as there is no exact science in deciding financial cases arising from a Divorce. The Court follows the legal principles from statute and from previous case law in making its decision, although Read More
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    Divorce is always turbulent, and often fraught with unexpected complications, but an economic recession may make a bad situation worse. If you are about to divorce or are considering it, choices made now will have a significant impact upon your financial future. Here are 10 tips to help you cope. Move Read More
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    As international travel is now commonplace for most people, so are marriages from different countries. Unfortunately, when such a marriage breaks down it is not uncommon for one or both parties to want to return to their country of origin often with the child(ren) of the marriage. To be able Read More
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    I confirm one of the fundamental principles of resolving financial matters following divorce in England and Wales (whether through Court proceedings, mediation or negotiations through solicitors) is that both parties must give ‘full and frank’ disclosure of their financial positions. This obligation to provide complete disclosure continues right the way Read More
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    As approximately 2 million unmarried cohabiting couples wait with bated breath to see whether the Law Commission will propose providing them with similar rights to those of divorcing couples when they split, this article looks at what can be done now to protect unmarried couples in the event of a break up Read More
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    There have been a number of high profile divorce cases where one or both parties decided to represent there interests. Brought to light by Heather Mill’s decision to represent herself against Sir Paul McCartney’s formidable legal team, it is estimated that more than 70% of estranged husbands and wives will soon Read More
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    Try and respect your ex-spouse/partner and his/her household  Find ways of being respectful rather than resentful. Do not personally criticize them, but don’t make excuses for their behaviour either. Do not allow financial issues to control your behaviour Live with the agreement reached or the order handed down by a Read More
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    STAGE 1 A Form A application with a completed form FM1 must be completed and lodged with the Court, together with copies and a Court fee of £255.00. STAGE 2 Once the application has been issued, the Court will serve the other side with the sealed application and a Notice Read More