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10 Ways to Divorce Proof your Marriage

Excellent article and some good tips on how to divorce proof your marriage.

From what I've heard from clients over the years, I...

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Inside the billionaire's divorce

Hoping to keep as much of his fortune to himself, investment firm billionaire Ken Griffin, 46, has claimed in divorce court that his...

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Maintenance and your will

This is a really helpful article explaining the importance of planning your estate and will carefully if you are responsible for paying...

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Costs

Well, having got rid of legal aid it looks like costs are going to be incurred elsewhere by the public purse. However, this is a good...

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Online Courts - will they become a reality?

A report by a working group of the independent Civil Justice Council, recommends an online court, where Judges would decide cases...

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E-Bundling - the sensible way forward?

I did a blog last week about the difficulties in preparing court bundles for cases that are in Court, given the page limit of 350.

I...

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Divorcing mothers warned to fight for a slice of their ex-husband's pension or face financial loss

All good family lawyers know that pensions should be considered in any financial settlement following divorce

Divorced mothers face financial loss if they fail to secure pension rightsWomen overlook 'gold-plated' pension pots when negotiating...…

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Are cuts to legal aid a false economy?

The comments made by Lord Justice Aikens don't surprise me.

With legal aid only being available now in exceptional circumstances,...

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Decline in Civil Partnerships

Figures released this week from the Office of National Statistics show an 11% decrease in civil partnerships in 2013.

It's perhaps...

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How to spend your Valentine's Day when divorced

While many might be rushing around buying Valentine's Day gifts for their loved ones, it's not the case for everyone.

Especially if...

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Court bundles and page limits

A dry subject perhaps, but an important one..

In accordance with the Practice Direction to the Family Procedure Rules 27, which...

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A good start

These regulations are designed to stop sham marriages/civil partnerships and are basically a good idea but do they go far enough? ...

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The real reason for infidelity...

Interesting article in The Daily Telegraph which does in my experience as a family lawyer ring true.

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The 'Clooney effect'

I am not sure I believe the research in this article from my experience as a family lawyer but it makes for interesting reading!

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No-one is above reproach!

Very interesting that this particular judge was reprimanded by the Court of Appeal for his handling of a child in a case particularly...

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Pension reforms to help divorcees keep their homes

This highlights the importance of getting the correct advice

April’s retirement reforms open up various options for couples divorcing and attempting to amicably share pension and property assets,...…

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Excellent tips on helping children through the divorce process

Divorce can be a difficult time for children too. Here are some great tips to help guide them through the process.

Divorce is not just stressful for parents, it can also create a great deal of uncertainty and confusion in children. The behavior of...…

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Cohabiting couple families - the fastest growing

Data from the Office for National Statistics show this type of family are the fastest growing in the UK.

I don't think it will be...

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Another pre-nup case

Interesting article where the parties had a pre-nuptial agreement but the wife is seeking further monies which she claims are child...

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Judge thrown off a case!

I have never know this happen before but it proves for very interesting reading ...

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