How to approach the thorny issue of pensions when divorcing

Along with dwindling annuity rates and the demise of defined pension schemes, it is a fact of life that divorcees’ retirement incomes are inevitably lower than those of non-divorcees. A further downside is that from April 6, 2016, thousands of … Continue reading

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Why pre-nups enable openness and transparency to blossom

The increasing popularity of pre-nup agreements reflects how couples view their open and transparent nature as a positive factor when planning their wedding. Far from castigating the agreements as clinical and unromantic, more couples are showing that while seeking to … Continue reading

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Jumping into a new relationship? Beware it may affect your divorce settlement

High court judge Mr Justice Mostyn has warned divorcing wives to keep away from new romances or risk jeopardizing their financial settlement. In a written ruling, he said the start of a new relationship could be a “significant fly in … Continue reading

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Can my ex claim my inheritance? Four key questions answered

In tough economic times a windfall in the form of a legacy left in a will can give the family coffers a boost.  However, what happens to that inheritance if a couple divorce? It may come as a surprise to … Continue reading

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In business with your soon-to-be-ex? How to protect your biggest asset

By Norman Taylor, Collaborative Family Lawyer Should boardroom squabbles ever make their way into the bedroom? Not if the recent spate of high profile co-business divorce cases is anything to go by. The well documented cases of oil trader Michael … Continue reading

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How prenups can help couples to pick ‘n’ mix their assets

By Peter Jones, partner and founder The gagging order on Katie Price’s soon to be ex-husband Kieran Hayler has catapulted the topic of prenups once again to the forefront of the media agenda. Fortunately, the former glamour model’s watertight and … Continue reading

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Revving up for pre-nups – but will they stall on the legal journey?

Following our blog on DIY pre-marital arrangements, so called ‘pre-nups’ have again hit the headlines with some media reporting that they will be enshrined in law. However, is it really ‘green for go’ for pre-nups?

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Rags to riches: benefits of a clean break divorce

The experience of green energy millionaire Dale Vince whose fortunes rocketed after his divorce is a cautionary tale for men and women who build a successful business after their marriage breakdown. Mr Vince was claiming state benefits during his marriage … Continue reading

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Information campaign vital as millions in public funding for mediation lies unspent

The announcement that mediation centres aimed at helping couples to separate without the trauma of going to court are under threat – while the best part of £25 million in public funding to help such couples lies untouched – requires … Continue reading

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