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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Energy trader’s divorce reignites debate over fair settlements

  The case of a successful energy trader – who is appealing against a High Court decision to award almost half of her £7 million fortune to her adulterous ex-husband – is sparking concerns among divorcing couples. The outcome of … Continue reading

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Steps to ensure your business holds up – not folds up – through divorce

The trauma of divorce, which impacts on separating couples, their children, and their wider family and friends, can be further exacerbated when a business is involved.

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Why a panel of judges’ guide on pre-nuptial agreements needs to be put into context

By family law specialist, Norman Taylor The statement of a panel of judges that says:  “for most people they will not be relevant on divorce” may be correct if the agreement is tested in a court, and the terms found … Continue reading

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Severing the ties – what Decree Nisi and Decree absolute mean in divorce proceedings

By Peter Jones, founder When one of our family law specialists took part in a BBC Radio Leeds legal phone-in recently, listeners’ questions included one on the final stages of divorce.

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Why a post-nup proved just the job for the ‘working girl’ and her ex

By Peter Jones, founder The ending of another celebrity marriage has again signalled the importance and value of a post-nuptial agreement if you wish to avoid future uncertainty about sorting out assets and property.

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The financial cost of international divorce – key questions answered

By Andrew Fox, barrister Increasing global mobility, which has broken down cultural and geographical barriers, has also led to an increase in the number of international family law and divorce disputes. People move across international borders with great ease – … Continue reading

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When the gloves are off in divorce – why no one wins in a courtroom battle

A High Court judge is pulling no punches in a high profile case that shines the spotlight on the very worst aspects of a confrontational and protracted divorce. Mr Justice Holman described the courtroom fight between former Russian beauty queen … Continue reading

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Will pension reforms ease the burden for silver separators?

As new laws allow the over 55s to take cash from their pension pots, research reveals that divorced people retiring this year will be financially worse off than their married peers.

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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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