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Widowed Parent’s Allowance: Can Cohabitees Claim?

    As the law stands cohabitees are not able to claim the government-funded widowed parents allowance (WPA). Campaigners like pressure group Resolution argue that it’s just one example of…

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Will I have to split my inheritance if I divorce?

  The division of assets is often a thorny issue in divorce. What forms part of the matrimonial ‘pot’ available for division? And what assets should be ring-fenced from inclusion…

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I Got Married Abroad. Do I Have To Get Divorced In The Same Country?

  Clients often ask us this question ahead of issuing divorce proceedings. The straightforward answer is no. Your marriage venue does not dictate jurisdiction when it comes to your divorce.…

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The Difference Between Annulment And Divorce

  Under English law a marriage may be ended by either divorce or annulment. A declaration of annulment indicates that your marriage was invalid or had become invalid for some…

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Children's Issues

International Residence Orders – Children Always Come First

  Many of the divorces we deal with have an international aspect. The issue of child residence sometimes becomes more complicated when parents live in different countries. This is particularly…

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What Are My Rights as a Parent?

A great concern for divorcing couples with children is the welfare of their child or children. Despite the spousal relationship breaking down, it is crucial that there are minimal repercussions…

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Client Questions

How Can I Avoid Court Even Though My Husband Won’t Discuss Matters?

  Client Question: My husband has asked for a divorce. He sees no point in talking to me and wants a judge to settle our arguments about money and the…

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Can I Stop My Ex-Wife taking My Child Abroad?

Client Question: My ex-wife and I split some years ago, at the time our daughter was 2 years old – she is now eight. Communication has never been good between…

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Divorce

The Difference Between Annulment And Divorce

  Under English law a marriage may be ended by either divorce or annulment. A declaration of annulment indicates that your marriage was invalid or had become invalid for some…

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Clean Break Divorce – What You Should Know

  Sometimes the term ‘clean break’ is used to describe divorce settlements that are not strictly speaking clean breaks at all. Here we answer some of the common questions our…

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Financial Issues

Cohabitees: Numbers Increase But Legal Position Still Weak

  Earlier this month the Office for National Statistics published its annual report into current trends in living arrangements in the UK. One of the more startling revelations was the…

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Is it worth having a pre-nuptial agreement?

In 2010 the case of Radmacher v Granatino made headlines in England. The case confirmed that pre-nuptial agreements could be binding in the UK in the right circumstances. Recently this…

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International Divorce

I Got Married Abroad. Do I Have To Get Divorced In The Same Country?

  Clients often ask us this question ahead of issuing divorce proceedings. The straightforward answer is no. Your marriage venue does not dictate jurisdiction when it comes to your divorce.…

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Is There A Best Place To Divorce?  

  If you are caught up in the uncertainty created by marital breakdown you might think nowhere is a ‘good’ place to divorce. But many people go to great lengths…

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Brookman Solicitors

42 Reviews

Chris Mullins 10/12/2018

Henry Brookman and team have been fantastic from initial point of contact. They were able to schedule me a 'free telephone consult' at short notice in order to fit with my travel plans. I have now received sound written legal advice from both UK and Overseas perspective which has given me great reassurance and peace of mind. I am now understanding of the legal journey I am to face and have confidence that his team will be able to support me!

Syeda Rizvi 09/11/2018

I can’t recommend Brookman solicitors enough. I met with Mr Aziz Malik from Brookman solicitors for a case that had an international dimension to it, and found him extremely competent, professional, reassuring and empathetic. Knowing that my case was time sensitive, Mr Aziz was quick to initiate the legal process, kept me updated on the case progress, responded very promptly to all my correspondence, gave very sincere legal advice and addressed all my concerns in a very patient and responsible fashion. He was very involved in the case, and I knew from the get go that my case was in safe hands. Throughout the process, the law firm also kept me posted on the costs of the services I was getting, hence making the process very convenient and transparent for me. The barrister they appointed to represent me at the hearing(s) was equally competent, knowledgeable and articulate. Thanks to Brookman solicitors, the outcome of my case was exactly what I had wished for, and I am beyond delighted. I am extremely grateful to them for their services. Please keep up the good work!

Nir Ozer 07/11/2018

Henry Brookman was very honest and helpful with the professional quick legal service. It's wonderful to know you get a proper advice when needed. I definitely recommend this law firm.

Chris Saunders 26/10/2018

I engaged Brookman Solicitor's on a particularly complex topic related to international divorce. Henry and his team provided excellent support and his expertise was a critical factor in a successful outcome. I would not hesitate in working with this firm again, or recommending them to others.

Petra LP 25/10/2018

Replied to my query very quickly and was very helpful and understanding.