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What happens to my pension if I divorce?

Date: March 23rd, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Your pension is an asset just like any other. During divorce you must disclose it on Form E along with all your property, including savings, shares and other assets. The starting point for pension division is the same as with other property – that’s 50/50 between spouses. But the reality is that the final… Read the full article

Can I divorce a spouse who is not in the country?

Date: March 19th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  You can issue divorce proceedings against a spouse who is not in the country if: The courts here have jurisdiction to accept your petition and There are appropriate grounds for divorce International or ‘ex pat’ divorces like this sometimes raise complex issues about property division, maintenance and the care of any children. It’s therefore… Read the full article

Are prenups binding in the UK?

Date: March 15th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  If a prenuptial agreement is fair it’s likely that the courts in England and Wales will recognise it as binding on the parties. Of course there is continued debate over what constitutes fairness in the context of an agreement like this. As a result the precise legal status of prenups is still to some… Read the full article

Divorce lawyer reviews

Date: January 23rd, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  All solicitors undergo rigorous training. This gives you a degree of reassurance when searching for the right divorce solicitor. In addition the Solicitors Regulation Authority monitors professional conduct and all solicitors are required to hold professional indemnity insurance. So if something goes wrong with your legal representation there are ways to rectify matters. This… Read the full article

What are the benefits of a free consultation?

Date: January 19th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Solicitors frequently offer free consultations – either by phone or in person. For individuals confronting family law issues, including separation and divorce these appointments offer real benefits. If you are looking for a family or divorce lawyer a free consultation could be the first step towards finding a solicitor you can trust and rely… Read the full article

How to choose the best divorce lawyer

Date: January 15th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Today there is a wealth of information online and elsewhere about finding the best divorce lawyer for you. It can make reaching a decision on which law firm to choose overwhelming. Relying on word of mouth recommendations from friends and colleagues is useful. But a lawyer who proves a good fit for one person… Read the full article

Out Of Court Divorce In France: Will It Work?

Date: December 1st, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  French divorce law changed this year. A new article 229 in the French Civil Code means couples that agree to a French divorce can now end their marriage without any judicial intervention at all. An agreement, signed by lawyers for both spouses, is sufficient to formalise the divorce. On the face of it the… Read the full article

Online Gaming: When is it unreasonable?

Date: November 27th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Facebook and other social media sites have taken their fair share of blame for marital breakdown in recent years. If it is to be believed, a 2011 Daily Mail article suggested that Facebook activity was mentioned in a third of divorce petitions alleging unreasonable behaviour. But increasingly there’s reason to suspect that online gaming… Read the full article

Dating Apps Making Interracial Relationships Easier?

Date: November 21st, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  In 1967 the US Supreme Court reached a groundbreaking decision. In Loving v Virginia, the court finally outlawed the prohibition on interracial marriage, deciding that the ban contravened the constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. Now, fifty years later, a study by researchers from the universities of Essex and Vienna has highlighted a dramatic rise in… Read the full article

Hemain Injunctions Explained

Date: October 9th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Jurisdiction – the question of which country’s court has the authority to deal with a divorce – is often a matter of contention. It is particularly the case in international divorces where it may be legally possible to start proceedings in several different countries. We have discussed before how parties are motivated to fight… Read the full article

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