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Legal Considerations For Older Parents

Date: November 18th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  An Indian woman has given birth to twins at the age of 74. The new mother has described it as the happiest time of her life. She and her 82 year-old husband have spent years living with the stigma attached to childlessness that still exists in their village in the state of Andhra Pradesh…. Read the full article

Cohabitation: What Happens When One Partner Dies?

Date: September 30th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Back in 2016 we wrote on these Advice Centre pages about how the number of cohabitees nationally continued to rise – despite the precarious legal position of those who choose to live together without getting married. Three years on and parliament is considering a bill to give cohabitees certain rights and make provision about… Read the full article

Asset Sharing And Divorce: How Far Do Courts Go?

Date: September 22nd, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Judges have a wide discretion to decide how to divide assets on divorce. This can inject a degree of unpredictability into disputed financial settlement cases. Where there are high value assets at stake the repercussions can be significant. This is one reason why we try to help our clients agree financial settlements. But if… Read the full article

Rules On Weddings Venues Look Set For Reform

Date: August 19th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  We all know that the choice of wedding venue can make or break the big day. Until now there have been fairly strict restrictions on where couples can marry and what form a civil wedding ceremony can take. As the Law Commission announces a project to consider relaxing rules on where and how couples… Read the full article

Pensions And Your Divorce: New Guide Highlights The Need For Caution

Date: August 12th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A pension can often be the biggest asset in a divorce apart from the family home. We’ve previously discussed the complexity of assessing the value of a pension and dividing it during a divorce. Ensuring fairness when it comes to pensions and divorce is a fine balancing act.  So the publication this month of… Read the full article

Can I Represent Myself In The Divorce Courts?

Date: August 8th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The short answer is yes. But what might seem like a financial saving at the time could cost you more in the long run. Divorce, including the financial aspects, is a complex legal process. Individuals who represent themselves will often be at a disadvantage compared with a spouse who is represented by a family… Read the full article

Divorced And Taking Children Away For The Summer Holidays?

Date: July 9th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  When school holidays approach we are sometimes asked whether one parent can take children abroad for a summer holiday without seeking the permission of the other parent. It’s a sensitive question. One that, as with most types of family law disputes, is best resolved through private discussions between the parties – with the assistance… Read the full article

Can English Courts Change A Foreign Financial Order?

Date: July 2nd, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  We’ve written extensively about forum shopping in these advice pages. In particular we’ve explained why the financially weaker spouse in a divorce will often try – where possible – to have financial proceedings decided by a judge in England and Wales. Different jurisdictions have different rules and priorities when it comes to division of… Read the full article

Can I Challenge The Arbitartor’s Decision On My Divorce?

Date: June 11th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Arbitration is one way to resolve the financial issues around your divorce without involving a judge. It has many advantages – it’s usually a quicker way to resolve contentious matters than going to court. And it can often be a cheaper route to finalising a financial agreement. But it’s also worth highlighting one of… Read the full article


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Rhea Steel 06/09/2019

I sent an email to book a free 45 min consultation. A senior partner answered my questions and put me at ease. No consultation needed!

A D 29/08/2019

I had the opportunity to meet Henry Brookman in a very difficult time of my life and he has been of great advise and support. Thank you!

Simon Rogerson 12/08/2019

I wanted to say a big thanks to Henry Bookman and his colleagues for all their help and guidance during my divorce - a long a complicated one. The team were all brilliant. I loved the fact that Henry was happy to explore possibilities and search for solutions. I also feel that on occasions he gave hope when things were against me. All told a great coach who was ready with pearls of wisdom when I needed it.

An'a. K 10/08/2019

I would strongly recommend this firm. I had the opportunity to discuss my case thoroughly with Mr Bookman. But before the initial consultation, I had a telephone conversation with a legal assistant who took most of the details down, so that my initial consultation was to the point I appreciate the advice given by Mr Bookman and think it a humble approach that the initial consultation is FREE and carried by the most senior member of the firm and not by a junior staff like it happens in other firms.

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