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What Happens If My Spouse Spends Heavily Before Our Divorce To Reduce My Financial Settlement?

Date: July 20th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  It’s a well-worn divorce cliché. An aggrieved spouse starts to empty joint accounts and spend his or her savings to stop the other benefitting from the money in an imminent divorce settlement. We have already seen that full financial disclosure is required in divorce proceedings. And we have also looked at what happens when… Read the full article

When My Business Partner Divorces Is There A Risk That The Business Could Be Split?

Date: July 12th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  If you are in business with someone going through a divorce the fear that your co-owner’s changed financial circumstances could threaten your business is understandable. But it’s important to realise that it is difficult for a court to unilaterally make an order in divorce proceedings that could affect third parties such as a business… Read the full article

If I’m Not Happy With My Divorce Outcome, Can I Go Back To Court?

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

  It can sometimes be that one party in divorce proceedings, upon reflection, feels dissatisfied with the final financial order. Even when the settlement has been reached by consent. But reopening a case is never something to embark on lightly. That’s because the courts in England and Wales put a premium on the principle of… Read the full article

What Is No-Fault Divorce?

Date: June 12th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  No-fault divorce means a couple can obtain a divorce without one of them having to prove the other party is to blame for the breakdown of the marriage. The simple assertion of irreconcilable differences is sufficient for the court to grant a decree of divorce.   Can I Get A No-Fault Divorce In England?… Read the full article

Can My Spouse Take The Children To A New Location Away From Me?

Date: May 18th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  We understand the fear and panic you may feel if your spouse threatens to move away with your children. You do have legal options available to you so it is always useful to seek legal advice at an early stage. At Brookman in London we deal with this issue regularly. Usually in one of… Read the full article

Can I Use Legal Aid For My Divorce?

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

  In recent years the government has placed significant restrictions on the availability of legal aid in family law cases, including divorce. Although there is limited financial assistance available for couples embarking on mediation this is subject to a means test. You can check whether you qualify for legal aid on the government’s website.  … Read the full article

If I Transfer Assets To A Family Member Before Or During Divorce, Could Those Assets Be Included In The Financial Settlement?

Date: May 10th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The short answer is yes – they could. There is an obligation on both parties in a divorce to disclose assets fully and frankly. And courts need marital property to be preserved until it reaches a final decision that is fair to both sides. Transfers of assets to family members or third parties before… Read the full article

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

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