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How deep is your love? (That depends: how big is your diamond?)

Date: May 14th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Marriage is about love – not possessions. However, results from a recent study on proposals and wedding rings suggest that some women view their wedding rings as a serious commitment of money, and more than a mere symbol of love. Women seem to want both a partner, and a ring, for life. After all, diamonds… Read the full article

Ring The Alarm: What does the wedding ring mean now?

Date: May 9th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

For centuries, the wedding ring has been a symbol of eternal love and faithfulness to another, an outward sign of an inward bond. As such a powerful and recognised symbol, we cannot help but notice those that go bare-fingered despite having taken wedding vows. Is removing the ring before a night out on the town… Read the full article

Seven Year Itch: A Myth?

Date: May 7th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

There is a widespread belief in the ‘7 year itch’, that couples get itchy feet after 7 years of marriage. The concept was first mooted in the seventies as more liberal laws and attitudes towards divorce were introduced. In today’s society, is it just an outdated myth? A report from the Marriage Foundation shows that… Read the full article

Later Life Divorce

Date: May 1st, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Great news: we are living longer. Compare life expectancy in 1901- 45 years for men and 49 years for women- with today’s 79 and 83 years respectively, longevity that is only expected to rise.[1] When considering the topic of marriage, then, this raises a question: are we outliving our relationships? With our extra years, are… Read the full article

Separation: What about the children?

Date: April 29th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Dr Penelope Leach, British psychologist specialising in parenting issues, considers divorce the ‘safety valve for marriage (which)…society could not do without.’ Parents who separate can end the misery between an unhappily married couple and ease family tensions or problems with children, as ‘unhappy parents make for unhappy offspring’. Recent UK statistics show that almost 50%… Read the full article

Financial Settlements: Not everyone is after all they can get!

Date: April 25th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The legal press is often filled with people fighting acrimonious and lengthy Court proceedings to ensure they get “every penny they are entitled to”. However, former maths teacher, Tony Hawkin is separating from one of Britain’s wealthiest entrepreneurs after 21 years of marriage because he does not like being rich and “isn’t in the habit… Read the full article

Family Arrangement Orders – more terminology or a real change?

Date: April 23rd, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

We all remember terms such as “custody and access”, which were replaced with the new legal framework of “residence and contact”. The hope was to bring a more positive view on the arrangements concerning children. The Children and Families Bill has now proposed that the terminology of Residence and Contact Orders will change and be… Read the full article

Getting funding for the weaker party in litigation: A perplexing problem

Date: April 21st, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

It is said of some countries that you can obtain, “the best justice that money can buy.”  This expression is not necessarily referring to flaws in the Court system but the fact that the financially stronger party hires a costly and expensive legal team who have the ability and can spend the preparation time necessary… Read the full article

Would our divorce be quicker in England than in Ireland?

Date: April 18th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Client Question: I separated from my wife two years ago and moved to England to be with my family (I am actually Irish, but many of my family members live in England).  I have decided to divorce my wife which I suspect she will not want to do even though we are no longer together. … Read the full article

Lawyers don’t always mean litigation

Date: April 16th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

In recent years there has been endorsements from the Courts and profession of mediation as a means of trying to resolve difficulties divorcing couple’s financial affairs.  What is less well known is that there are other forms of resolving disputes that also do not involve Court proceedings. I recently attended what is known as a… Read the full article

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