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Sharia Law and the law in England and Wales

Date: April 12th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

England and Wales do not apply Sharia law.  Although Muslims are freely able to take part in a Nikah (Islamic marriage contract) performed in England and Wales the ceremony is not considered a valid marriage under the law in England and Wales.  The parties are treated as if they were cohabitees on the breakdown of… Read the full article

Am I entitled to a share of my husband’s pension if we divorce?

Date: April 11th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Client Question: My husband and I have been married for 25 years and we are amicably talking about divorcing. We both work and have two children who have grown up and left home.  I always worked, though for some years when the children were young I worked part time.  I have my own pension but… Read the full article

Would you trust a supermarket to carry out your divorce?

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

In 2012 the Solicitors Regulation Authority began authorising alternative business structures (ABS).  Previously ownership of legal service providers was only restricted to lawyers.  Courtesy of the ABS structure, provided a company is deemed “fit or proper” they may now provide legal services. In early 2012 various businesses were approved to begin providing legal services.  The… Read the full article

International Quandaries and Same Sex Marriage

Date: April 8th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) 2013 entered into force in England and Wales on Saturday 29th March 2014. Much publicity was give to this move which puts England ahead of many other countries in the developed world. The media immediately relished the opportunity to show same sex couples in viewing their nuptial festivities. From a… Read the full article

Staying Grounded Through Divorce

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

In the treacherous tides of relationship breakdown, many couples are quick to blame either themselves or the other for the failings of their relationship. Amidst the sea of hurt or anger, it can be tricky to decipher exactly who has the right to divorce who, and on what grounds the divorce can be based. Aside… Read the full article

Our Trial Separation Is Leading To Divorce, What Can I Do?

Date: April 4th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Client Question: My husband and I split up a month ago as a trial separation to see if we could work things out. However, I have now learned that he has filed for divorce which is absolutely not what I want. I have tried to discuss this with him and want us to seek marriage… Read the full article

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin: A very civilised divorce?

Date: April 2nd, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

On 25th March actress Gwyneth Paltrow and rock star Chris Martin of Coldplay fame announced on Gwyneth’s website goop.com in a joint statement that they decided to separate. Gwyneth and Chris have been married for over ten years.  In their statement Gwyneth and Chris described that they hoped to “consciously uncouple”.  This phraseology seems to… Read the full article

Is it worth having a pre-nuptial agreement?

Date: April 2nd, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

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 issue has been re-examined in the case of Luckwell v Limata.  Victoria Luckwell is the daughter of one of Britain’s wealthiest men, Mike Luckwell, the… Read the full article

Conscious Uncoupling

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

The cynic in me would say that more people I have met have had problems arising from unconscious coupling than conscious uncoupling. But the therapist who coined the expression and who has been advising Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin says that it is a “radically new way of completing a relationship.” According to the theory… Read the full article


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