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Brookman Wins Case Against Prominent Footballer

Date: April 4th, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Brookman Solicitors have won a significant case against a high-earning and prominent footballer and had a favourable judgement made for the benefit of our client, the footballer’s ex-wife and mother of a 4 year old child. Previously, the father was reluctantly paying £13,000 per annum to the mother. Brookman therefore applied for maintenance for the mother… Read the full article

Encouraging Marriage In The USA

Date: February 26th, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Across America fewer people are getting married and yet more are having children outside of marriage.  It’s a statistic that some states within America are trying to – carefully – reverse. In Oklahoma, a ‘Marriage Initiative’ has been running for over ten years with the primary purpose of promoting the concept of marriage. Whilst the… Read the full article

The Language Of Love

Date: February 21st, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Here’s an opening line from an online article posted by a young lady: “I spent three weeks in Poland and I’ve fallen in love with a local. The only problem is, we don’t speak the same language”. The young lady in question was concerned that the new relationship was doomed almost as soon as it… Read the full article

Using Social Media After Divorce

Date: February 12th, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

We have discussed on this blog before the role that social media has reportedly played in the breakup of some marriages. In those cases, spouses used social media websites to reignite old flames which subsequently led to the breakdown of their marriages. Websites such as Facebook and Twitter seemed to be held partly to blame…. Read the full article

Divorce Increasing In The Middle East

Date: February 8th, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Consistent with the last several years of figures, it appears that divorce is continuing to increase in areas such as the UAE, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Many are reporting that there are social changes going on beneath this trend, especially between husbands and wives. Wives in particular have become more independent over recent years, both… Read the full article

5 Wedding Traditions From Around The World

Date: February 5th, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Most people are brought up to understand the traditions of marriages and weddings. But do we know the wedding traditions of other countries?  Here are five international marriage and wedding traditions from around the world that you might not be familiar with: The ribbon pull: in some western cultures the bride will toss her bouquet… Read the full article

A Formula For Divorce Settlements?

Date: January 31st, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Is it possible to calculate a divorce settlement using a mathematical formula?  This is the approach that is used in Canada and is currently being reviewed by The Law Commission as part of wider Government reforms of divorce law for England and Wales. If adopted, this new system which is being labelled the ‘cookie cutter’… Read the full article

3 Pointers For Choosing The Right Divorce Solicitor

Date: January 4th, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

For most people who divorce, finding and choosing a divorce solicitor will be a task they conduct once in their lives. Clearly it’s an important task, and choosing the right solicitor will have a direct impact on how the divorce is handled and what the outcome might be. We have therefore suggested three pointers to consider… Read the full article

Chinese Government Unintentionally Incentivizes Divorce

Date: December 21st, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Every now and again, governments introduce policies with the intention of addressing one issue, but inadvertently end up creating another. A case in point is the government for China’s southwest Guizhou Province.  Here, a policy has been introduced in an attempt to curb the ongoing problem of illegal housing construction.  In particular, the government is… Read the full article

Marriage – A Mix Of The Modern & Traditional

Date: December 17th, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

It has been reported many times before that the ‘traditions of marriage are dead’.  Whilst there is no doubt that marriage has changed over the years – in society and in law – perhaps ‘dead’ is a little too strong a word. What is clear, is that some of the old views toward marriage are… Read the full article

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