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More About Pre-Nups!

Date: March 3rd, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

‘A city solicitor has been ordered to hand over a £2.2 million London home to his estranged wife after the Judge ruled that she should not be bound by their prenuptial agreement.’ (The Times, February 25th 2014) The solicitor wanted the house sold and the proceeds divided equally in line with an agreement that the… Read the full article

The 10 Most Bizarre Divorce Settlements?

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

As we all know, divorce is no smooth experience. The complexity of each divorce varies depending on the emotional state between parties, their willingness to complete an amicable and efficient divorce, and the involvement of children or financial arrangements. When it comes to arranging financial settlements, the Court tends to start at a 50/50 split… Read the full article

Financial Settlements: Does Dishonesty Pay?

Date: February 20th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

I recently saw a Court of Appeal case, in which the husband agreed a financial settlement with his wife during divorce, but later it was discovered that he had told some considerable untruths regarding the status of his company during those negotiations, which meant that his financial picture was less than accurate. The wife took the… Read the full article

Child Maintenance: Paying The Price For Your Break-Up

Date: February 13th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Breaking up is a hard and emotional experience, not just for the parties separating, but also for most vulnerable people involved in the relationship: the children. How do we go about securing arrangements for those that we care about the most? And how can we ensure that parents maintain a healthy relationship with their children,… Read the full article

Comment is free, but facts are sacred

Date: February 3rd, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

A few weeks ago we read some dramatic criticisms of the courts in the case of an Italian mother and Essex County Council.  One headline said “Women’s baby taken from womb by Social Services.”  There was supposedly a “secret” hearing in the Court of Protection which led to this treatment of the Italian mother. Shortly… Read the full article

Children Act Order Requires Two Children To Receive MMR Vaccination

Date: January 20th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

In a recent court decision, Mrs Justice Theis has ordered that two children aged 15 and 11 should receive the MMR vaccination.  The children’s mothers opposed it, and the girls themselves said they did not wish to be vaccinated. The girls were living with their mother following the parents separating in January 2011.  The father… Read the full article

Good News On Child Abduction

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

As regular readers of our blog know well, the Hague Convention on Child Abduction – or to give it its proper title, the Hague Convention on the International Aspects of Child Abduction – is of primary importance in preventing inter-country abductions.  Before the introduction of the Hague Convention, if a child was abducted from one… Read the full article

Should you spend more on the ring than the pre-nup?

Date: January 10th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Statistically January is the month when most marriages break down. There are a number of reasons that are said to be behind this including financial strain and the overwhelming amount of time spent with your significant other half over the Christmas break. Also many people hold it together in the run-up to Christmas before facing… Read the full article

Babies born in Marriage or Civil Partnership under 53%

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

The Office for International Statistics has published figures for 2012 to show that the proportion of babies born within a marriage or civil partnership has fallen to 52.5%.  Last year 383,189 babies were born to mothers who were in a marriage or a civil partnership.  346,485 were born to mothers who were not in such… Read the full article

Prison terms in family proceedings

Date: January 3rd, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Father jailed again for non-return of child… Mr Justice Holman has again jailed a father for contempt arising from his refusal to return his small daughter to the United Kingdom. During a family holiday in Egypt in December 2011 he put his daughter in the care of family members there. He returned to England, and… Read the full article

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