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Could Hong Kong Be The Next Divorce Hotspot?

Date: November 22nd, 2010 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The Times reports on a recent divorce judgement in Hong Kong that could see future financial settlements in the jurisdiction divided equally. Until last week, divorce settlements in Hong Kong were typically decided on the basis that the wealthier partner would keep any surplus after the weaker partner’s financial needs had been met. This meant… Read the full article

Radmacher v Granatino – The Impact On Future Pre-Nups

Date: November 17th, 2010 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Talitha Brookman discusses the recent Radmacher v Granatino case and its likely impact on pre-nuptial agreements in the future. Published in Knowyourmoney.co.uk. Historically in England and Wales, pre-nuptial agreements may have been persuasive in helping the Court make a final decision regarding a financial settlement. However, the Court had the discretion to disregard the pre-nuptial… Read the full article

Are grandparents legally entitled to gain contact with their grandchildren?

Date: November 11th, 2010 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

We live in stressful times where most parents have to work to support their children. Loving grandparents are a great asset to any family under such circumstances, often providing invaluable care, support and guidance for children during working hours. 60% of childcare in the UK is provided by grandparents, according to statistics released last year… Read the full article

Divorce rates in England and Worldwide

Date: September 27th, 2010 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

It was reported in National Statistics in 2007 that England and Wales has the fourth highest rate of divorce worldwide with the United Kingdom coming top, then Puerto Rico and Russia before England with 3.08 people per 1,000 people getting divorced. So why is England so high on the list? Our culture impacts on the… Read the full article

Celebrity marriages: destined to fail?

Date: September 14th, 2010 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

At the start of this year  The Telegraph reported that UK divorce rates are coming down. Statistics from 2008 show that divorce rates at that time were the lowest recorded since 1979. Experts suggested that this was probably because fewer couples are marrying, and those that are do so later in life and are more… Read the full article

Is there a science to predicting who will get divorced?

Date: September 10th, 2010 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Without the aid of a crystal ball, no one can be sure if a couple will stay together forever.  However, American journalist Anneli Rufus has compiled the findings of numerous past research reports to suggest that certain types of people or certain situations could increase the likehood of divorce. For instance, if a couple has… Read the full article

Do ‘Quickie Divorces’ Exist?

Date: September 7th, 2010 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The term ‘quickie divorce’ is used a lot by the media when celebrities split up, but do quickie divorces actually exist?  For most people in the UK the answer is no. The reality is that a divorce in the UK will take several months. How many months will depend on the details and complexity of… Read the full article

Not just for the super-rich: pre nuptial and post nuptial agreements

Date: June 30th, 2010 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Talitha Brookman discusses pre and post nuptial agreements and how they apply in English law. Published in Independent Practitioner. Historically, pre-nuptial agreements in England and Wales have not been given the same weight they are in countries with similar legal systems, such as Australia and the United States. In England or Wales, even though a… Read the full article

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