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International Divorce And The Children’s Needs

Date: November 19th, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

If you moved abroad with your spouse and subsequently decided to divorce, you would want to know that any court judgement was based on your children’s best interests. In instances where there are conflicting parental views as to where children will reside and with whom, it can be up to a local court to determine… Read the full article

Could a Cohabitation Agreement Protect Unmarried Parents’ Rights?

Date: November 15th, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

In the UK, the number of cohabiting couples with children has increased by 34% during the past decade, and is now in line with the percentage of married couples with dependent children. The Myth of the “Common Law Spouse” If a couple splits up, the legal rights of married parents and those in civil partnerships… Read the full article

You Keep the Clubcard Points, I’ll Take the Goldfish

Date: October 25th, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Some divorcing couples are willing to go to almost any lengths to ensure that their divorce settlement includes ‘custody’ of their most cherished possessions. Fair enough, some personal possessions could well have sentimental value – understandably, many people will be reluctant to give up ownership of their pets for example. But here we are talking… Read the full article

The Rules Of Marriage Might Be Changing, But Some Are There For Good Reason

Date: October 23rd, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

A controversial new book: ‘The New Rules of Marriage’ by sociologist Catherine Hakim, claims that the British should be more laid back about infidelity, like our near neighbours the French, Italians and Spanish. A ‘playfair’ isn’t cheating (supposedly). . . Hakim, who was educated in France, suggests that long-term exclusivity in relationships turns people into… Read the full article

Why Divorce Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Failure

Date: October 18th, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Today, nearly half of all British marriages end in divorce. However, does this mean they have ‘failed’? Or, have they simply ended ‘successfully’? Till death do us part? In modern society, marriage isn’t the lifelong institution it was just half a century previously. In the past, many marriages that stayed together for ‘life’ did so… Read the full article

Indian Government Reviews Adoption Law

Date: October 16th, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

In India, there have been a growing number of cases reported regarding the abuse of children ‘unofficially’ adopted by members of the wider family circle. As a result, several organisations have called for new legislation to adequately protect children fostered by relatives. Adoption within the family Newspapers reported the case of a 12-year-old girl in… Read the full article

Would You Rely On An “App” To See You Through The Trauma Of Divorce?

Date: October 12th, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

If your marriage was on the brink; if you had decided enough was enough and the only course of action was to separate, would you want to rely on an “app” to guide you seamlessly through the financial and emotional headaches and heartaches of divorce? It seems unthinkable that a little piece of downloadable software… Read the full article

Does “Equality In The Home” Work For You?

Date: October 10th, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

We live in an age of sexual equality supposedly. Or at least, in an age where equality is possible. In which case, the latest published research into the lives of Norwegian adults to establish possible links between marriage, housework and happiness, might just surprise you. DIVORCE RATES HIGHER IN ‘EQUAL STATUS’ HOUSEHOLDS The study entitled:… Read the full article

The Rise Of The Divorce Ceremony

Date: August 3rd, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Most of the significant moments in our lives are marked with a formal occasion.  For birthdays we have parties, for weddings or graduations we have ceremonies and for deaths we have funerals.  But what about divorces? It might not be a new concept but the ‘divorce ceremony’ certainly appears to be becoming more popular.  Unlike… Read the full article

How Legally Relevant Is Religion In Divorce?

Date: August 1st, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Henry Brookman discusses the extent to which religion can play a part in the divorce process. Published in The Times. A recent case in the Court of Appeal has drawn attention to the issue of what happens when religious beliefs and the English divorce process collide after the court dismissed a Muslim doctor’s claim that… Read the full article

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