Are prenups binding in the UK?

Date: March 15th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  If a prenuptial agreement is fair it’s likely that the courts in England and Wales will recognise it as binding on the parties. Of course there is continued debate over what constitutes fairness in the context of an agreement like this. As a result the precise legal status of prenups is still to some… Read the full article

Divorce lawyer reviews

Date: January 23rd, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  All solicitors undergo rigorous training. This gives you a degree of reassurance when searching for the right divorce solicitor. In addition the Solicitors Regulation Authority monitors professional conduct and all solicitors are required to hold professional indemnity insurance. So if something goes wrong with your legal representation there are ways to rectify matters. This… Read the full article

What are the benefits of a free consultation?

Date: January 19th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Solicitors frequently offer free consultations – either by phone or in person. For individuals confronting family law issues, including separation and divorce these appointments offer real benefits. If you are looking for a family or divorce lawyer a free consultation could be the first step towards finding a solicitor you can trust and rely… Read the full article

How to choose the best divorce lawyer

Date: January 15th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Today there is a wealth of information online and elsewhere about finding the best divorce lawyer for you. It can make reaching a decision on which law firm to choose overwhelming. Relying on word of mouth recommendations from friends and colleagues is useful. But a lawyer who proves a good fit for one person… Read the full article

Out Of Court Divorce In France: Will It Work?

Date: December 1st, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  French divorce law changed this year. A new article 229 in the French Civil Code means couples that agree to a French divorce can now end their marriage without any judicial intervention at all. An agreement, signed by lawyers for both spouses, is sufficient to formalise the divorce. On the face of it the… Read the full article

Online Gaming: When is it unreasonable?

Date: November 27th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Facebook and other social media sites have taken their fair share of blame for marital breakdown in recent years. If it is to be believed, a 2011 Daily Mail article suggested that Facebook activity was mentioned in a third of divorce petitions alleging unreasonable behaviour. But increasingly there’s reason to suspect that online gaming… Read the full article

Dating Apps Making Interracial Relationships Easier?

Date: November 21st, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  In 1967 the US Supreme Court reached a groundbreaking decision. In Loving v Virginia, the court finally outlawed the prohibition on interracial marriage, deciding that the ban contravened the constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. Now, fifty years later, a study by researchers from the universities of Essex and Vienna has highlighted a dramatic rise in… Read the full article

Hemain Injunctions Explained

Date: October 9th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Jurisdiction – the question of which country’s court has the authority to deal with a divorce – is often a matter of contention. It is particularly the case in international divorces where it may be legally possible to start proceedings in several different countries. We have discussed before how parties are motivated to fight… Read the full article

What Is A Mesher Order? 

Date: October 2nd, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The family home is often central to financial settlement negotiations during divorce. A Mesher Order is one way the courts and divorcing couples can deal with the property when immediate sale or transfer to one party is not appropriate. The name comes from a divorce case heard in 1973 in which a wife was… Read the full article

Lawyer V Machine: Will Robots Change How Family Law Works?

Date: September 25th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Lawyers have been discussing the use of chatbots and other forms of artificial intelligence (AI) for some time. To what extent will they change the way we provide advice on divorce and other family law issues? There’s little doubt that new technology offers family lawyers like us great opportunities to streamline and improve the… Read the full article

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