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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 a wedding ceremony, a divorce ceremony can be whatever the couple choose.  Some prefer a quiet gathering of family and friends, others choose to include promises to one another (especially when children are involved) while others organise elaborate or joyous occasions. (more…)

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

Brookman Awarded Top Accolade From National Law Society

Date: July 9th, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Brookman has secured the national Law Society’s law management quality mark, Lexcel. Lexcel is the Law Society’s international practice management standard. The Lexcel accreditation is only awarded to solicitors who meet the highest management and customer care standards. Lexcel accredited practices undergo rigorous independent assessment every year to ensure they meet the required standards of… Read the full article

Belgian TV Channel, RTBF, Interviews Henry Brookman

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

Henry Brookman comments on a recent high profile case in Belgium concerning the alleged abduction of a child to the UK by her mother. An English couple were living in Brussels when the wife left for the UK, taking the couple’s daughter with her. There were proceedings in Belgium for custody. Both Belgium and the… Read the full article

Too Old To Divorce?

Date: May 24th, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

It might not be a topic many of us think about, but does there come a point in life when divorce is no longer considered an option simply because of our age? For instance, if a couple had been married for fifty years and they were now in their seventies, would they simply prefer to… Read the full article

In The Spotlight: Forced Marriages

Date: April 30th, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

It has recently been reported in the press that a young Asian girl as young as 5 is said to have been forced into a marriage in the UK.  How can a marriage take place with a child of 5 years?  It cannot strictly be a marriage that follows the law of this country as… Read the full article

Do You Have International Assets? Then You Need A Will

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

Henry Brookman discusses the implications of not having a will, how owning international assets further raises the stakes and how financial advisers are now becoming part of the process. Published in Wealth Briefing. According to research conducted by Forbes, seven out of ten of the world’s billionaires are self made, and over 40 percent of… Read the full article

3 Reasons Why Statistics And Relationships Should Not Mix

Date: March 29th, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Rarely a week goes by without new reports providing us with data, trends and, perhaps most surprisingly, statistical formula, relating to relationships.  Here is a tongue-in-cheek look at three examples of statistics and formula being applied to relationships.   A formula to calculate the ideal age to propose A team of researchers at the University… Read the full article

Could My Ex Re-open Our Divorce Deal?

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

Henry Brookman provides the answer to a Financial Times’ `Wealth Question’ regarding the circumstances which may or may not cause a divorce deal to be reconsidered by the court. Financial settlements agreed during divorce often take into account assets such as property or business interests, as well as debts.  But what happens if the financial… Read the full article

Short Marriages: An Affect On Financial Settlement?

Date: January 24th, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Kim Kardashian, the American reality star, has recently made the headlines for separating from her husband after only 72 days.  Renee Zellweger made headlines a few years back with her marriage only lasting 4 months and Britney Spears is renowned for having annulled her marriage after 3 days.  These are obviously very short marriages but… Read the full article


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Jen Ade 23/07/2020

I had an initial consultation and Henry was well prepared. He gave great advice and followed through quite quickly. He was very helpful.

Chris Mullins 15/07/2020

Henry and team were most professional, considerate and efficient when handling the financial proceedings owing to my overseas divorce. I recommend their services highly. International circumstance was at first to me most daunting and confusing, given each country had its' own unique approach. Thankfully Henry was knowledgeable of the law on either side of the seas and able therefore to provide best guidance and reasoning to me which enabled favourable settlement!

Wim Jansen 24/06/2020

I contacted Brookman to ask for information regarding the validity of an international divorce court ruling. They were very quick in providing me with the right information. When I had another question a few months later around children matters I phoned them again and after taking some background information and contact details they booked me in for a free telephone consultation with 1 of their partners Talitha Brookman. She spent half an hour of her time explaining to me what I could expect and provided legal advice. All was free of charge. I would not hesitate to contact them again should any matter become more formal and have to go through court. The service has been quick, professional and very friendly.

Rebecca Brown 01/06/2020

Highly recommend this firm. Having searched around different firms for advice for some time, I had a free consultation with Henry Brookman. He was incredibly knowledgeable about my complex situation, gave straightforward advice and empowered me to understand exactly how I need to proceed.

Nik Carter 10/05/2020

I recently had a free initial consultation with Henry Brookman via video conference. He was considered and meticulous in his approach and gave me well thought through advice. He followed this up with a letter in writing summarising the advice he gave me. I would thoroughly recommend his services to anyone looking for legal representation in a divorce.