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No-Fault Divorce Is On The Way: What About Financial Settlement Rules?

Date: April 16th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Campaign groups like Resolution, as well as many family lawyers like Brookman Solicitors in London have welcomed the announcement that the government intends to introduce a form of no-fault divorce “as soon as parliamentary time allows”. Ending the need to blame one party in a divorce is a subject we’ve discussed before on this… Read the full article

Divorce And Pet Custody

Date: February 21st, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Bucking the trend for sluggish Christmas sales on the high street a leading chain of pet stores this week announced bumper profits.  A director explained that the company’s success was in large part down to the fact that people now treat their pets as true family members. They are prepared to spend considerable sums… Read the full article

The Facts About Prenups

Date: February 13th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The impending divorce of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has once again shone a spotlight on prenuptial agreements. Some reports suggest the world’s richest man and his estranged wife MacKenzie Bezos did not have one in place. Given the vast amount of money and assets at stake in this divorce, the lack of a prenup… Read the full article

New Year: Time To Take Stock?

Date: January 25th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  January will soon be behind us. And with it what now seems to be an annual fixture – ‘divorce day’. If you didn’t know, that’s the first working Monday after Christmas. According to some lawyers and many media outlets, it is when there is a notable spike in divorce enquiries. This year, we’ve noticed… Read the full article

What Now For No-Fault Divorce?

Date: October 10th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Back in June 2018 we wrote about no-fault divorce and the possible impact the case of Owens v Owens might have on the current system of divorce in England and Wales. In June the Supreme Court was still considering the merits of Mrs. Owens’ claim that she was ‘locked’ in a 37-year marriage. The… Read the full article

Widowed Parent’s Allowance: Can Cohabitees Claim?

Date: October 4th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

    As the law stands cohabitees are not able to claim the government-funded widowed parents allowance (WPA). Campaigners like pressure group Resolution argue that it’s just one example of the discriminatory treatment of the six million or so people who live together without being married. But could a recent Supreme Court decision mean the… Read the full article

Will I have to split my inheritance if I divorce?

Date: August 27th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The division of assets is often a thorny issue in divorce. What forms part of the matrimonial ‘pot’ available for division? And what assets should be ring-fenced from inclusion in the financial settlement? Many people believe inherited money or property should not be in the mix when it comes to divorce. That’s because an… Read the full article

What is a separation agreement?

Date: August 21st, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A separation agreement or ‘Deed of Separation’ is often used as a precursor to divorce. You and your spouse or civil partner may not yet be absolutely sure that you want to divorce. Or you may not be able to establish the necessary grounds for divorce but wish to live apart. In these circumstances… Read the full article

What Happens If My Spouse Spends Heavily Before Our Divorce To Reduce My Financial Settlement?

Date: July 20th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  It’s a well-worn divorce cliché. An aggrieved spouse starts to empty joint accounts and spend his or her savings to stop the other benefitting from the money in an imminent divorce settlement. We have already seen that full financial disclosure is required in divorce proceedings. And we have also looked at what happens when… Read the full article


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