Divorce

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

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

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

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

Pension Sharing: Timing is Everything

Date: September 14th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  If the transferor of a Pension Sharing Order unexpectedly dies around the time of the divorce then the timing of the Decree Absolute will become critical. Whether the survivor receives the pension share or absolutely nothing depends on it. It is common practice to apply for the Decree Absolute once the Court has approved… Read the full article

Financial settlements: equal sharing is not automatic

Date: September 11th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A recent case involving a fairly short, childless marriage and dual incomes has established that equal sharing is not automatic. The Judgment of Lord Justice McFarlane in Sharp v Sharp [2017] EWCA Civ 408 considers why the application of the concept of unilateral assets would justify departure from equality in a short, childless marriage… Read the full article

I Got Married Abroad. Do I Have To Get Divorced In The Same Country?

Date: September 5th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Clients often ask us this question ahead of issuing divorce proceedings. The straightforward answer is no. Your marriage venue does not dictate jurisdiction when it comes to your divorce. What matters is the links you and your spouse have with the country in which you wish to divorce. Many of us choose to hold… Read the full article

The Difference Between Annulment And Divorce

Date: July 17th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Under English law a marriage may be ended by either divorce or annulment. A declaration of annulment indicates that your marriage was invalid or had become invalid for some reason. Following an annulment the law treats you as if your marriage never occurred. When you divorce however you are still considered to have been… Read the full article

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