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Heterosexual couple embark on legal quest to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples.

Date: March 27th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The restriction of civil partnerships to same-sex couples is about to be challenged by a Notting Hill couple, Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld. The Civil Partnership Act 2004 introduced a new form of legally recognised union: the civil partnership. However, the provisions of the Act only apply to same-sex partners and not to opposite-sex couples…. Read the full article

Court of Appeal hears first “lesbian divorce” case

Date: February 26th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

As reported in The Daily Telegraph recently, the Court of Appeal is to hear what is believed to be its first English “lesbian divorce” case. Renowned property developer Carol Ainscow was instrumental in the redevelopment of Manchester’s Canal Street and in other parts of the city. She was sole shareholder of her company, Artisan Holdings…. Read the full article

Judge Removed from Divorce Case

Date: February 23rd, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

It isn’t often that a top divorce judge is taken off a case. However, as reported in the Telegraph, that is precisely what happened when High Court judge Sir Nicholas Mostyn was said to have used “intemperate” language and showed too much “hostility” during a recent divorce hearing. Sir Nicholas is perhaps best known as… Read the full article

Will new pension reforms help divorce settlements?

Date: February 18th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

April will see the introduction of new pension reforms, which in effect means that those over the age of 55 will be able to take their entire pension as a cash lump sum if preferred. Although these reforms only apply to pensions in which both employer and employee put in money rather than salary-linked schemes,… Read the full article

House husband case forces court to re-examine divorce settlement

Date: February 16th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

A stay at home father is taking his case to the Court of Appeal, after being awarded a divorce settlement of £300,000 with £50,000 per year maintenance which, he argues, is likely to see him lose his home and be forced to move out of the area. This financial arrangement was granted by the court… Read the full article

Post-Divorce Dating

Date: January 22nd, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

There comes a time that after the wound of divorce has healed, you find yourself ready to consider the dating scene again. Like anything you feel out of practice with, dating can seem a daunting game. The baggage, the children, and financial ties to your ex-partner: all these things are thoughts and concerns that hold… Read the full article

Does It Matter If We Just Separate Rather Than Divorce?

Date: January 12th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Moving on without your ex-partner can be slow and at times difficult, and it has been observed that years after deciding to walk their own paths, many couples settle for separation, rather than completing a divorce. Some people report it feels easier, less official and less confrontational, particularly at a time in which emotional turmoil… Read the full article

How Can I Pay For My Divorce With A ‘Sears Tooth Agreement’?

Date: January 1st, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

When going through a difficult divorce, added worries or concerns are the last thing you need. Unfortunately, particularly for complex or contentious divorces, solicitors’ fees can add up, and divorcees’ fears stem to their finances. But for those who are not financially able to pay for the solicitor guidance that they need, there are alternative… Read the full article

Tales of Attraction – Flirting and Attraction on a First Date

Date: December 17th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

After a certain amount of time with the same partner, post-divorce dating might seem like a minefield. In this blog, we consider some simple (and supposedly scientifically proven!) ways to help your dates go as smoothly as possible. A Likely Tale Scientific studies indicate that it only takes four minutes for us to decide whether… Read the full article

Things to Consider Before Your Divorce

Date: December 11th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Unless you are a specialised family lawyer, divorce is – for most of us- a fairly foreign affair. Even for those who have witnessed a divorce between people who they are close to, each divorce varies from party to party and can depend on a range of factors, such as the personalities involved, the amicability… Read the full article

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