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Divorce

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

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

What Is Financial Disclosure In Divorce?

Date: July 4th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Divorce does not just mark the end of an emotional and personal relationship. It also means splitting the marital finances in a fair and reasonable way. This means taking account of the changed circumstances and having regard to the needs and obligations of each party. The only way to reach a legally watertight agreement… Read the full article

Form C100. Child Arrangements Following Divorce And Separation

Date: June 28th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  WHAT IS A C100? If parents or guardians cannot agree arrangements for children privately and need the assistance of the family court, an application should be made on form C100 for the following: Child arrangement order – to decide where children will live and who they will have contact with and in what way…. Read the full article

What Is The The Financial Dispute Resolution Hearing (FDR)?

Date: June 23rd, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  WHAT IS AN FDR? When one side applies for a financial order in divorce proceedings the application initiates a clearly defined timetable. The FDR is the second hearing in the process. With the emphasis on negotiation, the FDR is designed to focus minds on outstanding financial matters.  Often it provides an indispensable stepping-stone towards… Read the full article

Clean Break Divorce – What You Should Know

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

  Sometimes the term ‘clean break’ is used to describe divorce settlements that are not strictly speaking clean breaks at all. Here we answer some of the common questions our clients ask about this type of family court order.   WHAT IS A CLEAN BREAK DIVORCE? The term is used to describe a specific type… Read the full article

What Are The Decree Nisi And Decree Absolute?

Date: May 12th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Every divorce starts with the petition. The person who instigates the divorce (the petitioner) must demonstrate that his or her marriage to the respondent has broken down irretrievably. The decree nisi and the decree absolute follow the petition. They mark the final two formal stages in any divorce. Until the decree absolute is finalised,… Read the full article

What Is A ‘Duxbury Calculation’ And What Are The ‘Duxbury Tables’?

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

  In divorce and civil partnership dissolution the Duxbury Tables may play a part – whether your case is heard by a judge or not.  The Duxbury calculation is one method by which a court can arrive at an appropriate lump sum figure to replace regular maintenance payments. The calculation also provides a useful reference… Read the full article

What Is An Occupation Order?

Date: May 3rd, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  An occupation order is one of several remedies available under Part IV of the Family Law Act, 1996. The orders – which may be granted irrespective of the gender of the applicant – are designed to protect individuals and children from harmful situations, including actual or threatened domestic violence. In the context of divorce… Read the full article


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