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Divorce

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

Divorce Hearings, Publicity And Privacy

Date: March 9th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Many couples wish to keep their financial affairs private during the divorce process. When Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt found themselves on the receiving end of negative publicity they quickly engaged a private judge to deal with all aspects of their divorce – away from the media spotlight. This option is not usually open… Read the full article

2017 In The Family Courts: Is Change On The Way?

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

  The family courts are under pressure. Figures from the Ministry of Justice for the period April to June 2016 showed an increase of 10 per cent in the number of family cases compared to the same period the year before. Unsurprisingly the time it takes for courts to finalise financial remedy claims is rising… Read the full article

The EU/UK Divorce: Will Brexit Affect Your Divorce Settlement?

Date: January 18th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  With the New Year well underway, Article 50 and Brexit are on everyone’s lips. As specialist family lawyers with a significant number of international clients, we were contemplating the impact of Brexit long before the referendum in June last year. Since the vote we have been weighing up the result. Presently there are EU… Read the full article

Sharland And Gohil Revisited – What Happens When One Spouse Hides Assets

Date: December 21st, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A year has passed since two women, Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil won the right in the Supreme Court to have their divorce settlements reopened. Both discovered their husbands had misrepresented their position at the time of the original financial agreements. You can read a summary of the cases here. We are often involved… Read the full article

Divorcing couples ignoring mediation

Date: November 8th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The Solicitors Journal recently reported that only one in five couples currently seek mediation before filing for divorce. Figures obtained by National Family Mediation have revealed that out of 17,548 divorce applications in the first three months of 2016, only 3,855 couples sought mediation first in the form of a mediation information and assessment… Read the full article

In-laws dispute leads to divorce for Indian couple

Date: October 20th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The Guardian recently reported on a case which has been dragged through the Indian courts for over twenty years has finally been settled, with a husband granted a divorce. Within the Hindu religion, it is accepted that should a husband still live with his parents, then his wife should also live in the same house… Read the full article

Over 50s driving new “divorce mortgage”

Date: September 23rd, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  According to government statistics, the over 50s age group is responsible for the biggest increase in the divorce rate, with around 60,000 people filing for divorce in 2013; a rise of 11 percent over the last decade. With almost one in three selling their marital home as part of the divorce process, many couples… Read the full article

Remarriages and prenups in the US – the perfect partnership

Date: September 19th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  As remarriages usually occur later in life, there can be different types of risk involved for either or both parties.  Children and increased assets for example, may have a larger part to play for an older couple, than they would first time around. Findings from the Pew Research Center in Washington DC revealed recently… Read the full article

Sharia councils and the British legal system still at odds

Date: September 13th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  According to The Guardian, the debate regarding how Sharia councils should be integrated into English civil law continues to rage, prompting a House of Commons inquiry. The main concern is for those Muslim women who, without the aid of the legal system to support them, are at risk of losing their civil rights. Although… 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.