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Financial Issues

Why new stamp duty rules could affect divorce

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

  Several months ago, the Government introduced new stamp duty legislation, which means that any person owning their own home and buying an additional property will be forced to pay an extra 3% tax above what would normally fall due. For example, a couple buying their first home, valued at £260,000, will need to pay 5%… Read the full article

20 year financial settlement claim reduced

Date: July 4th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A woman, who applied for a financial settlement claim of £1.9 million 20 years after her divorce, has instead been granted £300,000 by the High Court, according to the BBC website. Kathleen Wyatt married Dale Vince in 1981. At that time, both were living a New Age traveller lifestyle with little income. It wasn’t… Read the full article

Why It Pays To Follow The Correct Legal Process

Date: July 13th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The High Court has heard that alleged negligence by a solicitor resulted in a successful property developer ending up on the breadline, reports The Daily Telegraph. The case, which called before Mr. Justice Charles, involved an action for damages raised by Norma Wilson against a Berkshire-based firm of solicitors. The court heard that, prior… Read the full article

Oil Trader Facing Imprisonment Over Unpaid Maintenance

Date: March 31st, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The Evening Standard reported recently that oil trader Michael Prest is facing the possibility of imprisonment after failing to make all of the payments due by him to his ex-wife. Mr. Prest, said to have a net worth £37.5 million at the time of his divorce in 2011, had been ordered to pay a lump… 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

Financial Settlements: Not everyone is after all they can get!

Date: April 25th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The legal press is often filled with people fighting acrimonious and lengthy Court proceedings to ensure they get “every penny they are entitled to”. However, former maths teacher, Tony Hawkin is separating from one of Britain’s wealthiest entrepreneurs after 21 years of marriage because he does not like being rich and “isn’t in the habit… Read the full article

Is it worth having a pre-nuptial agreement?

Date: April 2nd, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

In 2010 the case of Radmacher v Granatino made headlines in England. The case confirmed that pre-nuptial agreements could be binding in the UK in the right circumstances. Recently this issue has been re-examined in the case of Luckwell v Limata.  Victoria Luckwell is the daughter of one of Britain’s wealthiest men, Mike Luckwell, the… Read the full article

Prenuptial Agreements – The Law Commission Proposes A New Approach

Date: March 10th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

We’ve all witnessed the pre-wedding excitement in which soon-to-be brides and grooms are swept up in the magic of marriage and distracted by all things fluffy and white. In all this excitement, it is easy to forget the somewhat dry but hugely important aspects that come after the wedding, such as arrangements concerning money. Whilst… Read the full article

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