Divorce, separation and finances

Crack down on child maintenance evasion

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It has long been a problem that some non-resident parents avoid paying the correct and fair amount of child maintenance, by arranging their financial affairs in a certain way. Jennifer Williamson looks at a recent case. More …

Reducing family conflict – wherever possible

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As members of Resolution, the Family team at Blake Morgan strive to reduce conflict as far as possible in all cases that are dealt with. This is often made challenging by the current law in respect of divorce. More …

Maintenance is not a "meal ticket for life"

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In a recent case heard by the Court of Appeal, involving a multi-millionaire couple; the Court provided a clear approach for the treatment of earning capacity and the term of spousal maintenance in financial remedy proceedings. More …

Divorce: What can I do if I can't find my spouse? (or if they refuse to respond to the petition)

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Ordinarily, when a couple decide to divorce, there is a dialogue between them as to this and matters surrounding the divorce. However, it can sometimes be the case that a spouse cannot be found. More …

What are the consequences for an ex-spouse if he or she does not pay following a court order?

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Last week the Law Commission released new proposals suggesting that ex-spouses who refuse to pay sums due following their divorce should be banned from travelling abroad. More …

Divorce and your Will

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I am sure it's not on the list of most enjoyable things to do, but when is the right time to consider revisiting your Will? More …

Do I need a family solicitor to deal with my divorce?

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With online services now becoming somewhat the 'norm', separating couples often wonder: - "Do I actually need a solicitor to deal with my divorce?" More …

Divorce and separation myths

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Following on from the recent story about there being a sea monster in the Thames, which is being compared to the Loch Ness Monster, I thought it would be prudent to take a look at certain 'myths' that swim through the waters of family law. More …

Can Facebook Memories impact separating or divorcing couples?

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Social media has become such a huge part of our lives that it is easy to forget that everything recorded on social media is likely to be recorded forever. More …