Divorce, separation and finances

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 …

Is "sexting" adultery under divorce rules?

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With an increasing number of new mobile phone apps allowing us to connect and share flirtatious texts or images, it's no surprise that there have been a number of celebrity 'sexting' scandals in recent months. More …

The immediate divorce court fee increase

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Divorce court fees are set to rise today from £410 to £550. More …

The importance of being earnest (in financial proceedings)

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Failing to declare all of your assets during a divorce can not only end up costing you more, but also result in a significantly different division of the assets. More …

What can I do if my ex is frittering away assets?

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A recent press headline concerning an Israeli Jewish couple, Maya Kanev-Lipinski, 44, and Shahar Lipinski, 45 has caught my eye. More …