Separation & Divorce

Millionaire lands himself in jail after failing to adhere to divorce settlement

Divorcee and property developer John Ralph Hart has found himself on the wrong side of the law after being handed a 14-month jail sentence for ignoring court orders to pay his ex-wife Karen Hart a £3.5 million share of their £9.4 million estate. In 2015, the court ruling that decided the financial settlement in their…

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I am struggling financially – can I ask my ex for more money?

If you are receiving spousal maintenance from your former husband, wife or civil partner you may be able to ask for an increase in payments if your circumstances have changed and your former spouse or partner can afford it. Michelle Uppal family law expert at Miles & Partners in London explains the rules about changing…

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The dangers of DIY divorce

In a bid to make the divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships process easier for separating couples to understand, the government is introducing a new set of forms to apply for divorce or dissolution with effect from 7 August this year. It is possible that, because of this, more people will be tempted to try…

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Do you have authority to take your children on holiday?

For unmarried, separated or divorced parents, taking your child on holiday can require careful negotiation with the other parent, especially if you do not have parental responsibility for your child. Having parental responsibility means that you can make decisions about where your child lives, their education, religious upbringing and medical treatment. It also means that…

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New year, divorce on the horizon?

The Christmas and New Year period can be a difficult time for many people; it is an opportunity for family and friends to get together, but it can add to the pressures when a marriage is in trouble. For most family lawyers, January is one of the busiest times of the year for divorce. Couples…

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