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Do I need to start my divorce prior to Brexit?

If you are contemplating divorce, then you may need to consider whether it would be beneficial to commence proceedings prior to Brexit.  This is particularly important if either you or your spouse are nationals of another EU country, if you ...

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09.11.2020

Agreeing time with your children following separation

A separation will inevitably mean a change in the family dynamic, and you may be concerned about what this will mean for your relationship with your children.  New arrangements will have to be put in place in relation to where ...

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16.10.2020

Are future earnings taken account of in a divorce settlement?

If you are contemplating getting divorced then your future financial security is likely to be a key concern, particularly if you gave up or compromised a promising career to look after children and support your spouse in their career.  High ...

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06.10.2020

Get a wriggle on with your divorce settlement to benefit from stamp duty holiday

Divorcing couples in England are encouraged to agree their financial settlements promptly to take advantage of Rishi Sunak’s stamp duty holiday for house buyers. ‘Divorce can often require the purchase of a property for one partner, or even selling the ...

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04.08.2020

Love knows no boundaries, but divorce must consider them

If you are considering divorce and have ties to more than one country, then where you issue your proceedings can impact the outcome.  These types of divorce are commonly known as cross-border, and typically we think of countries outside the ...

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27.07.2020

Royal assent for no-fault divorce from 2021

After more than 30 years of campaigning by matrimonial lawyers, new laws to spare divorcing couples having to apportion blame for the breakdown of their marriage took a step closer in June, as a Bill seeking to reduce family conflict ...

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02.07.2020

Virtual justice through remote hearings

Can families receive justice with remote hearings in the Family Court?

The Remote Access Family Court has enabled large parts of the family justice system to continue to operate during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each day, justice is dispensed over the internet by judges sitting at computer screens often in their own ...

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22.06.2020

Linda, Miles & Partners Solicitors, London

Alternative ways of getting a divorce settlement during lockdown

It has been 11 weeks since the official COVID-19 lockdown began, and the doors of the family courts have remained firmly shut, leaving couples in the middle of a financial dispute in their divorce, in limbo. Although the courts are ...

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08.06.2020

Family and children and coronavirus FAQs

We are living in worrying times and while we are all anxious about the health risks arising from the coronavirus pandemic, there are additional concerns for parents of young children. Alongside disruption to schooling and usual routines, there may be ...

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27.03.2020