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Who pays private school fees after divorce or separation?

According to the Financial Times the average fee for an independent or private school education is now over £15,000 a year for day pupils and £36,000 for boarders. This represents a substantial financial commitment over the education of a child, ...

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01.07.2022

Is a prenup part of your business risk management strategy?

Managing risk is an essential part of any business operation and while personal relationships do not often appear high on a business risk register, an acrimonious divorce has the power to devastate a small business. ‘While few anticipate or want ...

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11.05.2022

Resolving a family dispute over choice of school

As a parent you will always strive to do what is best for your children, but for separated parents this can sometimes lead to disagreement when what is best in one parent’s eyes does not align with the other parent’s ...

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14.04.2022

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What are the grounds for divorce in England and Wales?

You can get divorced in England or Wales if all of the following are true: You have been married for over a year. Your relationship has permanently broken down. Your marriage is legally recognised in the UK, which includes a ...

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06.04.2022

A smoother path to divorce from April 2022

Once you have decided that your marriage is over and you have taken the first step towards divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, most people would like to be able to complete the formalities as quickly and smoothly as ...

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09.03.2022

Can you really have a clean break in a divorce?

Many people mistakenly believe that a divorce severs your financial ties, but that is not the case.  It is necessary to either agree your financial arrangements via a separate negotiation and have the settlement formalised by the court, or have ...

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13.12.2021

Implacably hostile over child arrangements – could this be you?

If you cannot reach an agreement with your former partner about arrangements for your children after a divorce or separation, one of you may apply to the family court for an independent decision.  The courts have a wide range of ...

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03.12.2021

Three helpful resources for parents going through divorce or separation

We understand that separation and divorce can be an incredibly hard time for families and particularly for children. With Resolution’s Good Divorce Week 2021 taking place from 29 November to 3 December, the family law team at Miles & Partners ...

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01.12.2021

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Valuing a private company or family business in a divorce settlement

Running your own business can be the fulfilment of a lifelong dream, but it also brings stresses and strains which sometimes contribute to relationship breakdown. It certainly adds complexity when trying to agree a financial settlement after divorce. ‘The key ...

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02.09.2021