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The benefits of a clean break agreement on divorce, even if you have no assets

You may feel overwhelmed with the changes you are facing as you go through a divorce, and quite often going from a household with two incomes to one can be a struggle. If you do not own a house or ...

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08.04.2019

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Good Divorce Week – Miles & Partners joins campaign for no fault divorce

This year, the focus of Resolution’s awareness week is on how separating or divorcing parents can limit the impact of conflict on their children. The Office for National Statistics recently found that around half of couples that get divorced have ...

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22.11.2018

Michelle Uppal speaks on collaborative law at family dispute resolution conference

Michelle Uppal, head of family law at Miles & Partners Solicitors in London was asked to be a speaker at this year’s Resolution family lawyers conference. Michelle was asked to share her thoughts and experience of practicing collaborative law in the London ...

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12.11.2018

Don’t let your divorce end up before the Supreme Court

Divorce is a hot topic at the moment with two cases having recently ended up before the Supreme Court because the couples involved could not sort out their differences amicably.  The first case, Mills v Mills, concerned an application by a ...

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10.08.2018

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 ...

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22.03.2018

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 ...

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12.12.2017

What rights do cohabiting couples have when they separate?

Cohabiting couples have now become the UK’s fastest growing family type, currently numbering approximately 3.3 million. More and more couples are choosing, for whatever reason, to live together without getting married. This may well be an indication of the shifting ...

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27.11.2017

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 ...

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07.08.2017

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 ...

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19.04.2017