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Dishonesty in divorce and dissolution settlements will not be tolerated, even after death

When a couple divorce, each person will have to sign a financial statement revealing the full extent of their income and assets before they agree how to divide their finances. But what can you do if you suspect your spouse concealed ...

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16.11.2016

The tale of the quickie divorce

Billie Piper and Lawrence Fox have had a ‘quickie divorce’ – in only 50 seconds they have gone from being married to being divorced, or so the papers say. On days like today I expect my telephone to ring – ...

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13.05.2016

Is Gary Lineker right?

Gary Lineker, who hosts BBC1’s Match Of The Day as well as BT Sport’s Champions League coverage, has recently claimed that lawyers manipulate their involvement to boost their fees and as a result, create ‘hate’ between the parties involved. He ...

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29.04.2016

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Giving children a voice in family courts

We always imagine that once a case has gone to court that, like it or not, there will ultimately be a decision which must be upheld. In fact, that’s not always true, proven by this long-running case in which there ...

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28.10.2015

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How quick is a quickie?

On 10th September it was announced via the media that David Walliams and Lara Stone are getting divorced and that they have joined the realms of celebrity divorcing couples in having a “quickie divorce” that, it seems, the rest of ...

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11.09.2015

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Ex wife can make financial application 30 years after divorce finalised says Supreme Court

The recently reported decision of the Supreme Court of Kathleen Wyatt and Dale Vince highlights the importance of ensuring your matrimonial finances are finalised as soon as possible after the divorce if not contemporaneous with it. In this case Ms ...

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12.03.2015

When is a quickie not a quickie?

On 8 April 2014, the world learned, through the media, that Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton are getting divorced and that they have joined the realms of celebrity divorcing couples in having a “quickie divorce” that, it seems, the rest ...

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09.04.2014

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‘Killing the goose’: divorce and family businesses

We all know the old fable of killing the goose that laid the golden eggs, which warns against the dangers of excessive greed. The saying was applied by one family law judge to situations where there is a family business. ...

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26.11.2013

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Londoners braced for stressful Christmas

A new poll of the UK’s ‘Christmas stress factors’ finds that Londoners, particularly divorced or separated couples, are bracing themselves for a stressful festive season. According to the research 39% say they find Christmas “very stressful” rising to 51% for ...

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25.11.2013