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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

Report published on the Legal Rights and Remedies for Economic Abuse

Domestic abuse is a multi-faceted concept, within which “financial abuse” and “economic abuse” are forms of domestic manipulation and exploitation which rarely receive much attention.  However, our solicitors know from our clients, that such abuse can be devastating and can ...

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31.03.2022

What to expect at a financial dispute resolution (FDR) hearing

If you are applying for a financial order, also known as financial relief, as part of your divorce or dissolution of your marriage or civil partnership, then the court will list your case in for a financial dispute resolution hearing, ...

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31.01.2022

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

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Do you need a freezing injunction to protect marital assets?

Once a relationship has broken down, while many couples remain on good terms, sometimes the situation is irretrievable and one party’s behaviour can go beyond what is acceptable or legal.  In particular, disputes over who gets what in the financial ...

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23.09.2021

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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

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Does bad behaviour affect the financial settlement in a divorce?

Within a marriage or civil partnership, the concept of bad behaviour can cover a multitude of activities, from leaving the top off the toothpaste to serious or criminal activities. When applying for a divorce you must prove that your relationship ...

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11.06.2021

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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

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