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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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What happens to child maintenance if income is reduced due to furlough, lay-off or redundancy?

In the last month, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has had a devastating effect on many family incomes and, although the first priority must be our health, safety and wellbeing, for most it is a very worrying time with regards to ...

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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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How to propose a prenup this Valentine’s Day

If thoughts of marriage are in the air this Valentine’s Day, but you are keen to protect your existing financial position, then you may want to consider proposing a prenuptial agreement. Pre-nuptial agreements or pre-civil agreements, more commonly known as ‘pre-nups’, ...

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Pre-nuptial agreements – parents should insist?

As summer approaches, we are entering the busiest few months for people getting married no doubt hoping that the sun, along with their guests, will adorn a hat and come out to play. By now, wedding planning will be in ...

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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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Prenuptial agreements should be legally binding in divorce cases says Law Commission

In its recently published Report on “Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements”  the Law Commission has stated that prenuptial agreements should be legally binding in divorce cases. Prenuptial agreements, pre-nups, and pre-marital arrangements are all terms that refer to a contract ...

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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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Wife’s lottery win is not an asset – or is it?

Michelle Uppal considers S v AG (financial remedy: lottery prize) 2011 in which the question arose whether the Wife’s lottery win during the marriage should be classed as matrimonial or non matrimonial property ie should the husband receive a share ...

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