Your support network after a break–up

Your support network after a break–up

The breakdown of a marriage or a relationship can be a challenging time in someone’s life. There are often a mixture of emotions; denial, anger, sadness, and relief, which can change over time. You may have relied heavily on your spouse or partner for support and guidance. In a relationship, it is common for each […]

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First meeting with your family lawyer

First meeting with your family lawyer

If you are considering a separation or divorce, then I recommend you obtain legal advice as early as possible. I am often asked by a new client: “How do I prepare for our meeting?” Below are some tips on how you can make the most of the first meeting with your family solicitor: Think about the […]

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6 top tips for a smoother divorce!

6 top tips for a smoother divorce!

The breakdown of a marriage and subsequent divorce proceedings can be a stressful time and one or both of you may feel emotionally and financially vulnerable. In addition, there are legal fees to factor in; however, there are ways in which you can keep your legal costs down and conclude the divorce in an amicable […]

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Divorce financial settlement terms explained 

Divorce financial settlement terms explained 

Below are a list of some legal terms relating to financial matters explained: Financial Remedy/Ancillary Relief – financial and property issues Statutory MIAM – a document signed by a mediator prior to making a financial application to court. Counsel – a barrister – a person who represents you in court. Periodical Payments &...

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Divorce terminology explained

Divorce terminology explained

Below are a list of legal terms relating to divorce explained: Divorce suit – the process which leads to the ending of the marriage. Civil Partnership – a registered partnership between partners of the same sex equivalent to marriage. Petition – a document that starts the divorce proceedings. Petitioner – the person who star...

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Re-think your social media etiquette after a break-up

Re-think your social media etiquette after a break-up

Social media is an integral part of our daily lives, and sites such as Facebook and Twitter encourage you to share your thoughts and activities with others. However, if you’re going through a separation or divorce, it’s wise to be aware of some of the pitfalls when using social media. It’s becoming increasingly common for [&hellip...

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Don’t delay your divorce financial settlement. Here’s why…

Don’t delay your divorce financial settlement. Here’s why…

Contrary to popular belief, getting divorced (i.e. obtaining decree absolute) does not automatically dismiss the financial claims that you have against each other. If you would like financial certainty then I recommend you deal with these financial claims at the same time as the divorce. Recently, the Supreme Court permitted an ex-wife (Kathleen Wy...

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