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May

Silver Divorces: Can There Ever Be A Silver Lining?

Life expectancy is on the up. The average man can expect to live to 78 and the average woman can expect to achieve the grand old age of 82. Is the thought of spending 20-plus years of retirement with your spouse really that unbearable? Apparently so. So called Silver Divorces are on the increase. Over 60s are the only age group…
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May

Prenuptial Agreements

What is a Prenuptial Agreement? A Prenuptial Agreement (sometimes called a “Prenup” or a pre-marital agreement) is a formal signed agreement entered into by a couple before they get married. Its intention is to set out very clearly what the parties have agreed will happen to their assets (both jointly held assets and those held in their sole names) in…
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Apr

The Consequences of Lying About Your Assets in a Divorce

The Judgments delivered by the Supreme Court in the recent cases of Gohil and Sharland reconfirm what all family law solicitors have always known: if you mislead the court about your level of wealth and the court finds out, any previous financial order can be set aside. Alison Sharland's settlement Alison Sharland divorced her husband Charles in 2010 and accepted…
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Apr

Electronic Wills Could Be On The Way

Electric Wills: what are they, and how will they change the act of making a Will? The Law Commission has recently proposed modernising the Will making process to incorporate the use of digital technology. Essentially, it could be the case that a Will no longer requires a ‘wet’ (handwritten) signature by the person making it. This is in part to…
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Mar

The Importance of Dealing with Family Law Matters Amicably

Clients often come to us for initial advice about a divorce expecting the absolute worst. Think The First Wives Club, Kramer vs. Kramer…… McCartney v Mills. It is certainly the case that, years ago, some solicitors could turn a straightforward divorce into a full-on warzone, with letters going backwards and forwards at the cost of six minutes per page on…

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