Posted by Melanie Bataillard-Samuel | Senior Associate
On 15th August 2017
The summer does not seem to be a good time for celebrity marriages with some very high profile couples splitting…
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Posted by Deborah Johnson | Senior Associate
On 13th June 2017
Indeed, an understandable question to ask a family solicitor at a first meeting. The answer will always depend on the overall finances of the parties and full case preparation can make the difference whether you are the prospective receiving or paying party.
Posted by Jasmin Talai | Solicitor
On 23rd May 2017
Many people will be aware that when couples divorce, the legal starting point is that there will be a 50/50 division of assets. However, the court has the power to depart from equality where there is good reason to do so and in deciding this, will have regard to the factors set out in section 25 (2) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. One of the factors relates to the contribution that each party has made and case law has established that a “special contribution” made by one party can allow the court to award that party a larger share of the assets. However, following the recent Court of Appeal case Work v Gray, the real question is, what amounts to a “special contribution”?
Posted by Daniel Cooper | Trainee
On 7th April 2017
However you voted you are probably tired of hearing how Brexit will bring riches or Armageddon. This blog does not aspire to deal with the doom and gloom but will outline how Brexit will affect divorce law and, depending on your point of view, it might not all be bad news.
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