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Comment on divorce & family law 

Divorce settlements that stick

By Davina Warrington, on Wednesday March 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

Form E financial settlement.

Agreeing the content of a divorce settlement can often be a challenge and it’s our job as family law solicitors to make sure that our clients come to a financial agreement that serves their interests and is agreed by the other party. To do this it’s important to have full disclosure from both parties and establish the real value of all the matrimonial assets.

Are divorce lawyers sexist?

By Kimberley Bailey, on Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 1:50pm

Are divorce lawyers sexist.

Is it possible for divorce lawyers to give gender neutral legal advice? Or are we ‘sexist’ because we often deal with clearly defined roles within a marriage?

Vince v Wyatt case shows consent orders are essential

By Abby Smith, on Thursday March 12, 2015 at 1:30pm

vince v wyatt - importance of consent orders.

Divorce does not bring an end to any financial claims between a married couple – as has been amply demonstrated in the recently reported case of Vince v Wyatt.

A parent is still a parent even after divorce or separation

By Kathryn McTaggart, on Wednesday March 11, 2015 at 3:08pm

A parent is still a parent even after divorce or separation.

Single parents, absent fathers, parent with care. What’s in a name?

I am often surprised at how people expect their status as a parent to change, simply because their relationship status does. Being a partner and a spouse is something that can cease or change depending on the choice of one or both parties. Parenthood is, of course, for life.

Adultery and divorce in the UK

By Rebecca Franklin, on Wednesday March 4, 2015 at 3:18pm

Grounds for divorce adultery.

Adultery is used less and less often as a reason for divorce in the UK, as the less contentious grounds of unreasonable behaviour and two years separation tend to be used. But this doesn’t mean there aren't some serious concerns from divorcing couples about adultery and the impact it might have on the legal terms of their separation.

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