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Family Law Blog : March 2017

Comment on divorce & family law 

High Court divorce case confirms all applicants are treated equally

High Court divorce case confirms all applicants are treated equally.

Divorce itself is quite simple from a legal point of view. It’s not often that we have lengthy proceedings about whether our country has jurisdiction to deal with a divorce, particularly when both the husband and wife have lived and worked in England for over 20 years and raised their family here.I recently acted for a wife where the husband sought to prevent her from getting divorced in this jurisdiction on the basis that they were both Muslims...

Cohabiting couples rights UK - 4 essential facts

Cohabiting couples property, children and inheritance.

More and more couples are choosing to live together rather than marry. Cohabiting couple families are now the fastest growing family type (according to ONS data).  There are now 3.3 million cohabiting couple families in the UK. Unfortunately, many don’t realise their legal rights when it comes to their relationship, property, children and inheritance. This blog sets out just four of the most important considerations for a cohabiting couple with a family.

Why parents should not use their children as “weapons” in divorce

Why parents should not use their children as “weapons” in divorce.

Our mantra at Woolley & Co – and among many responsible family law specialists – is to make your divorce as amicable as possible. We know this is easier said than done. Divorce is a horrible thing for any family and emotions will be running high.

Titanic divorce battle might have been prevented by a prenup

Titanic divorce battle might have been prevented by a prenup.

There does appear to have been a spate of high profile divorce battles in the news recently. The one that has really caught my eye this week is that involving Margie Hanley and estranged husband Michael, and their “titanic” struggle over a holiday home in rural Ireland.

News from Alaska highlights treatment of pets in divorce

Pets are treated as property in English divorce Courts.

Some years ago, I was told about a case another family solicitor had been involved with. After lengthy court proceedings regarding a divorcing couple’s financial matters the parties had finally been able to resolve their differences and a consent order had been agreed at court.

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