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Pre-nups should be viewed like wills for relationships

Monday December 13, 2010 at 9:12 am

A north London family solicitor has called for people to view prenuptial agreements as wills for relationships, based on sound financial planning. Luci Larkin, who has joined family law specialists Woolley & Co working from a base in Barnet, believes attitudes towards the documents – which would be better called…

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World Cup boom for divorce lawyers

Monday June 28, 2010 at 12:28 pm

With the World Cup kicking off in South Africa, divorce lawyers are preparing for a busy time as relationships break up under the strain of a partner following England’s campaign, according to the Daily Mail. A study has shown there was a significant increase in couples seeking divorce in the…

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Wife left in financial ruin!

Thursday June 24, 2010 at 12:30 pm

A Stourbridge man who turned to crime to pay his bills has left his wife facing a financial crisis, according to local press reports. Alan Peck, aged 52, walked out of the home he shared with childhood sweetheart having forged her signature on a mortgage to pay off his spiralling…

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How long does the average family spend together each day? 49 minutes

Saturday June 19, 2010 at 10:23 am

Families spend less than an hour a day together, according to a new survey. More than two-thirds of parents blame financial pressures for getting in the way of family life, with mums and dads often blaming each other for failing to devote enough time to quality home life. Some 55…

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Free workshops for children

Friday June 18, 2010 at 11:45 am

Woolley & Co has teamed up with Naomi Richards, The Kids Coach, to provide free places at specialist coaching workshops for client’s children this summer. When parents separate their children experience lots of change. For some this can result in lost confidence, for others it can be the onset of…

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Gathering evidence – keep it legal!

Wednesday May 12, 2010 at 1:44 pm

The Court of Appeal is to decide if two brothers who stole 20,000 documents to help their sister in her divorce from her multimillionaire husband should be allowed to use them to expose the true state of his finances, The Times reports. Property tycoons Robert and Vincent Tchenguiz claim that…

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Barrister’s ex-wife wins new divorce payout 25 years after divorce

Wednesday April 14, 2010 at 3:41 pm

The ex-wife of a leading barrister has been awarded almost quarter of a million pounds in maintenance – more than 25-years after their divorce, the Telegraph reports. Philippa Vaughan, 66, won the lump sum after claiming she needed £48,000 a year to live on in order to avoid undue hardship….

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Kathryn moves Woolley & Co into Wales

Thursday April 8, 2010 at 3:38 pm

A ground-breaking law firm has expanded into Wales for the first time. Experienced Cardiff solicitor Kathryn McTaggart has joined family law specialists Woolley & Co and will work from a home office serving clients across Wales and south west England, as well as retaining her West London links. “Virtual” law…

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It takes 17 months and 26 days to get over divorce

Thursday April 1, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Nearly a year and a half is the amount of time needed for a person to get over a divorce and start looking for love again, according to a survey. That is the time it takes to resolve contentious issues such as child custody, property problems and money worries. Six…

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Banker bonus cut stops divorce battle

Friday March 26, 2010 at 12:11 pm

A City banker has halted his high profile court divorce battle after hearing news that his bonus would not be what he expected and so he could not afford protracted Appeal Court action. Instead, an out-of-court settlement will be reached between Dominic Bokor-Ingram, aged 40, and his former spouse Catherine,…

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Pre-nups should be as common as car insurance

Thursday September 10, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Pre-nuptial agreements should be as routinely taken out as house or car insurance, according to a leading East Anglia lawyer. Family lawyer Nick Wiseman believes the stigma which still surrounds “pre-nups”, and living together agreements for unmarried couples, is leaving thousands of people each year out of pocket because they…

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Divorce – the effects on children

Tuesday August 11, 2009 at 2:18 pm

As necessary as divorce may be for struggling couples, children caught in the middle of a relationship breakdown are often silent victims of the break-up. Now journalist Tina Clough talks to Woolley & Co, the family law specialists, to discuss how parents can help to soften the blow of divorce….

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