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Category Archives: Divorce

5 Divorce Myths dispelled

5 Divorce Myths dispelled With divorce so heavily in the news at the moment due to reforms being discussed, we thought it wise to look at some common divorce myths. You can divorce because you are unhappy Whilst this might be the reason, being unhappy cannot be used as a grounds for divorce. Currently, the…
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3 reasons you should consider family mediation when separating

3 reasons you should consider family mediation when separating Separating from you partner can be an emotionally difficult and daunting time. At a time when emotions are heightened, you then have to have difficult discussions regarding finances and children. Samantha Lee is a qualified family mediator who says that family mediation can help. In most…
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Divorce and Finances: What is a Form E?

Divorce and Finances: What is a Form E? You will be required to fill out a From E if you wish to finalise financial matters in court following divorce. What is a Form E? It is a detailed document in which you provide details on your income, assets, outgoings, expenses and any pensions you have.…
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Divorce: What will happen to The Family Home?

Divorce: What will happen to The Family Home? One of the most frequently asked questions in divorce is ‘what will happen to our family home’? Robyn Finnegan, family and divorce solicitor at Swain & Co answers: “One common outcome is for the family home to be sold” Once any associated costs such as estate agents,…
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Domestic abuse harder to escape in rural areas

Domestic abuse harder to escape in rural areas An 18 month inquiry into domestic abuse reveals those in rural areas suffer longer, report it less and struggle to get support. The National Rural Crime Network report carried out interviews with people affected by domestic abuse. They also carried out interviews with those working in supporting…
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Millennials are changing the shape of marriage

Millennials are changing the shape of marriage Millennials can be perceived negatively, being accused of wanting instant gratification from many areas of life and using social media extensively, However, one area that they are shaping is marriage, and it looks like this could be mainly positive. Cautious Many millennials may be children of divorce. Therefore,…
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5 things to know about divorce

5 things to know about divorce Divorce is emotionally tough on you and your family. There are 5 things worth considering or knowing about divorce If raw emotions are removed, divorce is more amicable Sometimes divorce happens simply on growing apart and both you and your ex decide it is the right decision. However, often…
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8 Signs that your divorce may be complicated

8 Signs that your divorce may be complicated As divorce lawyers a common question from clients is: ‘Do I have to go to Court for my divorce?’ In short, no you do not have to. If you and your ex AGREE on … The divorce and the reasons Child arrangements (such as who they will…
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Fairly splitting pensions in divorce

Fairly splitting pensions in divorce Often pensions are the family’s second largest asset, after the family home. There is widespread lack of awareness around pensions in divorce. It could be leading to unintended discrimination, proportionately higher against women reaching retirement age now. Research highlights that divorcing women could be deprived of thousands of pounds in…
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Divorce and Pension: increase in pension attachment orders

Divorce and Pension: increase in pension attachment orders Divorce brings many matter to hand including pensions. Pensions are often one of the most valuable assets in a marriage, following property. Figures obtained by Nockolds finds the number of pension attachment orders made by family courts has doubled since 2011. This is despite divorce petition numbers…
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