Along with dwindling annuity rates and the demise of defined pension schemes, it is a fact of life that divorcees’ retirement incomes are inevitably lower than those of non-divorcees. A further downside is that from April 6, 2016, thousands of people who
There have been many high profile cases where an ex-partner in a divorce case has hidden money or assets to avoid them being included in the joint assets that will be divided by the court or an arbitrator. It is surprisingly common
The complex world of Pensions, an asset that tends to be overlooked during a Divorce, can sometimes be a struggle to decipher. Amid the stress and emotions of a relationship breakdown, it’s vital for both parties to keep a clear head and
Divorce is not easy for anyone involved. The husband and wife, kids, grandparents, friends. Everyone will be affected in different ways. The key thing is to navigate the process and negotiations in as calm a sea as possible. In my experience, dads
I was recently asked whether a parent can lose ‘custody’ for parental alienation. The short answer is, yes, this can happen, although it is important to understand a few points of law and legal practice in considering this question. Who gets Custody?
As a Mortgage Capacity Advisor my main role is to ascertain the amount of mortgage lending a divorcing individual or couple can borrow to help them negotiate a fair settlement. Although each individual or couples’ circumstances differ, and each assessment is unique,
Few would dispute that going through a divorce is a stressful and complex process, especially when it involves relocating. It is important to be aware of all the rights and responsibilities that come with separation, even more so when children are involved.
The McLaughlin decision is a common-sense recognition that all children have the same needs and should not be discriminated against because of their parents’ relationship choices. It is one that those campaigning for reform of the law with regard to cohabiting couples
These days, divorce is rarely out of the news headlines. While gossip columns cover rumours and facts about celebrity splits, the more serious sections of the media cover the issues raised by the UK’s current divorce laws and, in particular, the question
The high-profile case of Tini Owens revealed that being unhappily married does not justify being granted a divorce. The Supreme Court ruling that Mrs Owens must stay in a “loveless” marriage to her husband is the culmination of an expensive and protracted
The landmark ruling – that divorced surveyor Graham Mills should not be forced to keep coughing up increased maintenance payments resulting from his ex-wife’s bad financial decisions – reinforces the need for ‘clean break’ orders. The Supreme Court overturned the Court of Appeal’s decision
Spousal maintenance is a thorny topic. Traditionally English law has recognised the concept of maintenance for life on divorce, with the breadwinner (male or female) expected to support the financially weaker party. Recently however there have been a slew of cases suggesting
Making the decision to end a marriage is not an easy one and can bring with it numerous considerations on top of significant emotional strain. To assist in making the decision to end a marriage and all the key considerations more manageable