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Can we finalise our divorce before the house is sold?

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For the majority of people, their most significant asset is the family home. So, it is not surprising that when it comes to dealing with the financial consequences surrounding divorce, questions about what will happen to the matrimonial home are usually top of the list.

What caused the divorce spike in 2019?

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As the Government announces via the Office for National Statistics that divorces in England and Wales exceeded 100,000 last year (2019), the media are widely reporting this as a significant increase of 18.4% on the previous year where cases were around the 90,000 mark

Love knows no boundaries, but divorce must consider them

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If you are considering divorce and have ties to more than one country, then where you issue your proceedings can impact the outcome. These types of divorce are commonly known as cross-border, and typically we think of countries outside the United Kingdom. But a recent judgment in the Supreme Court has highlighted that even the borders within our shores can affect the outcome in the agreement of maintenance after divorce.

Varying maintenance payments due to Covid-19 hardship

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The coronavirus pandemic has turned most of our world upside down, causing economic hardship for many people and job losses are expected to continue as the furlough scheme comes to an end.

Who Gets the House in a Divorce With Children?

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In many divorce cases, what should happen with the family home can be the most contentious issue. Often it is the most valuable asset within the marriage, although the pensions can sometimes exceed the value of the family home and it really depends on...

Divorce and the division of overseas assets

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It is not uncommon for a divorcing couple to have some property in another country, whether this is a holiday home in the sun or the alps, a property in your country of birth, or an investment in commercial property or assets abroad. ‘The term...

Arbitration in Family Law Cases

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I have recently concluded a financial dispute arising from a divorce using Arbitration as an alternative to a Court final hearing. As a solicitor who has been dismayed to see clients embroiled in unnecessarily lengthy, costly and protracted Court...

Who Has Parental Responsibility and What Does It Mean?

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Families now come in all shapes and sizes, and children may live with parents who are cohabiting, married, separated or divorced. They may be part of a step-family, live with adoptive parents, grandparents, other relatives or a special guardian. If you have...

What Exactly is Mediation?

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Today National Family Mediation Week draws to a close. Here at Family Law Group we have a team of mediators offering mediation services across our offices, along with solicitors who can guide and advise you on the mediation process. But what exactly is...