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Prenuptial Agreements… Do they really work?

Prenuptial agreements are not legally binding in England and Wales. However, as long as a prenup has been properly drawn up and each person sought independent legal advice before signing it, the court may choose to adhere to the terms of the agreement. Will a prenup be enforced? The matter of whether or not a… Read more »

Negotiating a financial settlement during divorce…?

The hardest part… Negotiating a financial settlement is often the hardest part of the divorce process. While you may both agree to the divorce itself, it is likely that there will be disagreements as to the way in which you should divide your assets. The matter will become particularly complicated if you have children who… Read more »

The 7 Step Divorce Process

7 Step Divorce Process As long as your divorce is not defended and everyone complies with the time limits in force, you can get a divorce in seven easy steps. How to get a divorce Divorce is a legal process, and as such there is some legal jargon that you will need to get your… Read more »

Don’t be fooled… Divorce does NOT mean you have a clean break!

Divorce and the Importance of a Clean Break Order Getting a clean break order during your divorce is an extremely prudent step, as it will sever the financial ties between you and your ex. This will mean that neither person can request further money from the other in the future. Financial commitments after divorce It… Read more »

How do I change a child’s surname…?

Changing a Child’s Surname You can change a child’s surname by deed poll, but only if you have the consent of everyone with parental responsibility. If consent is not given, you can pursue the matter through the courts. Can I change my child’s surname? There are lots of reasons why you might want to change… Read more »

Grounds for Divorce…?

It has been a very busy first 3 months of the year for divorce and separation, one of the questions that I keep being asked is “Do the grounds for divorce matter…?” Legal jargon is confusing enough and this very basic question should have a simple answer… In actual fact there is only one ground for… Read more »

Fathers you have rights!

I’m a Father going through a divorce. What rights do I have?  Parental break-ups are followed by child custody disputes. Children and divorce, both, become a complicated concern for a couple who doesn’t feel like continuing a marriage. The UK government has defined laws regarding child custody for both parents. The arrangements for child custody… Read more »

Valentines Day – a time to plan for a wedding and a divorce!

  Family lawyer Karen Weiner explains why a pre nuptial agreement should be an essential part of wedding planning. The last traces of Christmas have gone and with it Divorce Day, the busiest day of the year for divorces. Romance is in the air and the shops are now filled with hearts and flowers for… Read more »

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