Category Archives: Divorce

What’s the story?

  Some might say, the 8 year marriage of Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton may be just another column of gossip in the tabloids.  However, their divorce proceedings do have implications for financial proceedings arising out of divorce for other … Continue reading

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Unbundled services in family cases supported by Court of Appeal

The recent case of Minkin v Landsberg (Practising as Barnet Family Law) [2015] EWCA Civ 1152 recognises the inevitability of family practitioners providing ‘unbundled’ and bespoke services in the wake of legal aid cuts. The facts Mr & Mrs Minkin … Continue reading

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THE 3 STEP DIY UNDEFENDED DIVORCE FLOWCHART

With Legal Aid going many individuals may seek to undertake the divorce themselves, here is a very basic guide where couples have agreed. If in any doubt then please contact me. STEP 1 Warning: If you are not domiciled or … Continue reading

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Should spousal maintenance cease on permanent cohabitation?

That was the topic of debate last night chaired by the Honourable Mr Justice Coleridge before an audience of family lawyers in Bristol. The Proposer of the motion was Christopher Sharp QC who was seconded by Andrew Commins both of St … Continue reading

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State pensions – A warning for stay at home mums and ex wives!

The Government have recently announced the new State Pension changes introducing the new single tier pension for those reaching state pension age on or after 6.4.2017. This scheme is based upon National Insurance contributions over a 35 year working life … Continue reading

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Enforcement of orders – Judge gets tough!

For years one of the most frustrating parts of being a family lawyer is the role of enforcement. This could be enforcement of a contact order, a maintenance order or sale of a property, there are many other types but … Continue reading

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Act now or end up paying! Legal Aid is going!

This is serious! Legal aid for almost everything is going from 1st April, this means that unless you are in the system now, there is a strong possibility that you could lose out. I appreciate that making a decision to … Continue reading

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