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High Court Decision on EU Nationals Divorcing in England

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A new legal authority has been published which clarifies when divorce proceedings can be started in England where the spouse starting the divorce has significant links to another EU country. While the position may change when the UK leaves the EU, there will...

MIAMs - Not Just a Hurdle

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It’s Family Mediation Week and one question that keeps getting asked is “Are MIAMs just a hurdle I have to jump through before I can go to court?” You’d be forgiven for thinking that this was the case, because before making an...

Protecting family money on divorce

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Risk of Divorce Affects Inheritance A study has shown a growing reluctance for parents to gift money to their children because of anxiety about it being lost on divorce. Financial planning firm Investec Investment & Wealth surveyed over 1,000...

Peace of Mind for all Divorcees

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Much has been written by lawyers and the press about the case of Vince v Wyatt. It is unusual in many respects, but it started off very ordinarily when the husband and wife married in 1982 and separated in 1984. Their marriage was therefore only around two...

Selling the Family Home

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A study released this week on behalf of Nationwide Mortgages shows that nearly three quarters of divorcees over 50 retain their homes on divorce. At a time of anxiety and change for people this is a reassuring statistic. Many divorcees will wish to preserve...