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14 Feb 2019 Posted in Divorce & Separation Wills & Estate Planning 

Married, separated, divorced - what happens to a Will?

David Whitworth Posted by David Whitworth, Partner and Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate

Married, separated, divorced - what happens to a Will?

Many people don’t realise that any change in marital status will change the effectiveness of a Will. If you don’t keep your Will updated as life changes, you could be in danger of leaving loved ones without the inheritance you intended and a family dispute over your estate. Specialist solicitor David Whitworth explains.

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05 Feb 2019 Posted in Divorce & Separation Family Law 

The Dangers of DIY Divorce

Meg Moss Posted by Meg Moss, Partner, Family Law

The Dangers of DIY Divorce

Meg Moss, a divorce solicitor for 27 years, warns of the pitfalls of going it alone and using websites that promise cheap, quickie divorces.

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27 Nov 2018 Posted in Divorce & Separation Family Law 

Collaborative Practice: divorce without the blame-game

Tracey Smith Posted by Tracey Smith, Managing Partner and Head of Family Law

Collaborative Practice: divorce without the blame-game

The current law says, unless you have been separated for 2 years with consent, or 5 years without, you have to divorce on the grounds of adultery or behaviour. Divorce is rarely straight-forward, but having to show fault can increase the conflict between a couple and make it more difficult to agree on child and financial arrangements.

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18 Sep 2018 Posted in Divorce & Separation 

Divorce - do I need a Clean Break Order?

Lucy Terrell Posted by Lucy Terrell, Associate Solicitor, Family Law

Divorce - do I need a Clean Break Order?

For some couples the stress of a divorce doesn’t end even if a settlement has been agreed for some time. Lucy Terrell explains how a Clean Break Order can prevent future financial claims being made by either party.

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25 Jul 2018 Posted in Divorce & Separation 

Supreme Court Make Landmark Ruling Against Spousal Maintenance Increase

Lucy Terrell Posted by Lucy Terrell, Associate Solicitor

Supreme Court Make Landmark Ruling Against Spousal Maintenance Increase

In a landmark case, the Supreme Court has ruled that a divorced husband should not be forced to pay increased maintenance payments to his ex-wife who failed to manage her finances properly.

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