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  Paper Cuts: Adultery Claims and the New Divorce Form  

There is little doubt that the very concept of divorce can be intimidating. It’s surprising just how widely held the belief is that it consists of a single process, revolving around money and what happens to a couple’s children once their married parents split up. However, there are two very different strands to divorce. The […]

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  Divorce Do’s And Don’ts: Snooping  

Divorce is, sadly, a fact of life for many modern families. The most recent figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that more than 111,000 marriages were brought to a legal close in 2014 (https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/divorce/bulletins/divorcesinenglandandwales/2014). They were all dealt with according to a piece of legislation known as the Matrimonial Causes Act. […]

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  Booze and Behaviour: Wives’ Drinking Ending More Marriages  

After what must have seemed like countless generations of stability, the last few decades have wrought undeniable change on British households. The very concept of homes comprising a husband, wife and two children has become a stereotype found more often in drama than reality. Since the mid-1990s, in particular, the shift in domestic life has […]

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  Why More Couples Are Choosing Post-Nuptial Agreements  

Most people have heard of pre-nuptial agreements, but post-nuptial agreements are now also becoming increasingly popular in Britain. According to an online survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics, over a third of married people admitted that they would consider entering into a post-nuptial agreement should divorce look likely. A pre-nuptial agreement is entered […]

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  Amber Heard and Johnny Depp – What would happen in England and Wales?  

It has been announced today that Amber Heard is donating the entirety of the $7 million dollar divorce settlement she received from Johnny Depp to charity. She is splitting the money between American Civil Liberties Union and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. She has revealed that money was never the driving force for her […]

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  Pressures on marriage  

Whether the reason for the breakdown for the marriage is disputed or not, more often than not third parties have a role to play. It has been reported in the press this week that the marriage of Indian actress, Amala Paul and AL Vijay has broken down after only two years of marriage. Allegedly, Amala […]

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  What will Brexit mean for Child Abduction in Europe?  

With the UK facing a new future in the post-Brexit world, one question that arises is will our departure from the European Union have consequences for children abducted within Europe? Child abduction, which most often occurs at the hands of a family member, is a growing problem in our ever-shrinking world. At the moment, if […]

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  Hall Brown appoints three more family law specialists  

We have brought in three more expert solicitors to strengthen our fast-growing team. All three worked alongside us at JMW Solicitors, and as well as specialising in all aspects of family law they each have their own areas of interest within it. Eleanor Aguirre, Senior Associate Solicitor Eleanor has more than five years of experience […]

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