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  Digital Dalliances and Business Dealings See Multiple Marital Infidelities ‘Skyrocket’  

Smartphones, dating websites and business networking are being blamed for a dramatic rise in the number of spouses being divorced for cheating on them with multiple partners. One of the country’s leading family law firms has reported that divorces featuring multiple extra-marital infidelities have increased by almost 30 per cent over the last five years. […]

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  Divorce by Desertion Up By One-Third After Legal Aid Withdrawal  

The decision to withdraw Legal Aid is being blamed for a dramatic increase in couples divorcing on the grounds of desertion. Research by one of the country’s leading family law firms has established that although the number of divorces in England and Wales dropped by 14 per cent over the last five years, 34 per […]

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  Smartphones, Scrutiny and Rise in ‘DIY Divorce’ see Private Detectives going out of Fashion  

Careless straying spouses who leave ‘digital footprints’ and a rise in the number of husbands and wives choosing to handle their own divorces has led to a drop in private detectives getting involved in marital disputes. One of the country’s leading family law firms has found that investigators now only feature in less than one […]

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  Contrite Spouses Speeding Up One-Tenth of Divorces  

More than 10 per cent of divorces involve husbands and wives reaching generous settlement with spouses because they are racked with guilt about their marital misbehaviour. One of the country’s leading family law firms has reported that whilst most couples are keen to be fair when it comes to dividing their assets, individuals whose affairs […]

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  Increase In Shift Work Infidelity Ending More Marriages  

A growing number of British marriages are ending amid allegations of affairs between spouses doing shift work and their colleagues. One of the country’s leading law firms has reported a marked increase in divorces resulting from rows about the hours worked by husbands and wives. However, whilst Claire Reid, a Senior Associate at Hall Brown […]

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  Ex-Wives’ Maintenance Orders Down by Quarter Due to Rise in ‘Girl Power’ and Self-Employed  

The number of ex-wives being awarded maintenance has fallen by a quarter as more professional women assert their independence and avoid the hassle of chasing money from self-employed husbands. Official figures have suggested that 13 per cent fewer maintenance orders were agreed last year than in 2011. However, one of the country’s leading law firms […]

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  Divorcing Couples’ Possession Rows Discouraged as Court Pressures Increase  

Judges are trying to prevent divorcing British couples adding to the growing pressure on court schedules by preventing arguments about how best to divide possessions. One of the country’s leading family law firms has reported that spouses were even being reminded not to derail courtroom efforts to agree settlements with disputes about items worth thousands […]

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  Hall Brown Partner Named Manchester’s Top Family Lawyer  

A partner at one of Manchester’s newest and most dynamic law firms has been voted the city’s leading family lawyer. Andrew Newbury was chosen by one of the world’s leading legal industry reviews and is based on the opinions of his fellow lawyers across the North West. Mr Newbury, who joined Hall Brown Family Law […]

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  “Quality Key” as Hall Brown Completes First Year by Outlining Future Growth Plans  

The founders of one of the country’s most dynamic family law firms have revealed that maintaining the excellence and endeavour of their first year in business will be essential in providing future success. Sam Hall and James Brown have described the 12 months since setting up Hall Brown Family Law as “nothing short of fabulous”. […]

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  Wives’ Drink Problems Cited in One-Third of Divorces  

A growing number of British marriages are imploding amid allegations of wives’ drinking problems. One of the country’s leading family law firms has reported that just under one-third of all divorces brought on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour now involve claims of women abusing alcohol. Laura Gullion, a lawyer with Hall Brown Family Law, said […]

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