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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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  Divorce Rates Drops among Spouses scarred by Memories of Parents’ Splits  

Painful memories of parents’ divorces are spurring more discontented British spouses to work through their own problems rather than separate. Analysis by one of the country’s leading family law firms has found that the number of divorces in England and Wales has fallen by one-third in the last 20 years. That compares with a drop […]

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  More Men Paid Maintenance by Ex-Wives Due to Income Role Reversal  

The growing earning power of British women has resulted in a rise in the number of divorced men claiming maintenance from their former wives. One of the country’s law firms has reported that five per cent of husbands now receive financial support from their higher-earning exes once their marriages end. James Brown, a partner with […]

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  Cuckoo Couples’ Increasing Step-Parent Divorce  

A decision by more young adults to return to their family home because of the prohibitive costs associated with buying their own property has prompted a rise in divorce among Britain’s step-parents. One of the country’s leading law firms has reported a five-fold increase in the number of second marriages ending in the last three […]

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  New Year, New Growth as Hall Brown’s “Dramatic ” Expansion Prompts HQ Move  

The “dramatic” success of one of the country’s newest and most dynamic law firms has resulted in a change of headquarters less than a year after it was established. Manchester-based family law specialist Hall Brown has moved to one of the city’s most prestigious business addresses in response to a rapid growth in client numbers. […]

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