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The dangers of a DIY divorce

By |2019-08-05T15:55:13+01:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Divorce & Family, General, Ward & Rider|

Reaching the end of a marriage is already an upsetting, stressful, and, often, messy time without the added stress of making it official through divorce proceedings. Despite the situation, whether there’s property, finances, or children involved, there’s a lot to sort through. What are the grounds for Divorce in the UK? ● Desertion ● Adultery ● [...]

Should we separate or divorce?

By |2018-03-20T09:52:32+00:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Divorce & Family, News, Ward & Rider|

Figure it out You may have been experiencing some issues within your marriage or civil partnership, but unsure of what to do and where to go. If you don’t want to get a divorce or civil partnership dissolution to officially end your marriage/civil partnership, there are a couple of other options for you. With that being [...]

How does the divorce process work? A step-by-step guide

By |2018-02-20T10:49:34+00:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Divorce & Family, Ward & Rider|

Filing a divorce can be complicating to understand and the process can seem gruelling. But our divorce lawyers have decided to craft a straightforward guide for you, explaining the process and answering key questions. How Do I Start A Divorce? Before you even begin filling out the papers, make sure you’ve checked off these important factors. [...]

Judicial Mistake in DIY Divorce Settlement Rapidly Corrected

By |2015-10-26T10:54:43+00:00October 26th, 2015|Categories: Divorce & Family|

When a husband and wife split up, they amicably decided that maintenance would be paid by the husband to the wife for five years and agreed between themselves the main details of their other financial arrangements, leaving only some aspects to go before the court. However, when the financial settlement order was handed down by the [...]

Open Justice Trumps Trustees’ Fears for Children

By |2015-01-26T11:51:46+00:00January 26th, 2015|Categories: Divorce & Family, News|

The public interest in open justice has trumped individual privacy rights in a case in which lawyers sought to protect child beneficiaries of a very substantial family trust from the glare of publicity – which it was feared would undermine their security and expose them to 'false friends' interested only in their money. The creator of [...]

Promise of Security Leads to Settlement Order

By |2014-12-01T09:39:23+00:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: Divorce & Family, News|

When cohabiting couples break up, failure to have legal rights clearly laid down can often lead to a dispute, as a recent case illustrates. It involved a claim by a woman for a share in the value of the house she had occupied with her partner for ten years. The woman's ex-partner, a 'shrewd' businessman, insisted [...]

Divorcee Refused ‘Second Bite of the Cherry’

By |2014-08-11T10:18:25+01:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: Divorce & Family, News|

In a recent case, a former soldier, whose ex-wife had 'spent her share' after their split, fought off her bid for a slice of his military pension. The High Court found that the couple had struck a binding deal when their 20-year marriage ended in 2008. Although the ex-wife had since descended into 'straitened financial circumstances', [...]

Valid ‘Pre-Nup’ Scuppers Claim By Ex-Wife

By |2014-04-07T08:27:16+01:00April 7th, 2014|Categories: Divorce & Family, News|

Following recent reports that pre-nuptial agreements are soon to be given legislative support comes a case in which the current attitude of the courts towards 'pre-nups' has been made clear. It involved a wealthy couple who entered into a pre-nup just before they married. The marriage proved short-lived, however, as it foundered after only 15 months, [...]

Teenager’s Wishes Decisive in Contact Dispute

By |2014-01-13T09:32:18+00:00January 13th, 2014|Categories: Divorce & Family, News|

In a ruling that underlines that the wishes and feelings of children can be decisive in even the most intractable family cases, a father has won a seven-year battle to have more contact with his daughter. The ‘doggedly persistent’ father had separated from the girl’s mother before their daughter was born but was so devoted to [...]