We would always recommend that you talk to a divorce solicitor as soon as possible when you are thinking about whether or not to divorce. Many people delay things, often because they think they can sort a lot of issues out themselves and save money.
There are times when the reason for a divorce is due to threatening behaviour or abuse in the marriage. Domestic abuse is defined as a pattern of physical or sexual violence or controlling behaviour in a relationship. It may involve physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual abuse and can include violent behaviour or subtle control that makes the victim feel worthless, deprives them of money or prevents them from leaving the family home.
As part of our commitment to invest in our team, we are pleased to be supporting our PA and credit controller Ursula Herbert through her AAT accounting exams and her success so far means she is on track for a distinction.
Pre-nuptial agreements may not be one of the most romantic topics of conversation for couples planning a wedding but recent research has found that more than 40% of single men and women think a pre-nup is a good idea. Many couples now look on them as a practical and sensible step before entering into marriage.
A husband who is making regular spousal maintenance payments to his wife will understandably question why he is still expected to pay her regular amounts of money when she has moved a new partner in and no longer seems to be having to manage on her own.
You may believe that any inheritance you receive is solely yours. However, on divorce, this is not always the case. Inheritance can include property, money, a business or valuable heirlooms such as art and antiques.
As the trend for couples to live together without marrying continues to rise, efforts are underway to make them aware that common law marriage is a myth and they are not automatically entitled to the level of legal protection that applies to married couples.
There is still a misconception that couples who share their home and finances have certain rights, whether they are married or not. This assumption is unfortunately resulting in some people being left homeless and facing financial hardship if their relationship breaks down.
What happens when your ex wants to move away with the children – perhaps also with a new partner – and you object?
Is everything always split 50/50 in divorce? This is possibly one of the most common questions and biggest divorce myths we hear. In reality, there is no set formula when it comes to splitting assets in divorce.
Harrogate Family Law and its founder Andrew Meehan have both achieved the highest possible ranking for family law in the latest legal guide Chambers UK 2018.