The myth of the quickie divorce
Where there’s a Will there doesn’t have to be a war
I’d like to start this article by listing some things that we’ve grown up believing are true, but actually aren’t.
An Iron Maiden was often used to torture people in Medieval times.
Walt Disney invented Mickey Mouse
You can get a quickie divorce in the UK
Seeing your grandchildren isn't always child's play when you're a grandparent
With the number of contested Wills in the UK growing each year, the possibility that someone’s final wishes might be challenged is very real. If it happens, it will trigger a legal process that can be highly-charged and feel deeply personal to those on both sides of the argument.
Is a meal ticket for life now a bargain bucket?
A great many grandparents live life without any sort of contact with their grandchildren and when access to a grandchild is denied life can become challenging and emotionally distressing. So what options exist if you find yourself in that situation?
Parental alienation: Why we need to protect the innocent victims of divorce
Last night’s launch of new BBC One drama, The Split, about three divorce lawyer sisters proves that the appetite for very public marriage splits and the ensuing divorces is in no great danger of being satisfied any time soon. But one recent high profile case has shown that divorce is not a financial meal ticket for life.
5 GOOD REASONS WHY EVERY COUPLE SHOULD HAVE A PRENUP
It’s always better to be rational during a divorce, but some couples are so angry that they will do almost anything to punish each other for every transgression. Occasionally, this can include the damaging effects of one spouse poisoning their children against the other parent.
Buying your dream home starts with a good solicitor
The issue of whether or not to draw up a prenup is understandably uncomfortable, because it raises the spectre of divorce before promises of standing together ‘til death us do part have even been made. But there are good reasons why every couple should consider having one.
What does Bitcoin mean for divorce law?
If you listen very carefully, you can hear the sound of estate agents up and down the country rubbing their hands in anticipation. Along with warmer weather and new growth, spring also brings the urge for many of us to begin to think about finding somewhere new to live.
So you think you're ready for your divorce?
Here's a little riddle for you. What do aliens, the Holy Grail and the Loch Ness monster all have in common? One of the admittedly many possible answers is that many people believe they all exist, but no one has yet managed to prove any of them are actually real.
How to get the right advice for your divorce
There are some things in life which, a bit like income tax, might be unpleasant, but are not always avoidable.Divorce is much the same. With precious few exceptions, very few people set out on their marriage with the intention of filing for a divorce at some point in the future
Court Corrects Parenthood Bungle
If I were to break my leg, there is a very long list of people I’d call to help me before I plumped for a carpenter. Whilst he’d doubtless be able to knock up some really nice splints, I’d probably have some fairly strong reservations about the extent of his medical abilities.
Facing Compulsory Purchase of Your Home?
When a same-sex couple undertook fertility treatment which led to the birth of a baby girl, the intention was that both would be listed as her legal parents. However, due to mistakes made in processing the necessary forms, only one of the couple was shown as a legal parent.
Take Care When Appointing a Non-Lawyer as Your Executor
Home ownership is generally regarded as providing safety and long-term security, but this is not always the case as properties can be compulsorily purchased by public authorities to make way for socially beneficial developments. Any householders affected are entitled to be compensated at the full market rate, although in a recent case it took a court appearance to ensure this.
When you appoint a solicitor to be the executor of your will, you can be assured that they will understand their duties and can be relied upon to comply with them. However, as a High Court case showed, the same sadly cannot always be said of friends or family members who are chosen to perform the role.