Article Tag: Financial settlement

Divorce – is bad behaviour taken into consideration?

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As family lawyers we often find ourselves having to dispel misconceptions in an initial divorce appointment due to incorrect or misleading information available online. Here we discuss the most common misconception that we address, namely conduct. A common question we are asked in an initial divorce appointment is ‘If my husband or wife has cheated… Read more »

Divorce: How To Protect Your Inheritance

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During divorce proceedings, the court will divide marital assets, such as property acquired during the marriage, equally between both parties to reach a financial settlement. However, should the marital assets not be sufficient for the needs of both parties, the court may consider non-marital assets such as inheritance. So, what do you need to know… Read more »

Consent Order: When Is an Agreement an Agreement?

When spouses choose to separate, they are able to agree the terms of a financial settlement between themselves, through a method of Alternative Dispute Resolution or through solicitors. Any such agreement can take a variety of forms such as a verbal agreement, informally in correspondence or formally through solicitors. Usually, if using solicitors, the parties… Read more »

New Year, Fresh Start with an Amicable Divorce?

When unhappy couples spend time together over Christmas without the day-to-day distractions of working life, that time can really clarify why you might not want to spend another stressful holiday together. If it is an amicable divorce or separation that you want despite the circumstances behind your parting ways, a solicitor will be a calm… Read more »