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Divorce in farming families

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The dynamics of farming life are unique in the way they impact on the relationships within the families involved. There is a 24/7 element to it which means that the stresses and strains of combining business and family commitments can sometimes lead to the...

Relationship breakdowns - coping at Christmas and planning for the new year

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It’s a sad fact that peace and goodwill may not be present in every household this Christmas. The festive period can often bring relationship breakdowns to a head and the ensuing new year period, in which making a fresh start is encouraged, may lead...

Divorce goes virtual, but complex cases will keep their day in court

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A new online service to apply for a divorce has been announced. The Ministry of Justice confirmed plans for the nationwide scheme for online divorce applications follows a successful pilot earlier this year and is confident that the system will cut the...

The Owens case and the case for no-fault divorce

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The ongoing divorce case of Owens-v-Owens is highly significant. Tini Owens wants a divorce. Her husband, Hugh Owens, does not. This situation is contrary to most petitions for divorce which are usually uncontested. So far, the courts have found in Mr...

How to make contentious child arrangements less painful for the children involved

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A marriage or partnership breakdown can feel even worse if there are children involved. Whilst the scenario involved will depend on the unique circumstances of the family unit, it is imperative that the children are protected from any animosity between the...

Can a pre-nuptial agreement help to save your marriage?

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The 2018 wedding season is just around the corner and has an extra buzz with the prospect of two royal ceremonies. If you are tying the knot this year, then you probably have most plans in place already. But have you considered adding a pre-nuptial agreement...

Divorce down as pre nups rise

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The first working day in January is commonly known as Divorce Day, when family lawyers receive more enquiries than at any other time of the year, but they are more likely to be faced with ‘silver splitters’ than young couples these days. The...

Heiress repaid millions she gave husband after he cut children out of Will

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Following on from our recent blog about an estranged daughter who won £163,000 in a landmark legal battle after challenging her mother's Will , a news story has hit the headlines today about an heiress who will not have to pay her husband such a...

Nailing down agreements on divorce

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A Supreme Court ruling will allow a former wife to make a claim for a share of the fortune amassed by her husband 30 years after they parted, as no binding consent order was made when they divorced. Kathleen Wyatt has been granted permission to lodge a...