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  • Lisa Dave - Family Law, Wills, LPA and Probate
    I do not know the whereabouts of my estranged spouse. Can I still get divorced?
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    I do not know the whereabouts of my estranged spouse. Can I still get divorced? In England and Wales it is possible to obtain a divorce even if a spouse is missing. A person would need to petition under the grounds of either unreasonable behaviour, 5 years separation or desertion. Before the Court will allow… Learn more

  • Courtney L'homme - Wills, LPA, Tax & Estate Planning
    Consent Orders: securing a financial “clean break” following a relationship breakdown.
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    Separated parties still continue to put themselves at risk of future claims against their assets and livelihood despite there being a simple solution…consent orders. Glen Briers, the founder of popular brand Lambretta, recently had to part with £2.7 million ten years after his divorce from his ex-wife. The reason for this was because they made… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Mediation to agree child access
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    Access to children and agreeing how to move forward is a challenging aspect of any separation or relationship breakdown.  Most commonly it if fathers looking to ensure that they are able to maintain a relationship with their children, but there are times when it is the father as the primary carer and we are experienced… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Divorce and Financial Settlements
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    Divorce is the legal ending of a marriage, and for many people it is also necessary to separate financial arrangements.  Divorce itself does not necessarily deal with the financial position – if you want to have a “clean break” then finances need to be agreed upon separately. Separation of assets can be a straightforward, if… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Dividing finances during divorce
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    The breakdown of a relationship is never an easy time, whether it ends in arguments, sadness or you remain friends. However, when you decide you are ready to end your marriage there are practical issues to be considered. A marriage is a lifetime contract, so leaving it is not necessarily easy, and one of the… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    How long does the divorce process take? [Video]
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    Experienced solicitor and mediator Pramila Meghani explains how long the divorce process takes in this short video below:

  • EHL Family Law Team
    What is consent order & do I need one?
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    I am divorced, we have sorted all arrangement for our children and have sorted all our finances.  Do I need to do anything else? Yes you need a consent order. In family matters you have to be honest with each other as to your disclosure and have your agreement approved by the Judge. Any agreement,… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Why Divorce takes so long
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    The Divorce process does not need to take long.               If both parties agree and cooperate with the process, the marriage can be ended within 4-6 months. In majority of cases it is not even necessary to attend court.  It can all be dealt with by submission of papers… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Divorce fees could rise
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    There has recently been a government consultation which closed on the 31 January 2014 proposing that the court fee for divorce be raised from its current level of £410.00 to £750.00 (if this is approved the changes are likely to come into affect from April this year.) The raise in court fees appears to be… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    The effect of divorce on children
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    A survey by Netmums shows that the effects of divorce on children can often be far more severe than parents realise.   Significant effects were listed as the following: A third of the children described themselves as devastated by their parents break up 1 in 12 children felt their parents had let them down or… Learn more

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