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A guide to high net worth divorces

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Regardless of the assets in a case, an application for divorce and the prospect of trying to reach a financial settlement can be daunting. However, high net worth cases can quickly become more complex. This is largely because of the type of assets...

Bitcoin and Divorce

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The main point to take away from this blog is do NOT ignore cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin which typically use blockchain technology to trade digitally. I have known clients try to simply dismiss the fact that they think their spouse might have bought...

Christmas child arrangements for separated parents

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Whilst 2020 has been difficult for everybody, it has been particularly difficult for separated parents trying to accommodate child arrangements, whether they have a court order, or not. This has not been helped by conflicting government guidance and...

How do current restrictions impact agreements concerning timescales for property transfers?

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Q: How do current restrictions impact agreements concerning timescales for property transfers? A. If timescales required to achieve a transfer of property are underestimated, it could leave one party in breach of an Order. Whilst ordinarily...

Should we now get another house valuation for our divorce financial negotiations?

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Q. Should we now get another house valuation for our divorce financial negotiations? A. If you are still negotiating your divorce financial settlement and you had your house valued before Covid-19 struck the UK, you may be wondering whether...

Can I apply for divorce whilst we are in lockdown?

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Q. Can I apply for divorce whilst we are in lock down? A. We are receiving several enquiries from clients who have made the recent decision to divorce their spouse, either because they now have the time to do so or because being in the same house for...

Can I reduce or miss periodical payments because my business is closed or because I have been furloughed?

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Q. Can I reduce or miss periodical payments because my business is closed or because I have been furloughed? A. Unfortunately, we have seen some parties making unilateral decisions to reduce or miss periodical payments. These are payments ordered...

Do I still need to meet Family Court deadlines whilst on lock down?

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Q. Do I still need to meet Family Court deadlines whilst on lock down? A. As explained in our Q&A on 25 March 2020, the Courts are still open, with there being a clear expectation that court deadlines and hearings are still complied with as far as...

Will my Family Court Hearing still take place during lock down?

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Q. Will my Hearing still take place whilst we are on lock down? A. Whilst the courts are inevitably facing new challenges due to Covid-19, it is important to still prepare for your hearing to take place, albeit not in the conventional way. Solicitors...

Child Arrangements and Covid -19 - Question and Answers

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Q. Since the lock down effective 23.3.2020, can children still leave one house to see the other parent? A. Whilst advice is changing quickly, the current advice is that children can still move between houses and should still see both parents, where it...

Covid-19 and Child Arrangements

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As a consequence of so many anticipated changes in the coming weeks and months, it is important for parents to consider the impact, if any, on Child Arrangements Orders and any informal arrangements. This is not only due to the likely extended...

Consent of the other parent required to relocate within the UK

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When considering relocating your children, both an internal relocation (within England and Wales) and external relocation (from England and Wales to other parts of the UK) requires the consent of the other party. Internal relocation cases, just like...

Do I need to disclose my finances?

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When seeking a Financial Settlement integral to divorce, the first step is almost always for there to be an exchange of full and frank disclosure. The duty to disclose financial information remains open throughout the case and helps to ensure that both...

Why wait for your decree absolute if there is a pension sharing order?

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Whilst most people are keen to seek the final decree in their divorce after what can be a long process, it is important to take legal advice and check your timing. If not, you risk financial detriment, despite all the effort and time which goes into your...

Enforcement Orders - Child Arrangement Orders

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A Child Arrangements Order is an order made by the court stating where children will live and how and when they will spend time with each parent. If the terms of the Order are not being met, by one party or the other, there is...

What is a separation agreement?

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A separation agreement can be entered into by couples who are separating but who do not want to divorce or dissolve their civil partnership at that time. This can be for various reasons, including not being ready to take that step or for religious reasons....

Can I adopt my stepchild?

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In some circumstances it is possible to adopt stepchildren. However, it is always advisable that you seek legal advice on the circumstances of your case and to consider if adoption is a necessary and most favourable option for your family. It is sometimes...

How do I end my civil partnership?

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If your relationship has broken down irretrievably, then you can take steps to dissolve your civil partnership . To apply for a dissolution, you must have been in a civil partnership for at least one year. The partner wanting to dissolve the civil...

The right way to change a Child Arrangement Order

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A Child Arrangement Order is a court order regulating arrangements concerning with whom a child should live, spend time or otherwise have contact. We often come across situations where the children themselves voice that they no longer wish to visit...

New Family Law Partner for Harrowells

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A new partner, Amy Foweather, has been appointed to Harrowells' Family Law Department . Joining from a national family law practice, where she was also a partner, Amy will advise clients across the practice’s six-office network, together...