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  • Does a short marriage get short shrift in the divorce courts?

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    Date: 16 August 2017

    Alexandra Scarfe, a trainee solicitor in the Family Team, considers a recent Court of Appeal decision which addresses whether a short childless marriage evades the equal sharing principle on divorce.
  • Declarations of Trust and Cohabitation Agreements

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    Date: 15 September 2016

    What are they and why might I need one? Lindsay Allen from our Family Team provides the answers.
  • Is handing over 50% of your wealth an inevitable outcome on divorce?

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    Date: 21 July 2016

    Many couples believe that on the breakdown of a marriage their assets will be divided equally between them. Kate Lewis, a trainee in our family team, considers some of the circumstances when this approach is not appropriate.
  • Liability of directors or shareholders - Can you pierce the veil?

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    Date: 06 July 2016

    Tom Maple, head of our Dispute Resolution team, considers the circumstances in which directors and/ or shareholders might be held personally liable to third parties.
  • Decree absolute is not enough

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    Date: 16 June 2016

    The case of Wyatt v Vince is a salutary reminder that finalising a divorce by obtaining decree absolute is not sufficient to avoid a subsequent financial claim against you by your former spouse.
  • Financial settlement on divorce – the consequences of non-disclosure

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    Date: 06 November 2015

    Kate Lewis, a trainee solicitor in our family team, considers the implications of the recent decisions of the Supreme Court in the cases of Sharland v Sharland and Gohil v Gohil.
  • Child Maintenance - a guide for separated parents

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    Date: 16 July 2015

    Lindsay Allen from our Family team sets out the current child maintenance regime in plain English as a helpful guide for parents who have separated or are in the process of separating.
  • Does the owner of a company own its assets?

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    Date: 05 March 2013

    Lindsay Allen considers the case of Petrodel and asks whether the courts are likely to “look through” company ownership and declare that the real owner of company assets is the owner of that company in divorce situations.
  • Contesting a Will

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    Date: 28 January 2011

    Sue Baker, head of the family team at FSP, explains the circumstances in which a Will may be challenged.
  • Ten reasons to use FSP in your family dispute

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    Date: 28 January 2011

    Michelle sets out ten good reasons to instruct Field Seymour Parkes to handle your divorce or other family dispute.
  • Prenuptial agreements - do they really Radmacher?

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    Date: 22 October 2010

    James Davies, a member of the FSP family team, examines and explains a landmark decision of the Supreme Court relating to prenuptial agreements.
  • Enforcement of contact orders

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    Date: 15 December 2009

    Having problems seeing your children? Read on.....
  • Pensions on divorce

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    Date: 20 March 2009

    Pensions often become a very important factor in divorce proceedings. This guide summarises the issues involved and the approach taken by the courts in striving to achieve fairness between the divorcing couple.
  • Collaborative law - a civilized divorce?

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    Date: 05 November 2008

    Is there a better way of dealing with marriage breakdown than fighting in the courts? This guide looks at a fairly recent import from the United States called collaborative law. Might this encourage jaw jaw over war war? Collaborative law is gaining popularity in the UK and it might just be what you're looking for.
  • Removing children from the jurisdiction

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    Date: 03 November 2008

    Thinking of moving abroad? If you have children there are some important issues you will need to consider which are explored in this article.