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Billionaire Property Developer Claims He Was Never Married In An Attempt To Prevent Wife's Claim On His Fortune

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A billionaire property developer has tried to protect his £1.1bn fortune from a claim by his estranged wife by claiming that they were never married. He has claimed that his marriage was based on a fake certificate which they obtained in order that...

English marriage law bias

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Under existing English marriage laws, minority faith marriages should be registered. This would mean that couples who have a religious ceremony have to follow it up with a civil wedding in order that it is recognised as legally...

The falling divorce rate is great news, but so are pre-nuptial agreements

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I t’s great to hear that the divorce rate is falling, as reported online by the Daily Mail, but there were still 101,000 or so divorces in 2015, which is a big number whatever way you look at it. Divorce is a big deal on a personal level and is...

Separation without the Court route

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Separation can be a daunting process. Even more so when there are decisions to be made about finances and future arrangements for children. But Court proceedings aren’t the only route... The alternatives to...

Guide to Separated Parents at Christmas

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No one wishes to be feuding at Christmas time and to help support separated parents during this festive period, I have formulated a few top tips for ensuring that Christmas contact is arranged without problems and disputes. ...

No Fault Divorce Bill

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On 13 October 2015 the Conservative MP for South Norfolk Mr. Richard Bacon introduced a new bill in Parliament calling for an amendment to divorce legislation to allow ‘ no fault divorces’ where couples agree and sign a declaration...

Affleck and Garner separation - no prenuptial agreement

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It has been reported in the media that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have separated after 10 years of marriage. The couple have three children. Media reports claim that the couple did not enter into a Pre-Nuptial Agreement before marrying in...

What is the contribution value of a stay-at-home parent in a divorce?

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In a recent high profile case, a 63 year old former air hostess was awarded a £14.5m London mansion as part of her divorce settlement following the breakdown in her marriage to her 90 year old Saudi Arabian ex-husband. Their mansion...

Do I really need to deal with financial matters when I get divorced?

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A recent high profile case in which the Supreme Court Justices enabled an ex-wife to make a claim against her wealthy ex-husband some 20 years after the divorce had been finalised, reinforces why solicitors strongly advocate the necessity...

Cohabitation Agreement: The responsible way to protect your rights

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According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), in 2012, there were 5.9 million people cohabiting in the UK making it the fastest growing family type in the UK. There are many reasons why couples choose to move away from the idealistic...

Are Prenuptial Agreements legally enforceable?

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On divorce the court has very wide discretionary powers to distribute family assets as they see fit, in accordance with the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, so as to bring about fairness between the couple. All the assets of the marriage; whether in...