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The Common Law Marriage Myth

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Saturday 18 August was reported as the most popular day in 2018 to get married in the UK. However, since the early 1970s, the number of people getting married each year has steadily decreased, dropping a further 3.4% last year. There are many theories about...

Why do I have to tell my ex partner my full financial position?

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Why do I have to tell my ex partner my full financial position? Divorcing couples have a duty to provide full financial disclosure to their soon to be ex. If a party fails to provide full financial disclosure the Court can impose penalties upon...

Will My Spouse's Estate Go To Our Children If We Divorce?

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Why have I not received any monies from my divorced parent’s estate? This is becoming an increasingly common question, and a version of it is often asked by children who believe that their parent’s wishes have not been carried...

Settlement, but no Court Order

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We reached a settlement when we separated, but did not have a Court Order. My partner is now trying to claim further monies from me. Can they do this? In May 2017, my colleague Richard Kerry wrote an article stressing the importance of a Court...

Short Marriages

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In the absence of any children from a marriage, divorcing couples are generally awarded roughly equal shares of the matrimonial assets, subject to their needs. However, the courts have recently ruled in a case where the wife argued that "because this...

The Final Whistle?

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Is divorce the final whistle for Ryan Giggs? In his current divorce proceedings against his estranged wife, Stacey, Ryan Giggs is arguing that, as a successful professional footballer, he made a “special contribution” to their...

Footballer Divorce

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FOOTBALLER DIVORCE The former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs is embroiled in a dispute over money after the breakdown of his marriage to his wife Stacey Giggs. Mr Giggs is claiming that he should have a larger share of the matrimonial...

Short Marriage, Big Payout?

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Should a wife share in her husband’s millions after a 5 month marriage? The High Court has recently heard evidence from a wife, who was married to her very wealthy husband for only 5 months. She is seeking a share of his millions, whereas he is...

Getting Married?

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The date has been set, the venue booked, the wedding dress bought. What about the pre-nup? Of course nobody wants to think about divorce while organising a wedding. However, nobody wants to think about death either and many...