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11 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Family, Opinion, Private Wealth

Positive news for divorce law reform

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Despite the country and government’s preoccupation with Brexit, this week heralded good news for the reform of divorce law following the results of a public consultation last year. The Ministry of Justice will introduce ‘no-blame’ divorce “as soon as parliamentary time allows” with the need for evidence of adultery, desertion or unreasonable behaviour to be replaced with a statement of irretrievable breakdown. The changes will also be reflected in the dissolution of civil partnerships.

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2 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in News

Spotlight shines on life sciences sector at Royds Withy King’s Life After Brexit event in Oxford

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Around 70 people have gathered at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford to look at the challenges facing the UK’s life sciences sector in a special Life After Brexit event hosted by law firm Royds Withy King. The evening on Thursday, …

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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Factsheets, Family

Divorce financial settlements – FAQs

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Child Maintenance Payments

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Cohabitation

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Obtaining a financial order

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Obtaining a decree of divorce or judicial separation

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Pension split on divorce

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1 March 2018 0 Comments Posted in News

Royds Withy King Supports FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival

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As a UK Top 100 law firm with a large office in central Oxford, we are perfectly positioned to  support the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival – a series of controversial discussions led by high profile speakers which form part of the internationally-acclaimed weekend festival.

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12 January 2018 0 Comments Posted in Family

‘But what about Rover?’ Who gets the pets in divorce?

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Frequently as family lawyers we are asked to provide legal advice about what should happen to a couple’s pets in divorce. A recent survey suggests that 20% of separating couples sought advice about their legal rights regarding their pets.

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10 January 2018 0 Comments Posted in Family, Opinion

If you divorce, will you be able to protect what you have worked hard to achieve?

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“My partner and I have decided to part ways after a 20 year marriage. We’ve both contributed to our joint assets but I’m worried that my business, which I set up before our marriage, could be sold in the proceedings. What can I do?”

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Thinking of a fresh start? – How will divorce shape your financial future?

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“During our marriage, I’ve worked part-time while looking after our children so my pension savings are much smaller than my partners. I’ve heard that women are entitled to a share of their husband’s pension on divorce. Is this true?” 

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