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11 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Family, Opinion

Villiers v Villiers UKSC 2018/0114

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Decision appeal [2018] EWCA Civ 1120

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8 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Family, Opinion

Divorce: what about grandparents’ rights?

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This article first appeared in Berkhamsted Life, August 2019.

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5 March 2019 0 Comments Posted in Family, Opinion, Private Wealth

Does Johnny Depp hold trump card in abuse allegations?

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Depp heard

Johnny Depp is to sue his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50m (£38m) claiming her allegations of abuse are an ‘elaborate hoax’ as he seeks to restore his reputation. Solicitor Charlotte Ebbutt looks at this case in more detail.

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10 January 2018 0 Comments Posted in Family, Family, Opinion

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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Withy King solicitor makes legal aid awards shortlist

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Family lawyer Rebecca Stevens, who was praised by the President of the Family Law Division after doing more than 100 hours unpaid work for a father who didn’t qualify for legal aid funding, has been named a finalist in the …

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2 December 2014 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Family

The courts preference for dividing assets equally when business assets are involved

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A recent decision in SK v TK [2013] EWHC 384 has confirmed the view that the courts will seek to ensure that assets are divided equally unless there are truly exceptional circumstances.

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2 December 2014 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Family

Mental capacity and financial consent orders in divorce

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How valid is a financial consent order if one party lacked mental capacity at the time it was signed?

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31 October 2014 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Family, For life

The price of porkies: How atrociously people can behave when involved in an acrimonious divorce

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A recent ‘big money’ case illustrates the absurd length that people will sometimes go to when involved in an acrimonious divorce.

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29 October 2014 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Family, For life

How the Family Courts divide family assets

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The case of Mr and Mrs Tattersall illustrates the approach that the Family Courts will apply in distributing relatively modest matrimonial assets (£280,000 of capital and pensions), where the mother has had to reduce her working hours and the father has also sought to do so, justifying this by saying he needed to spend time looking after his daughter at weekends.

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