Family Law

20: A quickie divorce – part 2

By John Darnton

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The reason for the divorce is only relevant to the financial outcome of a divorce in exceptional cases. Nonetheless there is often a perceived (if not real) benefit to being the person who brings the divorce proceedings (the Petitioner), not least with regard to having greater control over the timetable...

19: A quickie divorce – part 1

By John Darnton

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In the short of news months between the Brexit Referendum and the US Presidential Election build up, the popular press was full of references to 'quickie divorces'. The question that often leaps to mind is simply 'if celebrities can get a quickie divorce, why can’t mere mortals'?

16: A final resting place

By John Darnton

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The disputes that arise following a person’s death can take multitude of different forms. Sometimes, especially where there is no Will, a person’s nearest and dearest may argue over chattels, often on the basis that they were promised a particular item. On other occasions there may be a disagreement over...

14: Variation of trusts

By John Darnton

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When a married couple divorce (or civil partners apply for a dissolution) and they cannot reach agreement on financial matters, they can ask the court to decide. When that happens, the court exercises wide discretionary powers contained in a now rather aged piece of legislation entitled “the Matrimonial Causes Act...