Divorce

Azhar Hussain Mon, 02/18/2019 - 19:28

Converting a Civil Partnership into a Same-Sex Marriage

The aim of this article is to provide some information regarding the procedures that you would need to apply when you seek to convert your Civil Partnership into a Same-Sex Marriage.

Azhar Hussain Mon, 01/28/2019 - 09:29

Child Arrangement Order Matters

When you are separating from your partner a child arrangement order may be necessary to resolve disagreements regarding where and with who children will live, or how much time they will spend with a parent or other person with whom they do not li

Azhar Hussain Thu, 01/10/2019 - 17:35

Divorce & Dissolution

The decision to marry or enter into a civil partnership is often well considered with many aiming for this to be a lifelong commitment. Consequently, people do not plan for the breakdown of such relationships and are not prepared to handle the difficulties posed by legal processes involved in resolving the issues. Unfortunately, the breakdown of relationships can be irretrievable and such matters are often described as one of the most difficult times individuals can face in their lifetime.
Azhar Hussain Mon, 01/07/2019 - 13:59

Divorce Law: Plans for Change

The archaic divorce laws have been a ‘hot topic’ as of late and the need for change has finally received the publicity it deserves. The case of Owen v Owen has highlighted the societal need for a ‘no fault’ based divorce.  
Chris Germaine Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:01

Can I get divorced in the UK, even though I was married abroad?

One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to divorce law is that people believe you need to go back to the country in which you were married to get a divorce. UK law provides that if just one of the divorcees is living in the UK at the time you decide your marriage is over and you want to get a divorce, you can do so.
Sarah Gledhill Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:54

Financial Settlements – What the Courts consider on divorce

One of the more emotive issues that usually arises from a divorce is how to apportion money and assets between the two separating spouses. It’s most likely one of the first questions a person will ask when getting divorced will be ‘who gets what?’. Sometimes a couple can come to an agreement between themselves but there are those who turn to the Court to make the decision for them about how to split their property. Of course, this doesn’t just relate to money, it incorporates everything a couple owns from houses & savings to cars & jewellery, nothing is outside the remit of the Court.
Chris Germaine Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:13

The season of goodwill

The festive period is for many families the highlight of the year. Visits to relatives, Christmas presents and seasonal parties. Whilst the traditional Christmas is the aim for many, this time of year ushers in the family dispute season, culminating with “Black Monday” being the first Monday after New Year when traditionally more than half the people who plan to divorce will start the process by consulting lawyers.
Sarah Gledhill Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:14

Divorce

Divorce can be a daunting prospect for many people and for most, a less than pleasant experience. Not only has the marriage fallen apart, resulting in emotions running high and plenty of stress, but now you have to face all the legal papers required to actually obtain the divorce. From an outside perspective divorce can seem like quite a complex mess of legal jargon with lots of papers to fill out. More so if you are not a UK national and don’t know where to start or harbour misconceptions about the UK process.
OptimalSolicitors Tue, 03/13/2018 - 15:33

How to change an adult or child name in the UK

How to change an adult or child name in the UK. In the modern culture that we live in today where personal relationships are more fluid, it is becoming more frequent for people to request a name change for themselves or their child. This can happen because parents have separated and the mother no longer wants the child to have the fathers name or vice versa. It may be because a couple have started a relationship and want the children to share the same family name.
Sarah Gledhill Tue, 03/13/2018 - 15:04

Prenuptial Agreements

In recent years, we have seen a big change in couples’ attitudes towards their finances. With approximately 45% of marriages ending in divorce, Prenuptial Agreements are becoming increasingly popular. A Prenuptial or Premarital Agreement, commonly abbreviated to “pre-nup”, is a written contract created prior to marriage, seeking to regulate the prospective spouses' financial liabilities and responsibilities towards each other in the event of a divorce or separation.