Category Archive: Divorce

7 questions to ask your divorce solicitor at your first meeting

Going through a divorce is always difficult. At Tayntons we work to reassure you throughout the process and to make sure you know what to expect at every step of the way. We offer an initial fixed-fee consultation to discuss your situation and explain what you can expect to happen throughout. To prepare you for…

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What to Do When COVID-19 Impacts Your Child Maintenance Payment

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected our work, home, social, and personal lives more than ever before in human history. Aside from the virus itself, this pandemic is stoking fear of financial insecurity and uncertainty to millions of individuals and families around the globe.   Divorced and separated families are no exception from the wake…

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Understanding no-fault divorce Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat this morning on Twitter answering questions about no-fault divorce and what these changes mean for the divorce process. Our Trainee Solicitor, Luke Stephens, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below. What is the current process for divorcing or ending a civil…

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Divorce – 50/50 Splits are Fair, but What About Post-Separation Earnings?

When divorcing couples have contributed equally to their marital fortune, the general rule is that assets will be split 50/50. However, as one ‘big money’ case showed, it is not always  as simple as that and complications can arise in respect of wealth that has been generated post-separation. Prior to a professional couple’s marriage, the…

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Pensioner Siblings Jailed for Contempt in Context of Big Money Divorce

Court orders must be obeyed or the whole system of justice breaks down. In a case on point, a brother and sister – with a combined age of almost 150 – were sentenced to imprisonment for contempt of court in the context of a big money divorce. The brother, aged in his 80s, had been…

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Big Money Divorcee Threatened with Jail over £88,000 Maintenance Arrears

When family judges make financial orders in divorce cases, they are not beating at air and have a panoply of powers to make sure that they are obeyed. A wealthy businessman who spent over £70,000 on his wedding to his new wife, whilst neglecting to pay maintenance to his ex-wife, found that out to his…

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No-Fault Divorce, a Step Closer

“No-fault divorce would help to remove an unnecessary process which simply makes life more complicated.” Sir James Munby Those who experience the breakdown of any marriage can empathise with the fact that divorce is a sad, stressful time and can often create a hostile environment for the parties involved. As it stands, to be granted…

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Straightforward Honesty is the Best Route to a Stress-Free Divorce

Any good family lawyer will tell you that the best way of minimising the expense and stress of divorce proceedings is to be straightforwardly honest. The point was well made by a case in which a successful property developer paid heavily for his misguided attempts to deny his ex-wife a just settlement. During their 25-year-marriage,…

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Divorcee Pays Price for Unwise Financial Choices – Supreme Court Rulings

Dependent spouses are entitled to have their reasonable financial needs met if their marriages end in divorce – but what happens if those needs are increased by their own unwise investment choices? The Supreme Court addressed that issue in an important test case. Following the end of a 15 year marriage, a divorce settlement was agreed…

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