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Diamonds are forever... Or are they?

Martha Koumbas
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A question that we are often asked by clients is what will happen to their jewellery in their divorce settlement. Items of jewellery are often valuable monetary assets and may also have sentimental value, especially when they are family heirlooms. Back in...

The gloves are off!

Marion Foley
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The fight is on between Amir Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom over his £25m fortune after it was recently announced that they have decided to separate. T he question is how much of Amir’s fortune will Faryal get and whether it could it be...

Where's my half?

Marion Foley
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Hot on the heels of the Sharp and Sharp decision is the case published today. After twenty years of marriage, Mrs Hart was convinced that she was entitled to half of Mr and Mrs Hart’s £9.4m fortune so much so that she appealed against the...

Departure from Equal Sharing Principle in Short Marriages

Peter Vassila
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A landmark case has departed from the long standing position in divorce cases whereby a 50:50 split of assets is taken as the default starting point for settlement.   Julie Sharp took her case to the Court of Appeal where a previous ruling...

Pension sharing orders on the rise when divorce rates are falling?

Marion Foley
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A pension can be one of the more valuable assets to a marriage especially in a long running marriage when payments into a pension fund have been made over a number of years. Before the law changed to allow pension funds to be shared between spouses, we were...

Home Maker vs. Wage Earner

Rene Panayiotou
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Whilst society nowadays has departed from the traditional set up of the stay at home wife and the husband as the breadwinner the courts still recognise these traditional roles and most importantly do not discriminate against either role. Whether the spouse...

Beware! The Remarriage Trap!

Rene Panayiotou
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If you ever decide to tie the knot again after a divorce, you may really be putting the past behind you. Respondent parties who have not filed a cross-petition in divorce proceedings should beware of the “Remarriage Trap”. Broadly, unless the...

Do You Know About The Changes To The State Pension?

Martha Koumbas
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Were you aware that as from 6 April 2016 there will be changes to the state pension? If you already claim state pension or will do so before 6 April 2016, you won’t be affected by the changes but those who reach state pension age on or after 6 April...

The Labour Party's Pledge To Review Child Maintenance

Martha Koumbas
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With the general election coming up on 7th May 2015, the parties are doing all that they can to try and secure the votes. In a bid to try and win over single parents, the Labour Party has recently announced that they will carry out a review of the Child...

Ex-Wife Granted Permission To Appeal Divorce Settlement

Martha Koumbas
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Alison Sharland, aged 46, has been granted permission to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold her divorce settlement after her ex-husband was found to have concealed the true value of his Company. Ms Sharland received £10.355 million...

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