Domestic Violence Against Men

Divorce Solicitors Newcastle Domestic Violence Against Men

As Domestic Violence Divorce Solicitors based in Newcastle and a Family Law Expert, I was contacted recently by a researcher working on behalf of the Law Society. Did I feel that women are treated better than men in the Family Courts? Did I think that there should be any changes in the law? I was able …

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The Business Owner’s Divorce

The Business Owner’s Divorce Solicitors Newcastle

It is thirty years since I handled my first divorce case. When I started out I was dealing with simpler divorces. This would be a situation with no assets, often a short marriage with no children. As I progressed I dealt with perhaps the matrimonial home, some pensions and maybe some savings. This type of …

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Amazon – Tax Wives – Coming out of the Family Business

Amazon - Tax Wives - Coming out of the Family Business

News stories such as those in relation to Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos’, ongoing divorce. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46814557) highlight the complexity and gravity of financial settlements in proceedings which involve so-called ‘High Net-Worth’ Individuals – particularly where those individuals are embroiled in highly-successful businesses. Of course, not everyone will have a multi-million-pound divorce settlement, but the …

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Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!

Parental Disputes Family Law Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland

Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! Family Law Solicitors – Gosforth, Newcastle and Sunderland As Family Law Solicitors, unfortunately, it’s not unusual to hear that parental disputes arise over the issue of Child Maintenance. One common scenario which arises is that in which, following the parties’ separation, one parent – typically a father – has …

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Domestic Violence: Where’s the proof?

Domestic Violence: Where’s the proof

Domestic Violence: Where’s the proof? Family Law Solicitors – Gosforth, Newcastle and Sunderland By and large, ‘going to Court’ is something which people prefer to avoid, where there are other options available; it certainly isn’t a regular occurrence for most, and as a result, the process can be somewhat mystifying. One concept which parties may …

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Separating Parents Beware: Don’t Conflict Your Child

Separating Parents Beware Don’t conflict your child

Separating Parents Beware: Don’t Conflict Your Child. Family Law Solicitors – Gosforth, Newcastle and Sunderland If you’ve separated (or are separating) from the Mother or Father of your children, you’d be well advised to take note of new guidelines that are being rolled out by Cafcass – the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support …

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The Rise in Over-50s Divorce

The Rise in Over 50s Divorce

The Rise in Over-50s Divorce Family Law Solicitors – Gosforth, Newcastle and Sunderland Breaking up is hard to do – it’s a fact no less true simply because you’re more mature, and have a greater cache of life experience. If you’re divorcing over 50, there are some key points you may wish to consider from …

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Further Problems With Online Do It Yourself Divorces

The Problem With Online Do It Yourself Divorces

Further Problems With Online Do It Yourself Divorces Family Law Solicitors – Gosforth, Newcastle and Sunderland In response to press coverage about the dangers of naming a third party in DIY divorce papers, I started to think about other problems with Do It Yourself Divorces. The court or Quick Divorce sites lead you to believe …

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The Danger With Online Do It Yourself Divorce Forms

The Danger With Online Do It Yourself Divorce Forms

The Danger With Online Do It Yourself Divorce Forms Family Law Solicitors – Gosforth, Newcastle and Sunderland You may have read in the newspapers recently that the court service has just released new forms to help you to issue a Divorce Petition yourself. Already Divorce and Family Solicitors are concerned about the forms as they …

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If You Like Pina Coladas – Family Law Specialists Gosforth

Family Law Solicitors Gosforth, Newcastle and Sunderland

If You Like Pina Coladas. Family Law Solicitors – Gosforth, Newcastle and Sunderland In the United Kingdom, your overseas marriage will be recognised as legally valid so long as it complied with the relevant laws and formalities of the country where you were married. There was an interesting example of this is the recently publicised …

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If You Like Pina Coladas – Family Law Specialists Gosforth

Avoid a DIY Divorce, It Could Cost You a Fortune

Avoid a DIY divorce. It could cost you a fortune.

Avoid a DIY Divorce; It Could Cost You a Fortune. Family Law Solicitors – Newcastle and Sunderland A recent report from the Association of Business Recovery Professionals*– which reported on the major causes of insolvency in men and women – identified that while the leading cause of insolvency in men is the failure of their …

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Should Divorce Be a Blame Game?

Divorce Solicitors Newcastle Sunderland

Should Divorce Be a Blame Game. Family Law Solicitors – Newcastle and Sunderland As the Law Gazette reports, recent calls for the introduction of a more open provision for ‘no-fault’ divorce have been dismissed by Parliament Government rebuffs latest calls for no-fault divorce. This came despite support from Sir James Munby, the President of the …

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Good News On Pensions In Divorce Proceedings

Good News On Pensions In Divorce Proceeding

Good News On Pensions In Divorce Proceedings. Family Law Solicitors – Newcastle and Sunderland Is there a good time to seek a divorce? Possibly not, but if your spouse has a defined benefit (final salary) occupational pension, now is probably the right time to secure a Financial Settlement. These pension schemes are basically a promise …

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Is Divorce The Best Option For You?

Family Law Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland

Is Divorce The Best Option For You? The things you need to consider. Family Law Solicitors – Newcastle and Sunderland Did you know that 58% of marriages today will end in divorce and only 10% will reach their diamond wedding anniversary? Meanwhile, 30% of couples describe themselves as actively unhappy but feel unable to leave their …

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The Question Of ‘How Much?’ In Your Divorce.

Family Law Divorce Solicitors Newcastle Sunderland

The Question Of ‘How Much?’ In Your Divorce. Family Law Solicitors – Newcastle and Sunderland In the wake of Valentine’s Day, we find our newsfeeds inundated with heart-warming stories of relationships which have gone from strength to strength; like the uplifting story of a local couple who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on the day …

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Securing the Arrangements for Your Children Post-Separation

Securing the arrangements for your child post-separation

Securing the Arrangements for Your Children Post-Separation: Expert Divorce Solicitors covering Newcastle and Sunderland When a married couple separates, it is possible – and indeed likely – that one or both parties will want to pursue a divorce through the Family Court; they may even wish to reach a Financial Settlement through the Courts – …

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Find out the latest options for your pensions when you divorce

Pensions and Divorce. Latest insight from Emmersons Solicitors Divorce Newcastle and Sunderland

Pensions on Divorce: Expert Divorce Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland In divorce or dissolution, the pension can be the biggest asset after the family home. This article aims to provide your with greater understanding from Emmersons Solicitors Expert Divorce Solicitors (with offices in Newcastle and Sunderland) and our latest guidance. You can split pensions several ways, so …

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What You Need To Know About Finance And Divorce

Divorce Solicitors Sunderland and Newcastle

What is the meaning of Need:  Guidance on Financial Needs on Divorce You may have read our earlier Family Law article in May of this year dealing with calls for financial settlements following on from a divorce to be simplified to a mathematical equation. However, providing for both parties’ financial needs and those of any minor …

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How not to get caught out by stamp duty changes when separating

Stamp Duty

If you are separating don’t get caught out by the New Stamp Duty Changes Your Family Law Experts Newcastle and Sunderland. Since 1 April 2016 if you purchase a second property that is not replacing your main residence then you are extremely likely to be liable for the new 3% stamp duty uplift; the table …

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What does Gary Lineker know about divorce law?

Newcastle Divorce Solicitor

Family Law and Financial Settlements You may have heard recently about Gary Lineker’s calls for Financial Settlements, following a divorce, to be simplified to a mathematical equation.  However, providing for both parties’ financial needs, and those of any minor children following a divorce, is not necessarily that simple.  Would a 50:50 split of everything owned …

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Removing a child to live abroad, seek expert guidance quickly

Emmersons Solicitors Family Law Experts. Help with removing a child to move abroad.

At Emmersons Expert Family Law Solicitors, we are here to provide you with expert guidance quickly and clearly, hopefully reducing any worry or stress should this situation arise. These days we live in a mobile and multi-cultural society. When parents separate increasingly we are faced with not just disputes about with whom the children should live …

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Transgender and marriage, transgender issues

Transgender and Separation. Emmersons Solicitors Family Law

Transgender and marriage. Dealing with transgender issues.   Transgender is a term used for people who feel their real gender is different from their birth gender. The Gender Identity Research and Education Society estimates that about 1% of the British population are gender nonconforming to some degree. Around 20% of them are likely to seek medical …

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Cohabitation advice, get your legal rights set up from the start

Emmersons Solicitors, experts in Cohabitation advice.   One of the biggest misconceptions in family law is that there is such a thing as a common law husband or a common law wife.  No matter how long you live with your partner you do no acquire or accrue any rights.  Here we outline cohabitation advice. If …

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Putting Children First – Family Law

Family Law Putting Children First

Arrangements for children.   New polling which was carried out by ComRes on behalf of family law organisation Resolution, has found that around eight out of ten children and young people with experience of parental separation or divorce would prefer their parents to split up if they are unhappy, rather than stay together. When asked …

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Have the cracks in your relationship become chasms over Christmas?

Separation at Christmas Divorce and Separation Solicitors Newcastle and sunderland January is often a busy month for solicitors dealing with divorce and separation. You may have trundled along for months ignoring the cracks in your relationship. You possibly work shift patterns or one or both of you may work away and therefore you rarely see …

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Custody of Children, Residence and now Arrangements for Children.

Custody of Children, Residence and now Arrangements for Children. What does it all mean? Years ago when a couple divorced the court would automatically become involved to determine who would have custody of the children. An order would be made and this was usually in favour of the mother. In effect, the mother would then …

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What Are Round Table Meetings?

Round Table Meetings – Family Law I have been practising Family Law for twenty four years and have been involved in thousands of cases involving Domestic Violence, Arrangements For Children, Divorce, Separation, Dissolution of Civil Partnerships, Financial Settlements, Co-habitation.. You name it, anything to do with the break up of a relationship and I have …

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Would you like to see your children at Christmas

Would you like to see your children at Christmas? Arrangements for Children. If you have separated from your partner this year then this may well be the first Christmas that you will not be living with your children. If so, have you made arrangements with your ex-partner so that you can both spend a reasonable …

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Consent Orders And The Rather Sad Tale Of The Fishmonger

Emmersons Solicitors, consent orders. Some years ago a 65 year old fishmonger came to see me. His wife had left him twelve years previously without warning. This came as a huge shock to Mr Herring. The couple had never had a cross word and neither of them were having an affair. Eventually our client discovered …

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Do I really need a Consent Order?

Consent Orders, separations deeds. Newcastle Solicitors. Emmersons Solicitors Newcastle. When you separate from your spouse or civil partner you will need to reach an agreement about your finances. You can have a Separation Deed prepared which sets out the agreement you have reached. This may be suitable for couples who do not wish to divorce, …

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Pre Nuptial Agreements, all the details

Pre Nuptial Agreement Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland Pre Nuptial Agreements are an agreement entered into by a couple before their marriage/civil partnership takes place. It sets out how their assets would be divided if they divorce or dissolve their relationship. Pre Nups, as they are often called, frequently hit the headlines in respect of the rich …

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A meal ticket for life?

Newcastle Divorce Solicitors, Emmerson Solicitors, experts in Divorce Law. The popular press is very keen to report on high profile divorce cases. You know the ones, Russian oligarch’s wife obtains settlement of £2 million a year for the rest of her life…and she’s only 28! Back in the real world, where the vast majority of …

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We’ve just separated, how are we going to afford to live?

Separation and Divorce Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland. When couples separate they can often afford to cope in the short term by living off credit cards or using their savings. If one party feels that they are not to blame for the end of the relationship, eg. because their partner has been having an affair, then …

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Our Survey of call centre staff says…

Divorce Solicitors Newcastle. This Summer must have been very slow on the national news desks. I say that because every few days the nationals have been publishing survey results. Really they are just another way of businesses promoting their services. For example, the number of people who wished that they had never been married and …

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Help – I can’t get Legal Aid to fund my divorce!

Legal Aid. Divorce Solicitors Newcastle . Since April the 1st of this year (2013) it has become impossible for many people to obtain legal aid funding in respect of their divorce (or dissolution of civil partnership) and associated financial matters. Emmersons Solicitors Specialist Family Law team frequently deal with cases where one party has substantial assets …

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Pre Nuptial Agreements, They’re all the rage… aren’t they?

Legal Matters – Pre Nuptial Agreements Legal Divorce Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland This is an agreement that some couples may enter into before their marriage/ civil partnership takes place. The idea is to set out how their assets will be distributed if they divorce or there is Dissolution. They are very common in some European …

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How long does it take to get a divorce?

Divorce Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland   How long does it take to get a divorce? Even if a divorce/dissolution is going to be straightforward I would always allow at least seven months. The procedure is as follows: The Petitioner, or their solicitor, should advise the Respondent that proceedings are about to be issued. It is considered bad practice not to …

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What has my pension got to do with it?

Newcastle Solicitors – Divorce and Pensions. Some of my clients become a little upset when I advise them that we need to consider their pension as part of a divorce settlement. They often assume that their spouse/civil partner will automatically take half of their hard earned pension. This was not helped some years ago by …

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The kids are alright… aren’t they?

Collaborative Family Lawyer If you have recently separated from your partner you may be reeling with shock and trying to make sense of your life. However, your children may also be very confused and upset without you realising. Children can be very good at hiding how they feel, if they know that you are in …

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So who does own our love nest?

Property and Family Law As Emmersons Solicitors deals with property law and family law we have cases that crop up that often cover both areas. People often assume that as they put money into a house they must own it, others assume just because they live in a house that they must have a legal …

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September – the month of separations

Family Law Solicitors For some reason September sees a peak in the number of people separating from their partners. It is believed that one of the reasons is that a couple have been on holiday and spent more time together which serves to highlight their differences. Whatever the reason, you do not need to panic. …

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