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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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