International Divorce: Where Should I Get Divorced?

International Divorce: Where Should I Get Divorced?

Once the decision has been made to get divorced for some couples the next question should be ‘’where should I get divorced? ‘’. Why? Well if there is more than one choice of country in which you can start divorce proceedings the country you chose could have a major...
Sharia Law and Divorce

Sharia Law and Divorce

When is a marriage a marriage? How do Sharia Law and Divorce work together? These are the questions the High Court decided this week. Why is this Court decision so important to married couples and their divorce solicitors? If a marriage is recognised as a legal...
Can You Get Divorced?

Can You Get Divorced?

We are always reading in the press about celebrities getting ‘quickie divorces’. Today’s news that a woman who asked the Supreme Court ‘can I get divorced’ and was told ‘no’ will come as a surprise to many who assume that in the 21st century if you want to...
Who Gets the House in a Divorce?

Who Gets the House in a Divorce?

As a divorce lawyer, I am asked the question ‘’who gets the house in a divorce?’’ an awful lot. It is a perfectly reasonable question to ask your family solicitor and one that I would want to ask straight away if I was about to embark upon a divorce. It can be...
Am I Entitled to Spousal Maintenance?

Am I Entitled to Spousal Maintenance?

If you have been reading the news about the end of the “meal ticket for life” divorce case of Mr and Mrs Mills and you are either getting divorced or are a divorcee you may be concerned about the question ‘’am I entitled to spousal maintenance?”. It...
Drug and Alcohol Testing in Children Court Cases

Drug and Alcohol Testing in Children Court Cases

It is not uncommon for one parent to allege that the other parent has a drug or alcohol issue when a couple split up. Why? Well sometimes the drug or alcohol consumption is mentioned in passing as ‘no big deal’ with an acknowledgement that the parent is great with the...
Top Tips If You Are Made Executor of a Will?

Top Tips If You Are Made Executor of a Will?

Often people appoint a friend or family member as an executor in their will to manage their estate, sell assets and pay the debts and tax and to distribute legacies to beneficiaries. It feels like an honour to be asked to fulfil the role of executor (assuming you are...
What is Parental Substance Misuse?

What is Parental Substance Misuse?

Parental substance misuse is an extremely serious issue and it is not uncommon for one parent to allege that the other parent has a drug or alcohol issue when a couple splits up. Why? Well sometimes the parental substance misuse, be it drugs or alcohol, is mentioned...