Family Justice Council examines financial needs after divorce

July 4, 2016 2 comments

McKenzie Friends

The Family Justice Council has published a guide to financial needs on divorce. It is aimed at primarily at legal professionals , unlike the Council’s guide to divorce finance for litigants in person, which was published earlier this year. Guidance on “Financial Needs” on Divorce is written to clarify the meaning of ‘needs’ when couples…

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Unregulated online divorce providers exceed 10% of market

July 4, 2016 4 comments

family law

Unregulated online divorce providers make up more than ten per cent of the market, new research suggests. The Legal Services Board (LSB) surveyed unregulated providers, conducting interviews, assessing websites and literature and speaking to regulatory bodies. The findings indicate that unregulated websites and fee-charging McKenzie Friends now account for between 10 and 13 per cent…

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Marilyn Stowe Blog receives worldwide recognition

July 4, 2016 1 comment

Marilyn Stowe, family law

The Marilyn Stowe Family Law and Divorce Blog has been running for nearly ten years and in that time we have gone out of our way to provide quality advice, legal information, useful videos and ‘how to’ guides along with the latest family law news, which we recently started shooting videos on. This has not gone unnoticed…

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Divorce over stamp duty?

July 4, 2016 1 comment

family law

It may be cheaper to get a divorce than to pay stamp duty, some married couples have suggested. Stamp duty is a tax which must be paid whenever someone buys a property valued at more than £125,000. There is also an extra charge for anyone who buys a second home. Under the current rules, married…

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Ireland to consider halving divorce time

July 4, 2016 1 comment

family law

An Irish politician has proposed cutting the waiting period before divorce proceedings in half. Currently, Irish law states that couples cannot apply for a divorce until they have been separated for four years. This rule seeks to encourage married couples to work on their relationship instead of ending them quickly. Josepha Madigan is a member…

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