Julian Hawkhead

Julian Hawkhead is Stowe Family Law’s Senior Partner and is based in our Leeds office.

The Brexit bomb: Article 50 and family law

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March 14, 2017 9 comments

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Tick, tick, tick – boom! It looks like any day now the Prime Minister will trigger Article 50 and our divorce from Europe will begin. The similarities between Brexit and divorce have already been discussed on this blog and in the media. There is much to untangle both financially, legally and perhaps even culturally. There is also much to ponder regarding our relationship with Europe in the future as we continue to share common interests and values.

Mediation and consent orders

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January 25, 2017 6 comments

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Along with the decree absolute, consent orders are the traditional end point of any divorce settlement. As the name implies, such orders set out what each party has agreed to, the terms on which they have consented to a financial settlement. Typically they describe precisely how you and your soon-to-be-former-spouse will divide your assets, whether…

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Should you keep in touch with an ex?

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September 23, 2016 1 comment

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Breaking up is rarely simple. Someone who once shared your life could soon become a stranger. But should exes stay in touch or should they have a complete clean break? That was the question I was asked on BBC Tees this morning by presenter Mike Parr. I explained that there are two different ways to…

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