Divorce: how to minimise costs in a recession

May 18, 2009 2 comments

I was recently asked by The Daily Telegraph to offer my guidance on how couples might divorce without using up all their falling wealth in these harsher times. I have included below a summary of my tips. You can read the full feature here. Move swiftly. Get your timing right. Make interim arrangements for paying…

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Why I Feel Sorry For Brian Myerson

April 6, 2009 0 comments

In truth I feel a little sorry for Myerson. As a family lawyer, I have encountered many men of his ilk. They are sharp-suited, high-flying Big Boys: fabulously confident, fabulously wealthy and fabulously successful. They play hard – and they always play to win.

Bankruptcy, Divorce and Changing Your Mind

March 18, 2009 3 comments

If you never change your mind, why have one? How many Judges are brave enough to change their minds? How many would even take the time to consider they may have been wrong – and then publicly do something about it? There is a lot of comment in today’s papers about the scandalous case of William Paulin, who…

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Mesher Orders and Martin Orders: What You Need To Know

March 13, 2009 154 comments

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In this popular post, we look at Mesher orders and Martin orders. A Mesher order is a court order that postpones the sale of the marital home and gives a chargeback to a husband exercisable on the occurrence of specified events. Parents with care usually wish to remain in the marital home – but it isn’t always a good idea to postpone a sale.

The Spouse Who Perverted the Course of Justice

February 27, 2009 1 comment

An interesting case was heard in Leeds Crown Court last month. A man was found guilty of perjury and perverting the course of justice, after forging his disabled wife’s signature on divorce documents in order to divorce her without her knowledge. He had continued to live with his unwitting “wife” for a further year, sharing…

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