Supreme Court allows consent order challenge

July 26, 2017 1 comment

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The Supreme Court has granted a woman permission to challenge the terms of a consent order made prior to her divorce. Such orders detail the financial settlement between former spouses and are approved by the court. Birch v Birch concerned a 2010 order which contained two important rules. The first was that the matrimonial home…

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Divorce proceedings to be split from financial applications

June 16, 2017 0 comments

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Divorce proceedings to be split from financial applications From next Monday (June 19) family court divorce proceedings will run separately to financial applications. The rollout of ‘administrative de-linking’ across England and Wales follows a successful trial said Family Division President Sir James Munby and HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) deputy chief executive Kevin Sadler. …

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A maintenance order for pets?

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May 18, 2017 4 comments

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ASK A FAMILY LAWYER In this regular column, Stowe Family Law solicitors answer readers’ questions on different legal issues.  Today’s topic goes to Rachel Roberts, a Partner in our Leeds office. If you have a question, send it to ask@stowefamilylaw.co.uk and we’ll choose one to be featured in the next Ask A Family Lawyer. Blog reader…

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Consent orders, divorce debt & death

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April 8, 2017 0 comments

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ASK A FAMILY LAWYER In this regular column, Stowe Family Law solicitors answer readers’ questions on different legal issues.  Today’s query goes to Neil Dring, a solicitor in our Wetherby office. If you have a question, send it to ask@stowefamilylaw.co.uk. “In my consent order I was given the marital home and my ex had the…

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Wives can be breadwinners too shock!

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March 6, 2017 0 comments

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Over the weekend a certain national newspaper ran a story under the headline: “Men ‘bullied’ out of generous divorce settlements by breadwinning wives” It was a bit of a non-story actually, created to fill a few column inches, and not really telling us anything we didn’t already know. Still, I thought it deserved a comment…

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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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