Could your spouse’s behaviour affect your divorce settlement?

July 7, 2017 6 comments

family law

ASK A FAMILY LAWYER In this regular column, Stowe Family Law solicitors address different legal issues and answer readers’ questions.  Today’s topic goes to Mark Heppinstall, a solicitor in our Ilkley office. If you have a question, send it to ask@stowefamilylaw.co.uk and we’ll choose one to be featured. Clients often ask me if the conduct…

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Husband ordered to pay £8.5 million by High Court

June 26, 2015 0 comments

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In a recently published judgement, an unnamed husband was ordered to pay just under £8.5 million to complete the purchase of a property. The man’s wife had applied for a so-called ‘interlocutory injunction’ requiring her husband to pay the money, plus interest and legal fees. Such orders are made during ongoing court proceedings and require…

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A week in family law: Bundles, adoption and more

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March 6, 2015 0 comments

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Here are the highlights of another busy week in family justice land. The President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has said that surplus court documents will be destroyed without notice if lawyers cannot keep to practice directions on bundle sizes. Practice Direction 27A states that unless the court has directed otherwise, parties can…

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Green energy tycoon maintenance claim reaches Supreme Court

December 8, 2014 2 comments

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A maintenance claim involving the founder of successful green energy firm Ecotricity has reached the Supreme Court. Vince v Wyatt is a dispute between Kathleen Wyatt and her former husband Dale Vince, who founded the Gloucestershire-based wind turbine company in 1996. Ecotricity is now thought be worth approximately £90 million but when the couple married,…

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Important family law cases: Hildebrand and Imerman

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October 9, 2014 0 comments

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‘Self-help’ when it comes to gathering evidence in relation to financial remedy proceedings following divorce is an all-too-common issue. Instead of relying on the other party to give full and honest disclosure of their means, why not just have a look through their papers yourself, and see what you can find? After all, unlike other…

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Divorce and rebound relationships

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September 23, 2014 2 comments

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I was surprised to find this morning that a case we reported on the blog yesterday has caught the attention of the national press. AB v CD was, on the face of it, a relatively uncomplicated divorce hearing. The couple had been married for nine years and together for 13. They started a business together…

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Important family law cases: Radmacher v Granatino,

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September 11, 2014 0 comments

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The status of prenuptial agreements (i.e. agreements entered into by couples before they marry, setting out what will happen to their money and property should the marriage break down) under English law has long been a subject of considerable discussion. Whereas in many countries they are enforceable, in this country that is not the case,…

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