Date: 26 October 2018

Facts about Divorce in England and Wales

The latest statistics from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) predict that 42% of marriages in England and Wales will end in divorce. This is an alarming percentage at first glance but, with people living longer and divorce not holding the same taboo it once did, it is perhaps not entirely unexpected. With the likelihood of experiencing divorce so high, let’s delve further into some of the key facts about divorce in England and Wales.   There were 101,669 divorces of opposite-sex couples across England and Wales in 2017   The 101,669 divorces from 2017 follow a general trend of declining…

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Date: 16 October 2018

Free Divorce and Finances Legal Clinic

Divorce and finance clinic

We are holding a free divorce & finances legal clinic on Saturday 1st December 2018 from 10am to 1pm. Our family solicitor, Kate Hyland, will be providing FREE advice. Come along and find out the answers to your questions: How do I start a divorce? Is fixed fee divorce right for me? Financial settlements – what does it mean for me? How to get a fair divorce settlement? Simply come along on the day or call us on 0114 299 9729 to book a slot. Can’t wait until 1st December? Call us to arrange your free 15 minute telephone consultation with one…

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Date: 14 September 2018

How can I get a fair divorce settlement?

The best agreement you can reach upon divorce, is one that both you and your spouse are happy with. However, there are some points that you need to take into account before you make your final decision. The need for full and frank disclosure There is a duty on both parties to give full and frank disclosure of their positions, including their income, assets and pensions. The purpose of the disclosure is to make sure that each party knows as much as possible about the other parties’ financial position. Without this information it is difficult for you to know what is…

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Date: 24 August 2018

How can I stop my ex from having a financial claim after we divorce?

Divorce

When you divorce from your spouse, you can have financial claims against each other. Financial claims can include a claim against a house, savings, pensions or income (spousal maintenance). Many people think that the divorce itself brings the financial claims to an end – it doesn’t. Even years after separation, your assets could be at risk unless you sort out the financial claims within the divorce process. This is a really straight forward process and involves filing an agreed order at the court (called a consent order), and providing to the court some basic information about your finances. You should still…

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Date: 1 January 2017

Divorce Day set for 3 January 2017

Best Solicitors Divorce

Traditionally, the first working day after the Christmas and New Year break is one of the busiest of the year for divorce lawyers. It has come to be known as D-Day, with D standing for divorce. Our divorce lawyers are therefore gearing up for a frantic new year. ‘We are expecting to be extremely busy in January’ says Wendy Bailey, Head of the Family team at Best. ‘Throughout 2016 we have seen an increase in the number of new divorce clients. Clients who we have seen throughout the year for initial enquiries will often use Christmas as a time of reflection,…

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