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When should you divorce with a clean break?

Divorce is not just a legal action to terminate a marriage, it also entails agreeing a financial settlement between the former spouses. If it is possible to completely disentangle each other’s financial affairs, a clean break order can be granted by the Court. Without a clean break order or a...

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Divorce / dissolution - and how the law is changing

Dissolution of a civil partnership To end your civil partnership, you need to seek permission from the court. An individual can request the court to grant a dissolution order if the civil partnership has lasted more than a year. If the court is to approve your civil partnership dissolution...

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Things to consider if you're divorcing and own a business

Dividing business assets in the context of divorce or dissolution proceedings can be extremely difficult and business can often be the most valuable asset a couple own. We have answered the following commonly asked questions by those going through a divorce involving a private business. Will my...

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You've heard of pre-nups; how about pet-nups ?

Family lawyers often have to deal with disputes regarding children and the sharing of matrimonial assets upon divorce, but what happens when you need advice on who would get the beloved family dog. There is in fact no specific legislation or case law that sets out how the court will deal with...

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