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Pre-Nuptial Agreements - are they legal?

Following the recent recommendation of the Law Commission that pre-nuptial agreements should be made law, there has undoubtedly been a resurgence of interest from couples looking to protect their assets. The concept of the pre-nuptial agreement is a simple one. It allows a couple entering into...

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Divorce

Grounds for Divorce

A petition for divorce cannot be issued until one year after the date of marriage. This is to try to make married couples work at the marriage rather than be too hasty in bringing a marriage to an end. After one year, a divorce petition can be presented to the Court but only if grounds for divorce...

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Divorce

Why are "needs" important in divorce?

The divorce of Sheik Juffali from his wife, Christina Estrada, appeared in recent news headlines.  It is reported that Miss Estrada is claiming £68 million for a property in London and £6 million per year in maintenance payments.  The Sheik’s barrister said of these claims “we are firmly in ...

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Children Cases

Going Abroad With Your Children After Separation

Taking your children abroad can become much more complicated after separation or divorce. While the vast majority of parents have no wish to abscond with their children and can be sure their partners know this, legally they may still have to obtain permission before heading overseas for a holiday...

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