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Funding your child’s further education

As many adult children are starting or returning to university, many parents are considering their financial obligations towards their adult…


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Divorce settlements: How do you split the bill, when you split up?

On 7 August Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova announced their separation. Since the announcement speculation has been rife as to the potential size…

Lottie Tyler
Lottie Tyler Associate

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Brexit: how a change in career path - and location - may impact family life

Britain is now in the midst of negotiations to exit the EU. It is trite to say that the ramifications will be felt far and wide, not the least for…

Carole Atkinson
Carole Atkinson Partner

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Civil partnerships v marriage – is divorce the same?

We have explored the differences between marriage and civil partnership. But how do you go about bringing such a relationship to an end?

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

News
Divorce rates at lowest level in 40 years - legal comment

Dip in divorces may be attributable to a decline in marriages taking place, says family lawyer at national law firm Weightmans LLP.

Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor Solicitor

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To pre-nup or not to pre-nup – that is the question

With summer wedding season just around the corner and thoughts of champagne, flowers and invitations in the air, often contracts and legal advice are…

Rachel Lim
Rachel Lim Associate

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Travelling abroad with children

With the school summer holidays fast approaching, many parents are planning to take their children on holiday abroad.

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

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When is one party’s contribution to the marital assets 'special' enough to affect a divorce settlement?

A ruling from the Court of Appeal in the complex case of Work v Gray confirms that a ‘special contribution’ has to be very special indeed.

Carole Atkinson
Carole Atkinson Partner

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