The “quickie divorce” myth
It seems that when celebrity divorces are mentioned in the media they always refer to “quickie divorces” which suggest that they take little time to grant and then the marriage is over. Often clients will come in asking for a “quickie divorce” or what fact should they issue a divorce petition on to get the […]
Spying on your spouse could land you in hot water
A recent divorce case saw banker Daniel Arbili appealing against the original financial settlement in his divorce case. He believes that he should be entitled to more money as his wife did not tell the truth about her finances. However the methods that Mr Arbili used to find out about his ex-wife’s finances may well […]
Could your business be affected by your divorce?
Do you know what could happen to your business if you were to separate or divorce from your partner? It’s important to understand the legal structure your business is operating under as this will have a significant bearing on how it will be treated in a divorce or separation. The approach taken may vary depending […]
‘Revenge porn’ law introduced
‘Revenge porn’ has become illegal in England and Wales, making it a crime to post sexual images or videos of someone without their consent and offenders could be jailed for up to two years. The ruling includes postings on the internet, on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram as well as […]
Are you affected by the changes to holiday pay?
Do you run a business which pays overtime or commission to employees? Do you know the changes to make to your holiday pay calculations? Last year saw a landmark ruling which clarified how holiday pay should be calculated and made clear that it should reflect normal pay. To comply employers may need to include other […]
New tax perks for ISA savers
Millions of married ISA savers received a long overdue boost following George Osborne’s abolishment of the death taxes on these popular accounts. Previously, when an ISA holder died, their tax-free benefits ended and the surviving spouse had to pay tax on any money held in the account. Now, when a married ISA holder dies, the […]
Protect their deposit to protect your property
Although landlords have been required to protect tenant’s deposits for several years now, many are still making costly mistakes which can be easily avoided. Not protecting a tenant’s deposit and serving the prescribed information in a timely manner can cost landlords the deposit and up to three times its value in compensation. 30 days That’s […]
Think your divorce is settled, you might have to think again
Mr and Mrs Mann separated in 1997 but they are still wrangling over their financial settlement today. After separating, a financial agreement was made in 1999 with Mrs Mann keeping the £1.8 million family home as well as receiving substantial maintenance payments. Mrs Mann then applied to the courts to change the original terms so […]
Judges criticise warring exes
There have been two cases recently where the judge has criticised warring parents. In the first one, the judge told the father that he should stop his “snide remarks” about his ex’s new partner. The mother and her new partner were also criticised by the judge for having been so wrapped up in their new […]
Could rights for unmarried couples be extended?
Despite public campaigns about the limited rights people who live together have there is still a misconception that because you have lived with someone for many years you are a “common law spouse” and will be treated the same as if you were married. People who live together and are not married have very few […]