Archived Legal Articles from 2009



Are pre-nuptial agreements to become legally binding in Lancashire?


Lancashire law firm Forbes Solicitors is warning couples to be careful when signing prenuptial agreements as the prospect for them to become legally binding is drawing closer after a dramatic Court of Appeal ruling. A German heiress has successfully overturned an earlier court decision to award her…

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Do we need a pre-nup?


My fiancé and I are not yet married but are buying a house together. Would it be advisable to get some kind of legal agreement about who gets the property if we break up? There are a number of factors that should be considered at this stage. Firstly when jointly buying a property it is…

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Only fools fall in love - another celebrity divorce


With Katie Price and Peter Andre being added to the high statistics of separation, it brings into question again, are we all doing enough to protect our assets? According to Sarah Hinde, Family Solicitor at Forbes it is important to consider entering into an agreement with a partner prior to…

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Stern warning to divorcing couples


Forbes Divorce Solicitors in Lancashire are issuing stern warning to divorcing couples to take care when agreeing their settlements in the current economic climate after a potentially precedent-setting case was thrown out of court. A husband argued that he should be able to renegotiate his divorce…

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Will I get a financial settlement akin to that of a footballer's wife?


In a society where one day newspapers are reporting a footballer's wife is getting almost a 50% share of the assets in her divorce settlement and another day are reporting what seems like a hugely different result in, for example, the Mills v McCartney case where the financial settlement is for a…

Forbes expands family team


Forbes Solicitors is pleased to announce further expansion of its family team with the appointment of two Solicitors, Helen McCabe and Rebecca Finnigan. Helen is originally from Leigh in Lancashire and completed her law degree at Sheffield Hallam University. For the past three years she has been…

Grandparent's Rights... Right?


I've just become a Grandparent for the first time but my Grandchild's parents won't let me see him. Is there such a thing as Grandparent's rights? The answer is strictly - No. There is no provision in law referring specifically to Grandparent's rights. However, that is not to…

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Happy New Year?


For some reason every January and February, Family Law Solicitors find that the amount of new clients making appointments increases dramatically! There are several opinions as to why this may be the case. Some of the suggestions are as follows: i) Spending a lot of time together as a family ii) The…

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15 Apr 2018



Divorce and Finances

Everybody's experience when divorcing is different. It is impossible to compare a friend or relative's divorce…

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Solicitor Alex Reid is 'always up to speed with issues on her cases and can recall a significant amount of detail easily?.

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Gill Carr 'combines technical expertise with a powerful punch in court'

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Shirley Wignall adopts a 'shrewd and common-sense approach- she is a force of nature with a reputation for being able to handle the most demanding clients in the most difficult situations'

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Head of team Rubina Vohra is ?excellent and has a team that works hard to support clients extremely well?.

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Forbes Solicitors provides a 'very personable and caring service'. It is a 'well organised team with a core of highly experienced practitioners'.

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