Archived Legal Articles from 2014

Family/Divorce

December

New Year Resolution…Collaborate not Litigate?

19/12/14

Every year the number of divorce enquiries goes down in December, then spikes again in January. It seems that couples tend to have a 'Merry Christmas', then split in the New Year. What's merry about that, I wonder? January sees twice as many couples begin divorce proceedings as any…

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November

Divorce made civilised - Family Dispute Resolution Week

25/11/14

This week, Resolution have launched an awareness campaign for those separating or contemplating separating. They call it Family Dispute Resolution Week. What is resolution? Resolution (previously known as the "Solicitors Family Law Association") is an organisation of Family Lawyers…

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October

Solicitor Backs Divorce Reform Suggestions

22/10/14

A Family Solicitor at Forbes is backing comments made by a leading family figure to radically shake up the Divorce process. Sir James Munby, President of The Family Division, has raised doubts as to whether Divorce should remain a matter for the Courts to deal with and suggested that the time has come…

Are pre-nups just for film stars?

14/10/14

"My Husband and I did not sign a pre-nuptial agreement. We signed a mutual suicide pact." Those were the words of Roseanne Barr when divorcing her actor husband Tom Arnold. She had apparently sacked her lawyers when they suggested that she make a pre-nuptial agreement, considering it an un-…

Forbes' Freeze Family Fixed Fees

13/10/14

Forbes Solicitors are ensuring legal advice is available to those in need by freezing the price of the Family Fixed Fee Service . The package was launched in 2012 to take the financial uncertainty out of divorce and family breakdown following legal funding cuts which hit families under…

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September

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August

Family Solicitor Promoted at Forbes

12/08/14

Forbes Solicitors is pleased to announce the promotion of Donna Amos to Associate Solicitor Donna has been with the firm for 4 years and undertakes all aspects of family law work including separation, divorce and financial matters. She is an experienced Family Solicitor and is a member…

Courts Crack Down On Missed Maintenance Payments

01/08/14

A Family Law expert at Forbes Solicitors is warning that missed maintenance payments may lead to jail following a recent High Court case. Multi millionaire oil tycoon Michael Prest was handed a four week suspended jail sentence after he failed to make maintenance payments to his ex wife in line…

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February

Pre-Nup Proposals Welcomed

27/02/14

A Family Law expert has welcomed proposals that Prenuptial Agreements should be made legally binding. The Law Commission has today recommended that Prenuptial and Postnuptial agreements should be legally binding as it will make it easier for couples to manage their finances should they…

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15 Apr 2018

Family/Divorce

NEWS AND ARTICLES

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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