Archived News from 2014



New Year Resolution…Collaborate not Litigate?


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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Divorce made civilised - Family Dispute Resolution Week


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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Solicitor Backs Divorce Reform Suggestions


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?


"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


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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Family Solicitor Promoted at Forbes


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


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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Pre-Nup Proposals Welcomed


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



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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