Death in divorce

Regardless of any animosity during divorce proceedings, the death of an estranged spouse can be incredibly distressing, not least because this can create even greater uncertainty within an already difficult and complex process. Below we look at why. What are the rules relating to death in divorce? In divorce proceedings, you will remain legally married…

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Coronavirus: Separated Families and Contact with Children in Care FAQs

The House of Commons have released responses to some of the frequently asked questions regarding separated families and contact during the coronavirus pandemic. This covers: Can children move between the homes of separated parents? How should parents comply with a court-orders for contact? How are child maintenance payments impacted? Can I visit my child in…

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Farnworth Rose: Family Department Update

Our aim, during this difficult time, is to ensure continuity of business and to maintain high standards of service. We would, therefore, like to update all clients as to where matters currently stand. We are designated as Keyworkers, as we undertake Court hearings (which are ongoing), and the stated aim of the Family Justice system…

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Pension Sharing on Divorce – A Fairer Way?

In 2014 a study on the treatment of pensions in divorce found a substantial proportion of potentially unfair financial outcomes. Of 369 court files used in the study 80% included at least one relevant pension and yet only 14% contained a pension sharing order. Family law specialists confirmed that offsetting pensions against other capital assets…

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Separation and Divorce: Practical Guidelines During Covid-19

With Government guidelines to stay at home and where possible, work from home due to the Covid-19 virus, this will be an added challenge for those who are wishing to separate or divorce but currently live in the same household. It is of course not always possible for one or both parties to vacate a…

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