My spouse has hidden assets what can I do
A person leaving a marriage can feel anxious about the impact that the separation and divorce process will have on them and they may be worried about how it will be possible to disentangle themselves from the marriage both emotionally and financially.
What are the grounds of Divorce in NI
Many people, particularly older generations, feel that divorce has become somewhat ‘fashionable’ these days and that it is too ‘easy’ for couples to get divorced. Whilst some could argue that there may be a little truth in that given the statistics, it is by no means the case that any Tom Dick or Harry (or their female counterparts!) can simply get a divorce.
A Simple Guide to Divorce Procedure in NI
Making the decision to end your marriage brings with it many worries and fears about how life will change upon divorce. The last thing that any person going through a divorce wants to worry about is having to navigate a long, complicated legal process to reach the end result.
Claire Edgar is Guest Speaker at the Jersey International Family Law Conference 2022
Our Family Law Partner Claire Edgar was a guest speaker at the Jersey International Family Law Conference 2022.
The End of The Blame Game - No Fault Divorce becomes new law in England & Wales
This week saw the introduction of no fault divorce in England and Wales. Previously in England and Wales, when a couple wished to divorce, one spouse had to either make accusations against the other of unreasonable behaviour or adultery or else face years of separation before being legally able to end their marriage.
Bill Gates Divorce - Can finances be divided amicably
Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda recently announced their intention to divorce after 27 years of marriage.
Claire Edgar recognised as leading lawyer in Chambers and Partners
Francis Hanna & Co are proud to announce that our Claire Edgar has been recognised as a leader in her field in Family and Matrimonial Law in Chambers and Partners 2020.
Divorce Case Study- I don't know what assets my spouse has
Unquestionably, the breakdown of a marriage can be a difficult and stressful time in a person’s life. In this article, we will look at some of the concerns that people separating may have about how they approach and deal with the financial side of divorce.
The Blame Game No More - England & Wales to remove fault-based divorce ground
It has been announced today that the law governing divorce in England & Wales is to be changed to allow spouses to divorce on a ‘no fault’ ground.
The Grounds for Divorce in NI
Today, the Supreme Court refused to allow 60-year-old Tini Owens a divorce from her husband of 40 years despite Mrs Owens claiming her husband had behaved badly towards her and she was unhappy in the marriage.
Divorce and Pension Entitlement
When a marriage breaks down and spouses begin the task of trying to negotiate a financial settlement, many are often surprised to discover that one of the most valuable assets in their marriage, particularly if it is a long marriage, is their pension.
Wife refused divorce as unreasonable behaviour claimed is expected in a marriage
The wife of a multimillionaire farmer has asked the Court of Appeal to overturn the decision made by a lower Court to refuse her a divorce after the Judge hearing her divorce ruled that her husband's behaviour was to be "expected in a marriage".