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Getting divorced? Don’t forget your pension

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BACK in 2018 it became legal for couples to prepare and submit their own divorce paperwork. Great idea, you might think, if you’re one of the tens of thousands1 of people in the country getting divorced this year. That’ll save some money, especially if your divorce is straightforward. But does a “DIY” divorce come at a longer-term cost? Pension sharing orders are down Ministry of Justice figures recently show that the number of pension order sharing applications has fallen by a dramatic 35% since the so-called DIY divorce was introduced (despite a 1.6% increase in divorces between 2017 and 2020)2. […]

7 Cases Best Handled by a Litigation Lawyer

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Hiring a litigation attorney increases the chances of a successful outcome. When two or more parties have a legal dispute, it can be impossible to solve the issue without the assistance of a litigation attorney. Coming to an agreement is not easy; this is where an expert in litigation comes in.  With different types of lawyers to choose from, knowing which one to hire can sometimes be complicated. Thankfully, litigation attorneys have exceptionally diverse knowledge and experience in handling different types of cases as follows:  Business Disputes Many business relationships involve contracts and other written agreements. However, sometimes the parties […]

What Is A Divorce Settlement Agreement? – Forbes Advisor

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A divorce settlement agreement is a legal document laying out the terms of your divorce. You may have heard it described with other names, including: Marital settlement agreement Mediated agreement Separation agreement Property agreement Collaborative agreement Custody, support and property agreement Separation and property settlement agreement What it’s called matters less than what’s included in the agreement. This document settles the terms of your divorce. If you can come to an agreement with your spouse, you can avoid having a judge divide your assets and property for you, making settling usually a better option than going to trial. Divorce Settlement […]

10 things you need to know about setting up a street-side business

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JERRY CANNED! New details in Murdoch divorce

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A fundamental difference over money was the real reason behind Rupert Murdoch’s surprise divorce from former supermodel Jerry Hall, well-placed sources have said. The Saturday Paper understands that simmering differences over the division of the Murdoch fortune were at the heart of the falling out between Murdoch and Hall. Those differences have been growing since 2019, when Murdoch sold the bulk of his television and movie business, 21st Century Fox, to Disney in a $US71 billion deal. That sale created a $12 billion windfall for Rupert’s six children, who each received Disney shares worth $2 billion. “When the Disney payday […]

How do we help our child deal with our divorce?

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Comment on this story Comment Q: We are about to tell our sensitive 7-year-old son that we are separating and moving out of our home and into two separate places. I am so nervous. Do you have any advice? We are looking for family counselors to work with, but most don’t have availability for a few months. We have waited as long as we can. We are both moving within our current stomping grounds, and he will still go to same camp, school, etc. Any previous mention of moving out of our house has brought lots of tears. The split […]

Delebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser who charges $1,000-AN-HOUR spills on handling A-list splits

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Celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser – who has repped everyone from Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears to Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp – has revealed what it’s really like to handle A-list splits. Wasser, 54, from Los Angeles, California, has played a part in numerous high profile divorce cases throughout her two-decade long career. Now, the attorney has spilled many secrets from her years of representing the famous faces during their breakups while chatting to the New Yorker recently, explaining that the stars are ‘very much the same’ as all of her other clients – and are often just feeling […]

The One Behavior That’s The Biggest Predictor Of Divorce | Mary Ellen Goggin Jerry Duberstein

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Of all the tell-tale signs that a marriage may be in trouble, contempt is the worst. There are many reasons why contempt in marriage is considered one of the greatest predictors of divorce. And if you’ve reached this stage, you may not see any way out. But if you can commit to learning how to stop feeling contempt, you can — even against the odds — save your marriage. You can even get past merely saving it to recapturing the love that first brought you together. Even the happiest marriages have their dark moments. RELATED: This Tiny Clue Is Why I Shouldn’t […]

Effect of parents’ divorce on children

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Posted on Jul 10, 2022 | Author Dr. Bhavna Barmi & team While divorce has both positive and negative consequences, it is a trying time in a family’s life because it signifies the end of a marriage. The emotional rollercoaster, combined with the challenges of figuring out the legalities, tends to consume the couple’s time, putting the child on the sidelines. Coming to terms with the realisation that their parents no longer love one other, will not be married to each other, and will not stay together is incredibly surprising and uncomfortable for a child (of any age). When they transition […]

Leveraging information | Feature | Law Gazette

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At the table Anthony Kenny, GSK Masood Ahmed, University of Leicester Rebecca St Requier, Pictet Asset Management Anu Kaura, Malhotra Group Eduardo Reyes, Law Society Gazette Simon Price, OpenText Glen Greenland, OpenText Maria Shahid, Freelance journalist Regulatory investigations and disclosure exercises have become a key element of the workload of the in-house legal department. Frequently lengthy, costly and arduous, both have one thing in common: they require a huge and growing volume of data to be handled. Masood Ahmed, associate professor at the University of Leicester, specialising in civil procedure, explains that there are a number of reforms in progress […]