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The Consequences of Marriage and Divorce on Wills

Is it true that getting married invalidates an existing Will? When you make a Will there are a number of life events that can impact its validity. One of these is marriage. Under UK law, marriage automatically cancels out a Will made before the date of the marriage, rendering it invalid. If you do not make a new Will, the court will follow the rules […]


The impact of social media on your divorce

During a divorce, emotions run high. It’s an upsetting and stressful time. Social media can provide relief from the reality of your situation, but it’s important not to get carried away with online activity and to ensure that status updates and images posted online are not contradictory to anything which you seek to rely on in court or negotiations. You may want to tell the […]


Post-nuptial agreements – are they worthwhile?

There have been reports in the media of late regarding the popularity of the post-nuptial agreement.  The ‘post-nup’ is simply a version of the pre-nuptial agreement, but for existing married couples. Like pre-nups, post-nups are contracts drawn up by couples outlining how assets would be divided in the event of separation or divorce.  Unlike a pre-nup, they can be drawn up at any time after […]


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Divorce in the Media…again

Another big divorce case made headlines last week.  A 52 year old wife who gave up her career as a business woman to become a “conventional housewife” has been left nearly all of the family fortune by a Divorce Judge. The wife in this case had been criticised by her husband for not earning more money after they separated, even though she abandoned her career […]


Divorce Controversy in the Media

You have probably all heard or read about the recent divorce case that hit the headlines in early March, about an ex-wife being able to pursue her multi-millionaire ex-husband for financial support, some 27 years after separation, and 19 years after divorce. So what is all the fuss about? When I first heard people ranting about the absurdity of it all, on the Jeremy Vine […]

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