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Sharp v Sharp: A Short Marriage and a Departure From Equality on Divorce

July 17, 2017 | Family Services

“It is a fact universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife”. But what happens when the wife has an even greater fortune than the single man and their marriage breaks down within a few years? These issues were grappled with by the Court(Read more)

Taking Children on Holidays

July 11, 2017 | Family Services

“We’re all going on a summer holiday”; what happens when one parent isn’t travelling with the children. With the summer holidays fast approaching, parents and children alike are all looking forward to their week or two away in the sun. However, for parents who are separated or parents who will be travelling with the children(Read more)

We Got Through Christmas, Now What?: Advice on Separation and Divorce

January 16, 2017 | Family Services

The festive period can be an exciting time, however if you are in the midst of a relationship breakdown it can also be very stressful. Many couples, particularly those with children, choose to wait until the New Year before beginning to think about separation or divorce and financial proceedings. At HMG Law LLP we believe(Read more)

Family Law: Resolution Update Code of Practice

January 05, 2017 | Family Services

Resolution is the nationwide organisation comprising 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales.  Resolution and its members believe in a constructive and non-confrontational approach to family law matters including children matters, divorce and finances. How is the approach set out? All members of Resolution agree to adhere to a Code of Practice(Read more)

Is The Archers’ Abuse Storyline Uncomfortably Close to Reality?

October 07, 2016 | Family Services

For months now millions of listeners across the nation have been gripped by BBC Radio 4’s long-running radio soap, the Archers. The storyline attracting much attention and debate by listeners and lawyers alike is that of Rob Titchener and Helen Archer. For almost two years Helen has been suffering emotional, physical and sexual abuse at(Read more)

Fixed Fees for Divorce

October 05, 2016 | Family Services

Christina Cree, Family Solicitor Bicester and Oxford. When a relationship ends it can be a confusing and stressful time for all involved. With astronomical figures for celebrity divorces frequently published in the press, many clients are concerned about the costs associated with getting divorced. Divorces need not be complicated, particularly if both parties have agreed(Read more)

Post ‘BREXIT’: The Only Certainty is…Uncertainty?

July 12, 2016 | Residential Property, Commercial Property, Employment, Dispute Resolution, Business Services, Private Client, Family Services, Motoring and Road Transport, The Arts

Although there has been huge political fallout in the last fortnight as a result of the BREXIT vote, the long-term effect on British jobs, business and individuals is unclear. From an economic perspective, after an initial plummet from 6338 to under 6000, the stock market appears to have recovered to near pre-vote levels (FTSE 100(Read more)