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South West Family Law Blog

Updates from the team at South West Family Law

South West Family Law Blog

Tracing an estranged spouse

It becomes important to know where an estranged spouse is when parties have not maintained any form of contact and one party wishes to divorce some time – often years – after separation. Whilst a divorce can be obtained on the basis of two years separation if the other party...
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Financial disclosure – being open and honest

Often, divorcing couples will need to reach agreement concerning finances. The foundation for any such agreement is that both parties are full and frank in disclosing all their financial circumstances to the other. This is especially important in cases where a couple may have been separated for several years and...
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Divorce court fee on the up

It doesn’t seem very long ago that the divorce court fee increased from £340 to £410. The legal profession let out a communal gasp of exasperation when recently told by the Ministry of Justice that the court fee was to rise again to £550. Other court fees have also increased but it...
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The importance of a clean break order when divorcing

A case which made headline news last year concerned an ex-wife who came out of the woodwork to make a financial claim against the husband she had divorced twenty years previously. Kathleen Wyatt did not lodge a claim until nearly twenty years after their divorce and was seeking £1.9m from...
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Welcome

South West Family Law’s new website is live and we very much welcome your comments. We’ve refreshed the site, making it simpler to find information about all aspects of family law, including divorce, financial settlements, child contact and residence issues, prenuptial and separation agreements and issues involving civil partnerships. Hopefully the site...
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