Spousal maintenance: is there a time limit?

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15 years after financial settlement, the Court of Appeal ordered an ex-husband to increase his maintenance payments to meet the ex-wife’s basic needs. A couple divorced in 2002 after 13 years of marriage. At the financial proceedings, there was an order that the husband pay the wife a lump sum of £230,000 and spousal maintenance…

Divorce: No plans to change

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There has been a recent campaign to change the law to allow couples to have a ‘no fault divorce’ without a period of separation. Current law on divorce Currently, it is not possible for a couple to have a ‘no fault divorce’ unless the couple have: Separated for at least 2 years and both parties…

Social Media on the rise as a reason for divorce

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We’ve been nicknamed the ‘smart phone’ generation, constantly checking in and uploading our lives on to some form of social media. However, this has not been without its problems, particularly in marriage. Social media is becoming more prominently mentioned in divorce cases; whether that be as a reason for divorce, or used as evidence which…

Five tips about Divorce

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Five Things you Need to Know before you file for Divorce: It has been said that approximately one in three marriages in the UK end in divorce. This is an astounding figure; however, Jordan’s are on hand to help. We know and understand just how difficult this period can be, and our trained professionals are…

Ending the cross-examination of victims of domestic abuse by their abusers

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A recent Guardian investigation has highlighted the ordeal many victims of domestic abuse are forced undergo in family courts across the country. A serious problem A number of women have spoken to the Guardian, giving ‘graphic descriptions of the “torture” of being questioned by abusive men’ in court. This problem is well known to solicitors…

Occupation orders

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Background to Occupation Orders Occupation Orders can provide a level of protection for victims of domestic abuse. Occupation orders allow the victim to apply to the Court to decide on the occupation of the property. Occupation Orders are usually accompanied with a non-molestation order. The property must be a dwelling house. The property must be…

Parental Responsibility

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Parental responsibility (PR) is all the ‘rights, duties, powers, responsibility and authority which by law a parent has in relation to the child and the child’s property’. A  person with PR for a child should be involved in and consulted about making any major decisions about that child, for example, the parent is to have a say…

Why should you choose Jordans?

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Jordans Solicitors might not be the biggest firm, but we’re here to give you a few reasons as to why we’re the best and why we always ensure our client’s needs are our first and foremost priority. We know that when you have to get the help of a solicitor, generally, it’s not for a…