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Another celebrity break up ..

By |September 21st, 2016|

I was surprised yesterday when it was announced that Angelina Jolie-Pitt is divorcing Brad Pritt. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised as it seems celebrities are always splitting up. It is however proof that despite all their advantages in life, marriage is not easy and divorce can happen to anyone. I suspect they have a [...]

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The Turner Nicholson Oxford Debate

By |September 16th, 2016|

Thank you to everyone who came to our first debate yesterday evening at Jesus College, Oxford. A big thank you in particular to our wonderful speakers from Harcourt Chambers in Oxford and London and at 29 Bedford Row, London. We have already received lots of positive feedback from our guests, many of whom said it [...]

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Children and Families Act 2014

By |September 15th, 2016|

John and I were delighted to attend the team meeting at Rafan House in Central London yesterday, to talk to these therapeutic professionals about the impact of the Children and Families Act 2014 on our children and family law practice, in London and Oxford.  Our discussions reminded us that separation and family law is a [...]

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Mediation can be good but …

By |September 15th, 2016|

Where appropriate, we recommend and refer our clients to mediation. However, mediation isn't right for every couple. We have had a few clients recently coming back to us dissatisfied with the mediation process as they said the mediator told them the issues they could and could not agree upon but went no further. One client said they already [...]

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The Turner Nicholson Oxford Debate

By |September 1st, 2016|

We are looking forward to our debate evening two weeks today on 15th September at Jesus College in Oxford. The debate is to determine whether 'this House believes that the State should no longer recognise the institution of marriage.' It should prove a very interesting topic and we have had lots of positive feedback already. [...]

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Don’t delay

By |August 18th, 2016|

I nearly always advise my clients who are getting divorced and need to reach a financial settlement that it is advisable to resolve matters at the time of separation and not to delay. For example, you and your husband may have separated on good terms and not be in a hurry to re-marry and if [...]

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Words are important

By |August 10th, 2016|

  We act equally for husbands and wives; mothers and fathers.  I recently met up with a father who I acted for 10 years ago, advising in relation to the separation of finances and the arrangements for his children.  He is a successful businessman in Northampton.  Despite, or perhaps as a result of running his [...]

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Distance parenting

By |August 3rd, 2016|

Mariella Frostrup has been presenting an interesting programme on parenting.  This morning’s focus was on the challenge of long distance parenting: following separation or because a parent is working away from home. For our clients who are parents, the pain of relationship breakdown can be magnified by anxiety about the arrangements for their children and [...]

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Make sure you finalise your finances

By |June 14th, 2016|

The recent settlement in the now famous case of Wyatt v Vince highlights the importance of having a final court Order as part of the divorce process. In essence, Kathleen Wyatt made a financial claim against her ex-husband Dale Vince some 25 years after they had first separated and nearly 20 years after they were divorced. [...]

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Buying a property together ..

By |June 13th, 2016|

We were discussing recently in our family department meeting how surprising it is that couples who are not married and who are buying a property together are still not receiving independent legal advice. Of course, when you are buying a property together, you are not thinking that your relationship might break down but rather you are planning [...]

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