Author: Che

After four years working at a top-tier, award-winning family law firm in Hertfordshire, Che joined KMJ in January 2018. Prior to this, Che trained and qualified at a high-profile commercial and media firm based in London’s West-End.

Should I See a Solicitor Before Signing a Prenuptial Agreement?

Updated October 2019 In short, the answer is yes, just as you should seek the help of an experienced solicitor before you make any legal decisions. However, when it comes prenups, failing to get the necessary advice and guidance increases the chance that the prenuptial agreement will not be valid. In this post, we’ll take a closer took at prenuptial agreements, including information about their legality and advice based on recent cases. Is a Prenuptial Agreement Legally Binding? In the UK, prenuptial agreements are not yet legally binding or completely enforceable. However, since 2010 (following the widely reported case of…

The Pros and Cons of Planning Divorce Secretly

Not every divorce is expected or even a mutual decision. So it’s not uncommon for one spouse to begin planning a divorce secretly.  Although some divorces are completely out of the blue — for example, if one party has been unfaithful — it’s often a gradual breakdown of the marriage that proves to be the killer blow. Regardless of the grounds for divorce, one spouse may believe that planning divorce secretly is the best solution. In this post, we’ll discuss the concept of planning a divorce in secret and list a few pros and cons of doing so. Pros It…

Hiding Assets: Should I Transfer Money before Divorce?

The division of assets can be a complicated process, often leading to hostility, which is why some people opt to hide assets and transfer money before a divorce — whether as a financial tactic or to annoy their spouse. But the question is, should you hide assets before divorce? Every divorce is different. In some cases, both parties agree on the terms of the divorce and divide assets equally and fairly, but for others, the division of assets can be a complex and hostile process. Not only this, but a financially unfavourable divorce settlement has the potential to shape the…

What Am I Entitled to in a Divorce Settlement?

The breakdown of a marriage is the catalyst for a divorce, the legal proceedings are the challenging mid-section, and the divorce settlement is the final act which allows both parties go their separate ways with a share of the marital assets.  When it comes to divorce, there are many different aspects to consider and discuss with your family lawyer, but one of the most commonly asked questions is “what am I entitled to in a divorce settlement?” For some, this line of questioning may feel a bit money-hungry, but the truth is, the outcome of your divorce settlement will directly…

Who Gets the House in a Divorce with Children?

 In the majority of divorce cases, the family home is the most significant matrimonial asset. When children are involved, the courts will do everything possible to ensure their wellbeing both during and after a divorce, and where they live will play a vital role.  A divorce can be a stressful and emotionally challenging time for children, which makes it all the more important for them to have a place where they feel safe. As a result, establishing who gets the house in a divorce with children is a crucial decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly.  In this post, we talk…