Category: Divorce

What Is a Private Client Solicitor?

If you require bespoke legal advice pertaining to a vast range of matters, especially those consisting of high-worth assets, you’ll want to seek the help of a private client solicitor. Private client solicitors work with individuals and families, providing legal advice on matters such as investments, estate management, taxation and wills. Private clients are usually high-net-worth or ultra-high-net-worth individuals or landowners who possess large amounts of property and other assets. Private client solicitors also tend to deal with charities, which may be small, non-profit associations or large organisations that run like fully-fledged businesses and have substantial budgets. How Can a…

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…

4 Things We Learnt from Jeff Bezos’ High-Net-Worth Divorce

The divorce of Jeff Bezos and his wife has amassed thousands of news stories, but now that they have reached an agreement, what have we learnt from such a high-profile high-net-worth divorce? Jeff Bezos is the CEO and Founder of Amazon, a company he established on July 5th 1994 and that went on to become an eCommerce giant. He is currently the wealthiest man alive and the first person to accumulate a $100 billion (£80.6 billion) fortune, which now stands at $137 billion (£109.6 billion). With that said, his financial situation is about to change following his recent divorce. In…

International Child Abduction in the UK

The most common type of child abduction is parental abduction, which according to recent figures, has increased by 88% over the previous decade. Back in 2012,  Daisy Organ, head of the Foreign Office Child Abduction section, said, “The increase in parental child abduction cases is a major cause for concern, particularly in the lead up to the school holidays.” Worryingly, these figures have only seemed to continue climbing , with 1,189 parental abduction cases recorded in 2017/18 — the highest number recorded over the 16-year period. We explain what constitutes international child abduction in the UK, what doesn’t and what…

Inheritance and Divorce: Can Your Spouse Take Your Inheritance?

When a couple marries, many solely owned assets (or pre-acquired assets) will change in nature and may become treated as joint assets. These so-called matrimonial assets can then be contested in the event of a divorce, with both parties claiming a right to a share. As a result, many people are concerned about whether a spouse can take a share of inherited assets. We explore the reality of inheritance and divorce. Can Your Spouse Take Your Inheritance? In most cases, inheritance acquired during the marriage would be considered a matrimonial asset, meaning that it forms part of the “joint pot”…

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