Divorce & Separation

Help with Separation & Divorce Community Information Evening - Bath - 21.11.2019

The Stone King Personal Law team invites you to join us for our ‘Help with Separation & Divorce’ Community Coffee Morning & Information Evening.

Divorce or separation can be challenging so it’s important to take specialist advice to help you deal with the process in as straightforward a manner as possible. We have particular expertise that covers all the practical aspects of what divorce or separation law means. Join us on either date when our friendly legal experts will be able to answer your questions on how you can best support your loved ones, or guide you through this stressful time.  

This free information session will also be held on Tuesday 19 November - 10:30am - 1:00pm, to book your place on the evening event please click here.

Date & Location

Thursday 21 November 

The Bath & County Club,
Queen's Parade,
Bath,
BA1 2NJ

Timings

6.00pm: Registration
6.30pm: Start
8.30pm: Finish

Speakers

Members of the Family & Mediation Team.

Fee

This event is free of charge.

 

£0.00
Any cancellation received with less than 2 working days’ notice will not be entitled to a refund. Your booking can be transferred into a name of a substitute delegate at any time - please contact Events or call 0800 111 4336 with the details.

Community Coffee Morning - Helping with Separation & Divorce - Bath - 19.11.2019

The Stone King Personal Law team invites you to join us for our ‘Help with Separation & Divorce’ Community Coffee Morning & Information Evening.

Divorce or separation can be challenging so it’s important to take specialist advice to help you deal with the process in as straightforward a manner as possible. We have particular expertise that covers all the practical aspects of what divorce or separation law means. Join us on either date when our friendly legal experts will be able to answer your questions on how you can best support your loved ones, or guide you through this stressful time.    

This free information session will also be held on Thursday 21 November - 6:00pm - 8:30pm, to book your place on the evening event please click here

Date and Location

Tuesday 19 November

BRLSI,
16 - 18 Queen Square,
Bath,
BA1 2HN

Timings

10.30am: Registration
11.00am: Start
1.00pm: Finish

Speakers

Members of the Family & Mediation Team.

Fee

This event is free of charge.

 

£0.00
Any cancellation received with less than 2 working days’ notice will not be entitled to a refund. Your booking can be transferred into a name of a substitute delegate at any time - please contact Events or call 0800 111 4336 with the details.

No-fault divorce to become law

The Government has announced that no-fault divorce legislation is to be introduced.

As the law currently stands, couples seeking a divorce must prove the only ground for divorce; that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.

Unless the couple have been separated for at least two years, it is not possible to prove this without apportioning blame to one party on the basis of adultery or unreasonable behaviour (even if the couple have mutually agreed to end their marriage).

Stone King lawyer contributes to book which aims to help separating parents

Senior Associate Sarah Wasaya has contributed to a new book which aims to help separating parents.

101 Questions Answered About Separating with Children contains expert advice from Sarah, a member of Stone King’s Family & Mediation Team. It also includes contributions from a number of other expert family solicitors, barristers, mediators and other professionals.

The legal landscape is covered, as is how to cope with the psychological impact of separation, what it means for children involved, and where parents can turn for further help and support.

Supreme Court overturns ‘meal ticket for life’ approach – how far do financial obligations extend after divorce?

The Supreme Court has handed down what many have described as a ‘common sense’ judgment relating to a former husband’s obligation to provide financial support to his former wife.

In the case of Mills v Mills, the parties had divorced after a marriage of 15 years in 2002, reaching an agreement for the wife to receive the sum of £230,000 in order that she was able to rehouse mortgage free.  In addition, the husband agreed to ongoing annual maintenance to the sum of £13,200.

Duration of Spousal Maintenance: A hot topic

The recent case of Waggott v Waggott, has provided a strong indication of the court’s willingness to limit maintenance claims made by a spouse (most usually the wife) upon divorce.  However, the 30th Resolution National Conference on 20/21 April 2018 saw judges, journalists and lawyers further debating this point.  From the recent case law and lively debate, it is clear that there is much disagreement as to how ongoing financial provision should be made for a former spouse, both in terms of the amount and the length of time for which it should continue.

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