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Posted on 15 May, 2013 by Andrew MeehanThere are few things in life that carry with them as many expectations as marriage. If we fail an exam we simply re-sit it and try to do better next time. If scientists attempt to find a new miracle medicine over and again without success we applaud their efforts. If we get divorced though, we’re often labelled as a quitter who couldn’t make it work and ended up with a failed marriage.
Posted on 30 Apr, 2013 by Andrew MeehanAs the Supreme Court considers a case brought by the former wife of a wealthy oil tycoon against her ex husband’s businesses, family solicitors and commercial lawyers are preparing themselves for a sea change in the way the courts approach company assets when deciding divorce settlements.
Posted on 18 Mar, 2013 by Andrew MeehanThe number of people who have been short-changed out of a large chunk of their ex spouse’s pension pot due to their family lawyers using a wrong valuation figure could be much greater than originally anticipated.
Posted on 25 Feb, 2013 by Andrew MeehanMost divorcing couples have concerns about the long term consequences of marriage breakdown on their family and the impact their decision to separate may have on their children. These worries are likely to be amplified further by the seemingly endless stream of studies and reports blaming society’s problems on marriage failure.
Posted on 15 Jan, 2013 by Andrew MeehanWhen divorcing couples are asked about their assets most immediately think about savings, investments and property. Very few people consider pensions to be part of the mix and most fail to anticipate how divorce will impact on their retirement plans.
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