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The Big Shake-Up With Child Maintenance 

From March this year, a non-resident parent who fails to contribute to their child’s maintenance payments could see their credit ratings decline!

Does behaviour have any bearing on a financial divorce settlement? 

I often hear “I want to take my spouse to the cleaners for what he/she has done to me” and “my spouse never paid me any attention, why should he/she get a penny?

Do you know what constitutes your matrimonial pot?

Many clients who seek a divorce will know exactly the reasons as to why their marriage has unfortunately broken down, but are entirely unaware of the assets and liabilities from the marriage, and in some cases the salary of the soon to be ex!

Beware of The social media trap

Are you aware that your private photographs, exclusive boasts and videos of you snorkelling with your new partner whilst on your luxury holiday in the Caribbean can all come back to bite you if you are going through divorce proceedings.

Pinder Reaux are proud to announce that our Managing Director, Rupinder Bains will be speaking at the British Islands and Mediterranean Region (BIMR) Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference, in Gibraltar this weekend.

Cyberbullying and revenge porn

‘I may be a failed artist and I may never have worked during our marriage…but I want £85k a year maintenance from you!’

 

…says the Husband to his ex-wife, as he claims ‘gender bias’ by the Courts, when it comes to financial settlements in divorce.

This is the ridiculous position that is being advanced by Rupert Nightingale against his former wife, Kristen Turner, following the demise of their seven year marriage.

Tying the traditional knot

Mr Charles Keidan and Ms Rebecca Steinfeld are like any other cohabiting couple in the UK, living together, sharing the ups and downs of life,  the daily chores and probably the odd argument here and there. One big difference however is that this couple refuse to marry in order to formalise their long term relationship.

Getting Divorced; So what is your strategy?

Many of our clients come to us entirely unaware that for long marriages (say 15 years or more); there can be no distinction between a breadwinner and a homemaker when dividing up the couple’s assets. The parties are entitled to equal treatment when the Courts divide the assets from the marriage.

There’s Always Someone Watching….

David Cameron has today revealed his intention to ban communication services like Snapchat, WhatsApp and iMessage if they continue to be encrypted from the security services.

Crazy Money Expenditure – Money v Sense

Picture this – a Husband and Wife married for 15 years, with two children, aged 16 and 17 are going through a divorce.  Their asset pot totals £2.9 million. In the usual course of affairs this would be a decent size matrimonial pot to divide between the parties to meet their respective needs.  But this particular case made it to the press for all the wrong reasons.

The collapse of the spot fixing prosecution against 13 footballers by the CPS following a 'further review of evidence' is indicative of the manner in which credibility of evidence, in particular witness evidence, is considered by the Court. 

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