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Posts tagged “Family Law”

Bankruptcy is a multi-faceted beast- well, there are two ways of going bankrupt, and there are orders, assets, restrictions and registers to think of. 
 
If you can’t pay your debts, then you could make an online application to go bankrupt. Despite what most people believe, the cost of going bankrupt isn’t cheap, and in some cases, is certainly not a ‘soft option’, there being an application fee of £680.00, and there is no guarantee that the adjudicator, this being the person who works for the Insolvency Service, and will review your application, will actually make you bankrupt.  
 
The adjudicator will send an email within 28 days, confirming if the application is successful or not. If your application is unsuccessful, the £680.00 is not returned to you. 
I’m not going to apologise but I will give you fair warning that there is definitely a feminist angle to this. Ugh your eye rolls are almost audible but please don’t stop reading! I’m not about to insult your intelligence with a lesson on the meaning of glass ceilings, patriarchy or even that fact that in the 21st century there is STILL a massive gender pay disparity (which remains at around 30% difference between the genders). You probably already know this. 
Now, quite often things can become heated over Christmas. Quite a few people consume alcohol, and, well let’s face it, it’s a long time to spend with family consecutively – regardless of how much you love them, right? 
Keeping up-to-date with case law, may not be fun for you. However, as your local divorce solicitors, we don’t just switch off at 5pm and head home – we are here to keep in the know on your behalf! In doing so, we’ve stumbled upon a recent case whereby a husband sought to argue that the wife’s financial claims had been finalised during Judicial Separation Proceedings, and that she was not entitled to make a further claim during the Divorce proceedings. 
MG Legal, local divorce Solicitors, are constantly keeping up to date with various case law and judgements so that they can have a greater understanding of how the Court’s current policies, decisions and views could affect the outcome of your hearing. 
Your nearest divorce solicitors are still probably reeling from the dubiously dubbed “Divorce Day”; that is the first Monday back after Christmas. When couples who have been forced to spend time with one another other the Christmas break suddenly realise they want a divorce. 
 
But; startling divorce figures are not what’s making the News this week. Your nearest Solicitors and probably Solicitors far and wide for that matter are inundated with Prenuptial enquiries following the headline news that Amazon big chief Jeff Bezos may have one big pay out on his hands. 
Approximately 1115,000 couples divorce each year in England and Wales. If you need to seek advice in relation to Divorce Law and the Procedure, contact MG Legal, your local divorce Solicitors. Currently divorce law is based on a statute enacted in 1973 and it is argued that this law is hopelessly out of date. Certainly, there have been attempts at reform and more recently there have been requests for launching a campaign for ‘no fault’ divorce. Sir James Munby making his support for a ‘no fault divorce’ clear “The simple fact, to speak plainly, is that….the law which judges have to apply and the procedure which they have to follow are based on hypocrisy and a lack of intellectual honesty”. Read on to discover the current law. 
A very Happy New Year from MG Legal, your solicitors in Lancaster. It is at this point of the year at which we ponder over what the upcoming year will bring. At MG Legal, your Lancaster Law Firm, our team of conveyancers are also considering what the year may bring in the conveyancing world. 
 
There have been a number of recent observations, which place emphasis on the need for transparency within the conveyancing sector. This is, in particular, in terms of fees, the process and time scales. MG Legal, your Lancaster law firm, are already one step ahead in addressing these points to ensure the best experience for our clients. 
So, following our post last week explaining the A-F of Common Legal Terms, Solicitors in Lancaster, MG Legal, are back again to give you common legal words that fall under the letters G to K. We know, it seems like we’re taking baby steps getting this alphabetical legal guide to you, but it’s almost Christmas and there’s just too many words for one post! So, stay with us, and we’ll get there eventually – we promise! 
 
And, as last time, if there’s a word not on the list that you want explaining, drop it in the comments below and we will do our best to assist, or give us a call on 01524 581 306 for some guidance. 
It is usually a topic that you wouldn’t really consider when getting divorce: what happens if your spouse (or recently ex-spouse) passes away. Unfortunately, it is a more common event than people would expect and it can, in some cases, change the outcome of proceedings in a dramatic way. 
 
In the case of WA v Executors of the Estate of HA & Others [2015] EWHC 2233 (Fam), WA, the wife of the deceased, appealed against a Consent Order on the basis that the Husband committed suicide 22 days after the Order was made. She argued that this constituted a Barder event, and she should therefore be entitled to claim back the sum already paid to the Husband. 

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