How does the Court Assess a Financial Settlement on Divorce?

  By Punam Denley of Blanchards Law. Blanchards Law is a niche family law practice with divorce solicitors, mediators and collaborative lawyers. Can we help you? Please call us on 0845 658 6639 or…

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What is a Joint Tenancy and how do you Sever it?

By Punam Denley of Blanchards Law. If the matrimonial home is held in the joint names of yourself and your spouse/partner and is held by you as “joint tenants” upon the death of one of the joint…

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How do you protect your interest in your home if you are not on the Deeds?

By Punam Denley of Blanchards Law. If, the matrimonial home is held in your sole name then you should be advised that to protect themselves, your spouse may enter a Homes Right Notice which should…

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How do you vary a Spousal Maintenance or a Child Maintenance Order?

Maintenance usually takes the form of regular payments made by one party (say, the husband) to enable the payee (say, the wife) to meet their own needs and the needs of any children of that family.…

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Can Children Lose Out After a Prenuptial Agreement Has Been Signed?

Prenuptial agreements are not automatically recognised in family law, although the government has made noises to say that legislation may well be brought forward to make them binding. It is clearly…

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Things You May Not Know About Fathers Rights

From when a child is born, the mother has full rights and responsibilities to protect and bring the child up. This is known as "Parental Responsibility" (PR). A father will have the same rights and…

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What Is Pension Sharing On Divorce And How Do You Get It?

The Telegraph has reported that Pension Sharing Orders (PSO) rose by 11% this year. This month sees the launch of the government's flagship 'Auto-Enrolment' scheme, where by everyone gets a pension…

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Punam Denley has book published

Punam has written a self help book for clients entitled ‘How to get a Divorce’, published by Lawpack and available to buy at…

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Equal Rights for Parents on Divorce

I read in today's Telegraph about the Government's plan to introduce legislation and force courts to give equal rights of contact (formerly access) to both parents. I as surprised as the…

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Forced Marriage not Illegal in the UK

Forced Marriage not Illegal in the UK Baroness Warsi  in guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 14 December 2011 says: “Forced marriage is inhumane, unacceptable – and not illegal in the UK”. This practice has…

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