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Divorce law blog

Is my Get accepted as a valid divorce in the UK?


16/01/2015   By: Kim Aucott
In the UK, a divorce can only be obtained in the court so if you obtain your get in the UK Beth Din it will not be recognised as effective to dissolve your marriage here.

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The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming


29/08/2013   By: Nigel Shepherd
The 1966 American Cold War comedy The Russians are Coming might not be the best-known film around, but in view of what has been happening in the divorce courts of London recently it looks like a fair description of an apparently increasing trend – picked up on by Boris Johnson last year when he urged the wives of billionaires and oligarchs to flock to London when their marriage broke down! This is because the difference between what you might get in England and elsewhere in the world can run to millions, so the stakes are high. However, there are complex rules about the choice of court.

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12 top facts to help cut through common divorce myths and risks


21/12/2012   By: Anna Heenan
The twelve days of Christmas are almost upon us and, just to be different, I thought I’d treat you to twelve key facts about family law. Sadly it isn’t chocolate (or even a mince pie) but hopefully these facts will be a helpful starting point to clearing up some of the more common myths and misunderstandings about divorce and family law.

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Choosing where you get divorced – what’s all the fuss?


29/11/2012   By: Rose-Marie Drury
It’s that time of the year. With Christmas round the corner everyone seems to be talking about one thing: shopping. But last week a different kind of shopping hit the headlines – “forum shopping” – which is all about choosing which country you get divorced in when you or your spouse have connections to more than one.

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“A second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience” - but what about a fourth?


15/08/2012   By: Nigel Shepherd
Are pre-nuptial agreements (often called pre-marital agreements now) worth the paper they are written on? How binding are they now and in what circumstances might you want to consider having one?

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