Void and voidable marriages

Void and voidable marriages When are nullity decrees (annulments) important? When a party may not wish to divorce due to religious reasons; Where divorce is not possible as the marriage was void. However, a party may wish to have a decree of nullity if they wish to claim some financial relief from the other party…

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements

What is a pre-nup and is it enforceable? When marriages end, a major source of stress for many couples is not knowing at the outset what the financial outcome of their divorce will be.  As many people are tending to marry later or get married for the second time, they enter into a marriage with…

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The Importance of a Financial Order on Divorce

  Many people considering a divorce do not appreciate that there is no automatic protection against future financial claims against them from their ex-husband or wife. We, at RJT Solicitors always advise clients to consider their financial positions carefully. Even if they do not believe that they have anything of financial significance it is still…

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New rules on transparency

New transparency rules As from 6th December 2018, firms offering certain legal services will be required to publish price and service information on their websites. The rules apply to conveyancing (buying and selling residential properties) , uncontested probate for assets in the UK, motoring offences (summary offences), immigration (excluding asylum), employment tribunals (unfair or wrongful…

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Inheritance on Divorce

Can my partner claim my inherited asset if we divorce?   This question often causes concern for clients contemplating ending their marriage. In general, all of the assets arising from the marriage are pooled together for the Court to consider how they should be divided between the parties upon divorce. In each case, the  Court…

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