Hampstead Hill Gardens
21.12.2023 | Lisa Pepper

Financial Remedy Orders Explained

It is common for disagreements to arise over the finances during a divorce, even if you are on good terms...

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Final Order
18.12.2023 | Harriet McMorrin

What is a Final Order?

The introduction of no-fault divorces brought about a number of changes to the divorce process in England and Wales. One...

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field of flowers
14.12.2023 | Lisa Pepper

What is Parental Alienation?

Sometimes, a child may turn against one of their parents due to the other parent’s manipulation or influence. This...

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divorced man with empty wallet
4.12.2023 | Lisa Pepper

My spouse is going bankrupt. Will it affect...

Bankruptcy is on the rise in the UK. In 2022, more than 1 in 10 businesses reported a moderate-to-severe risk of insolvency. More...

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spousal maintenance
28.11.2023 | Harriet McMorrin

What is Spousal Maintenance ?

Spousal Maintenance Spousal maintenance is a legal obligation to provide financial support to a former spouse after the marriage or...

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most common reasons why couples get divorced
25.11.2023 | Hannah Goldstein

The 6 Most Common Reasons Why Couples Get Divorced

What are the most common reasons that couples get divorced? Following the UK’s transition to a no-fault divorce system,...

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30.10.2023 | Claire Andrews

What is a Conditional Order?

The introduction of no-fault divorces in England and Wales removed the need to assign blame for the breakdown of a...

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29.10.2023 | Claire Andrews

What is a consent order?

Most divorcing couples agree on how their finances will be divided without going to court. A consent order is what...

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child maintenance
16.8.2023 | Lisa Pepper

Child Maintenance for High Earners

How much should be paid? When separating or divorcing parents cannot agree the amount of child maintenance to be paid, (...

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25.7.2023 | Maria Kitsiou

Family Dynamics: A Factor In Child Arrangements Cases

In proceedings involving children, the parents should consider the impact their behaviour towards each other may have on how the...

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23.6.2023 | Sarah Norman-Scott

Approving Consent Order In High Value Divorce Case...

The case of Bogolyubov v Bogolyubov The best course of action for divorcing couples is to agree on a financial...

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union jack
23.3.2023 | Yael Selig

Does Divorce Jurisdiction Matter?

I am a family law practitioner with a large client following in England and in Gibraltar. I often have to...

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22.3.2023 | Sarah Norman-Scott

Breadwinner or homemaker in divorce. Does it matter?

Breadwinner vs Homemaker Divorce Rights When it comes to deciding how wealth is split in a divorce, English courts do...

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lady with two children
22.3.2023 | Sarah Norman-Scott

What is Parental Responsibility?

Understanding Parental Responsibility Parental responsibility is the legal term used to describe parents’ duties and responsibilities for their children. These...

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16.3.2023 | Joanne Wescott

Are trusts protected from divorce?

Can trusts protect an inheritance from your spouse? A trust is a separate legal entity. Neither spouse owns its assets. ...

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16.3.2023 | Joanne Wescott

Is a limited company protected from divorce?

Is my spouse entitled to half of my business? If you are involved in running a limited company, then it...

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16.3.2023 | Joanne Wescott

How is a pension split in a divorce?

Pensions and Divorce In a divorce, pensions are taken into account together with all other financial assets. Once all assets...

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Camden house red door
16.3.2023 | Joanne Wescott

Who gets the house in a divorce?

How is a house divided in a UK divorce? For most people thinking about getting a divorce, one of the...

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Prenup agreement and gavel
7.12.2022 | Lisa Pepper

Judge ignores pre-nuptial agreement but factors in non-matrimonial...

Case Law One of the reasons I am still passionate about family law, after 20 years in the field, is that...

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pension pot
30.8.2022 | Lisa Pepper

Pension sharing on divorce

What is the new procedure for pension sharing? Pensions are one of the biggest assets of a marriage, yet many...

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door knocker
30.8.2022 | Lisa Pepper

What is a transfer of equity?

Transfer of equity in divorce Transfer of equity refers to the process of transferring part or all of a property...

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30.8.2022 | Lisa Pepper

Do You Have To Go To Court For...

If your divorce is uncontested and there are no disputes over issues such as what happens to the marital home...

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Two keys with splitted key ring
22.8.2022 | Sarah Norman-Scott

Capital Gains Tax on Divorce

Proposed Capital Gains Tax Rule Changes Could Reduce Stress for Divorcing Couples The government has proposed a number of changes...

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6.5.2022 | Lisa Pepper

My ex has cut me off during divorce

Can my spouse cut me off financially? Unfortunately, it is far too common that when clients say it’s over,...

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6.5.2022 | Lisa Pepper

Divorce Loans

How the Court views loans from parents during divorce A frequent issue in financial divorce cases is a loan from...

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mesher order house
5.5.2022 | Joanne Wescott

Mesher Orders Explained

What is a Mesher order? A Mesher Order allows the sale of the family home to be postponed in the...

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11.4.2022 | Lisa Pepper

Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) for Divorce

What is FDR for Divorce? Traditionally, a divorce financial settlement is dealt with by mutual agreement between the parties or...

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31.3.2022 | Sarah Norman-Scott

10 Interesting Facts About Same Sex Marriage and Divorce

Eight years after same-sex marriage was written into law, we’re looking at these major life events by the numbers.  1....

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signing contract
28.2.2022 | Claire Andrews

Decree Nisi

Update: With the introduction of no-fault divorce in April 2022, a Decree Nisi became a Conditional Order, and a decree absolute...

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family in poppy field
18.1.2022 | Lisa Pepper

6 cases that shape a private children dispute

Family disputes involving children can be particularly emotive, which is why our expert children lawyers work tirelessly to understand how...

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Unhappy Couple
9.12.2021 | Lisa Pepper

Are irreconcilable differences grounds for divorce?

If you have come across this article, it may have resulted from an online search to see if you and...

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16.11.2021 | Diana Bastow

Uncovering hidden assets in your divorce

Hiding Assets During a Divorce As part of your divorce, you and your ex will have to agree on dividing...

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10.11.2021 | Lauren Gaines

Difference between Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute

Update: With the introduction of no-fault divorce in April 2022, a Decree Nisi became a Conditional Order, and a decree absolute...

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9.11.2021 | Lisa Pepper

Keeping social media out of divorce proceedings

We’ve recently seen the playing out on Twitter and Instagram of the high-profile separation of actor Ioan Gruffudd and...

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9.11.2021 | Lisa Pepper

Case Law Divorce Settlement

6 cases that shape your divorce settlement Part of what makes our divorce lawyers experts in their field is knowing what...

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4.11.2021 | Diana Bastow

Divorce Form E

What is a Form E? If you or your former spouse have applied for a financial order as part of...

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2.11.2021 | Claire Andrews

Husband imprisoned for contempt of court in divorce...

Non-compliance with any court order is dealt with seriously as contempt of court and carries the risk of a prison...

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same sex divorce
19.10.2021 | Claire Andrews

The Same-Sex Divorce Process

What Happens When a Same-Sex Relationship Breaks Down? Recent news of Rylan Clark-Neal and Dan Neal’s divorce after failing...

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wedding rings
19.10.2021 | Claire Andrews

Decree Absolute

Update: With the introduction of no-fault divorce in April 2022, a Decree Nisi became a Conditional Order, and a decree absolute...

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separate paths in the snow
10.9.2021 | Jenny Walsh

Does Divorce Revoke A Will?

Divorce and Wills In the midst of a divorce or separation, it’s rare for couples to think about making...

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TATLER Advisory Seal
22.8.2021 | Lisa Pepper

Leading Divorce Lawyers Recommended in Tatler

The family department is delighted to announce that two of our partners now appear in the ‘Tatler Advisory’ list of...

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father and children
10.8.2021 | Lisa Pepper

Child Maintenance: When is capital, income?

Reading a recent case from the Child Maintenance Tribunal, I considered it worth flagging up that the Child Maintenance Rules...

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court of appeal
10.8.2021 | Andrew Watson

Beneficial Interest in Property

Andrew Watson, a London-based divorce lawyer in our family department and Resolution accredited cohabitation lawyer, summarises the law in relation...

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22.7.2021 | Mark Freedman

HNW Directory Ranks Osbornes Divorce Lawyers

The family department at Osbornes Law has been ranked in the Chambers HNW directory. Partners, Mark Freedman and Lisa Pepper...

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married couple
27.4.2021 | Andrew Watson

Pre-nups becoming the new norm for soon to...

Lawyers are seeing record numbers of couples signing pre-nuptial agreements this year as the country moves closer to a society...

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lady
27.4.2021 | Lisa Pepper

Divorce in your 60s – The Financial Implications

How common is a divorce in your 60s? The latest divorce figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show...

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Pre-nup
4.4.2021 | Diana Bastow

Who Gets Custody of The Dog?

Do you need a pet-nup? We examine why many couples are including arrangements for their pets in a pre-nuptial agreement....

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father and son
11.3.2021 | Lisa Pepper

Financial responsibilities of father on divorce

What are the financial responsibilities of a father on divorce? The period drama Bridgerton, the runaway success of the winter,...

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prenuptial agreement
5.3.2021 | Lisa Pepper

Can you contest a prenuptial agreement?

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are getting a divorce after nearly seven years of marriage.  According to reports, Kim filed...

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wedding bands
18.2.2021 | Sophie Brand

Tax and Divorce

Tax implications for divorcing couples As the end of the Stamp Duty holiday looms on 31 March 2021, that is not the...

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broken heart
24.9.2020 | Claire Andrews

Marriage Annulment

What is a marriage annulment? Annulment is a different way to end a marriage. Unlike divorce, which legally ends a...

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17.1.2020 | Lisa Pepper

Collaborative Divorce

What is a collaborative divorce? A collaborative divorce is where you and your spouse agree to resolve all matters arising...

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4.9.2019 | Lisa Pepper

Calderbank Offers

The Resurrection of Calderbank Offers When a couple divorces, they are encouraged by the Courts to consider other dispute resolution...

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13.8.2019 | Lisa Pepper

Child Arrangements at Christmas

The Christmas period can be a hectic and stressful time for all parents, but for separated parents, it can be...

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16.7.2019

The wedding is cancelled: Do I have to...

What is the law regarding returning an engagement ring? Your fiancé calling off the wedding or, worse still, being jilted...

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24.5.2019 | Lisa Pepper

Can I take the children abroad on holiday?

Can a mother take a child out of the country without the father’s permission? The answer to this question...

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23.5.2019

When is the best time of year to...

There are important tax considerations, which can mean starting your divorce close to the start of the tax year, which...

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wedding cake
22.5.2019 | Sarah Norman-Scott

Planning your summer wedding – thought about a prenuptial...

With the good weather over the bank holiday it feels like summer is already here. For family lawyers, spring brings...

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parents with a child
4.4.2019 | Lisa Pepper

Do I need a parenting plan?

I am often asked by a divorcing client:  Do I need an Order recording the arrangements for the children?  My...

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Osbornes hampstead
25.3.2019 | Andrew Watson

What is “Self-Help” in Divorce Proceedings?

One of the first things we explain to clients who are getting divorced is that, when it comes to financial...

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kyance mews london
25.3.2019 | Lisa Pepper

Inheritance and Divorce

How are inherited assets are dealt with in the divorce process? Inherited assets can be a source of confusion when...

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25.3.2019 | Mark Freedman

Supreme Court Allows Wife’s Claim 18 Years After...

Wyatt v Vince This unusual case demonstrates the risks of failing to bring a financial claim on divorce promptly, or,...

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Osbornes front door in Hampstead
25.3.2019 | Mark Freedman

What is Family Arbitration?

Arbitration can be a useful avenue for couples who wish to avoid the cost and acrimony of court proceedings or...

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2.1.2018

How To Tell Children About Divorce

How to tell kids about divorce The rise in divorce globally has turned the attention of academics and researchers towards...

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19.6.2012

No pre-nuptial agreement for ‘California girl’ Katy Perry

After filing for divorce in December 2011 it has now become clear that Russell Brand and Katy Perry did not sign...

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19.6.2012 | Lisa Pepper

Children disagreements during Easter holidays

The Easter holidays can be a flashpoint for disagreements. When couples separate, it can be very difficult to reach an...

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wedding dress
17.6.2010 | Lisa Pepper

When did Prenups become Enforceable in the UK?

On 20th October 2010, the highest court in the land had the final say in one of the most eagerly awaited...

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