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Don't Miss the Deadline of 31 March to File Your Divorce Petition

Friday, 18 March 2022

In recent years, the courts have been moving away from the traditional paper-form divorce petitions towards a more efficient online service. This has enabled individuals and their lawyers to file divorce petitions via an online portal.

Don't Miss the Deadline of 31 March to File Your Divorce Petition

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The Bank of Mum and Dad - Is Money Given to a Spouse by Family a Gift or a Loan?

Monday, 07 March 2022

It is very common for people to receive financial assistance from parents and family members throughout their lives. Upon divorce, this can often lead to the question, will the parties be expected to re-pay this money, or will it be treated as a gift?

The Bank of Mum and Dad - Is Money Given to a Spouse by Family a Gift or a Loan?

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Celebrating the Female Lawyers in our Family Team for International Women's Day

Monday, 07 March 2022

This year's International Women's Day campaign focuses on how we can #breakthebias to celebrate women's equality. We wanted to take the opportunity to praise our experienced and talented lawyers in the Family team at VWV.

Celebrating the Female Lawyers in our Family Team for International Women's Day

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FAQs - Cryptocurrency in Divorce

Monday, 28 February 2022

Cryptocurrency has been around since 2009 however in recent years it has become more mainstream. Whilst the market can be volatile, cryptocurrencies can be a significant asset on divorce and should not be ignored.

FAQs - Cryptocurrency in Divorce

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Divorce Set Aside Due to Husband's Forgery

Monday, 28 February 2022

A woman was unaware she was divorced for 12 years after her husband forged her signature.

Divorce Set Aside Due to Husband's Forgery

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Our Family Lawyers Support the #BreaktheBias Campaign

Friday, 25 February 2022

8 March 2022 marks International Women's Day. This year, the IWD organisation's campaign focuses on 'breaking the bias' when it comes to the issue of gender stereotyping.

Our Family Lawyers Support the #BreaktheBias Campaign

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What to Expect From the New 'No Fault Divorce' Regime

Monday, 07 February 2022

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill received Royal Assent on 25 June 2020 and is due to come into force on 6 April 2022. This will result is significant changes for both divorcing couples and family practitioners alike.

What to Expect From the New 'No Fault Divorce' Regime

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Sharing Birthday Parties After Divorce

Monday, 24 January 2022

Last weekend, celebrity Kanye West released a video claiming that he had not been told by his soon to be ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, the address of his daughter Chicago's birthday. In this video, he stated his concerns.

Sharing Birthday Parties After Divorce

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Celebrating Family Mediation Week

Friday, 21 January 2022

During the week of 17 to 22 January 2022, we will be joining our fellow members of Resolution to Celebrate Family Mediation Week. Our lawyers will be attending specially designed training sessions to learn more about mediation and its benefits.

Celebrating Family Mediation Week

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Meeting a Child's Financial Needs When Parents Separate

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

A relationship breakdown can put a real financial strain on a family. In some cases, parents will responsibly share the financial commitment of a child between themselves. However this is not always the case.

Meeting a Child's Financial Needs When Parents Separate

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Top Tips for Preparing Your Financial Disclosure

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

When separating, it is important to ensure that you have a good grasp of each other's financial positions before entering into any financial negotiations. Exchanging financial information is technically known as 'financial disclosure'.

Top Tips for Preparing Your Financial Disclosure

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Can I Get Divorced in the UK if I Live Abroad?

Tuesday, 04 January 2022

Yes, however there are requirements that need to be met for you to demonstrate that you have jurisdiction. This is a complex area of law and advice should be sought early on from a family law specialist as this can have significant financial consequences.

Can I Get Divorced in the UK if I Live Abroad?

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Five Tips for Child Arrangements Over the Festive Period

Friday, 17 December 2021

For separated parents and their children the festive period can be a very challenging period of time.

Five Tips for Child Arrangements Over the Festive Period

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Divorce, Family Businesses and Charities - The Case of Bill and Melinda Gates

Wednesday, 08 December 2021

Divorce is an emotional and challenging process involving major life changes. When a divorce involves high net worth individuals, the situation can become more complex, particularly where there are family businesses and/or charities that are co-owned.

Divorce, Family Businesses and Charities - The Case of Bill and Melinda Gates

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A Reminder to Act Reasonably in Financial Remedy Proceedings

Wednesday, 08 December 2021

In a recent divorce case , Mostyn J has made costs orders against both parties for acting unreasonably throughout proceedings.

A Reminder to Act Reasonably in Financial Remedy Proceedings