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Ten ways to defend family wealth against divorce

When thinking about protecting a family’s wealth, it is in no way cynical to concede that divorce rates are very high globally, and increasing year on year as lifestyles and attitudes to matrimony shift.While the end of a marriage is of...

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Slicing the family pie –
Dividing assets upon divorce

A new divorce case with hundreds of millions of pounds at stake has highlighted issues around quantifying and dividing assets upon divorce, explains Mei-Ling McNab, partner in the family law team at Brachers.Recent reports that a property...

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Pension-splitting and divorce – What you need to know

Rising divorce rates among the over-60s has put the issue of splitting pensions in the spotlight, explains Chris Longbottom, Head of Family Law at Shoosmiths’ Manchester office.On the back of well publicised increases of those over 60 seeking...

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Pre-nups and protecting family wealth

Wanting to protect and preserve family wealth, which may well have been built up over a lifetime, is a natural human reaction.The desire to keep that wealth within the family will remain despite recent – largely ill-informed –...

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Dividing assets
in mega-divorces

The recent rejection of a $975m divorce settlement by an American divorcee has highlighted differences in how assets are divided either side of the pond explains Lottie Tyler.Behaviour during a marriage and financial entitlement after a marriage...

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A cleaner break
for divorce?

Long-term maintenance has long been the norm for financially-weaker partners, but new guidance could signal a far more considered approach from the divorce courts, explains Graham Coy of law firm Mundays.There is an important debate taking...

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Wealth management
and divorce

Marriage and divorce should trigger a complete review of your financial situation and wealth managers are experienced in advising in such situations.There are many areas to consider when it comes to wealth management and divorce – whether...