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Osborne Morris & Morgan > News and Articles

Dividing marital assets


23rd March 2016

When a family court is called upon to rule on the division of the marital assets, the judge will take various factors into consideration. Residents of Bedfordshire may wish to note that in most cases, the judge will aim to divide all the existing assets between the spouses in such a way so that there […]

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Older couples account for a quarter of all divorces


23rd March 2016

The number of U.S. couples choosing to divorce later in life has risen by more than 50 per cent since 1990 according to a recently-published report. Now, 25 per cent of all divorces involve couples aged over 50, and the number of couples aged over 65 who divorce has tripled. The rationale for this change […]

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£5 million in legal bills deciding where to divorce


22nd March 2016

A hearing in London has shown that a Malaysian millionaire businessman and his wife, who are in the midst of an acrimonious divorce, have so far run up over $7.5 million in legal bills. At this stage of the proceedings, the dispute is over establishing which country has jurisdiction over the divorce case. The businessman […]

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New hearing following nondisclosure of assets


22nd March 2016

The divorce proceeding of a millionaire businessman that was held up in High Court is now set to continue after a landmark decision was announced in the Supreme Court that may affect divorce settlements where a spouse has lied about the extent of their wealth. The decision, which may be applicable to divorcing couples in […]

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False accusations to speed up divorce time


22nd March 2016

A Conservative MP is proposing a change to the current divorce laws that force couples to separate for at least two years before they can commence divorce proceedings. Couples in Hertfordshire who are seeking to end their marriages may be aware that a divorce on the grounds that a partner has committed adultery or behaved […]

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Hidden possessions


22nd March 2016

Bedfordshire residents may be interested in a study that has revealed that almost half of all divorcing couples hide assets from each other during the separation, and many throw away items that can have sentimental value for themselves or their families. A therapist in couples counselling observed that even mundane household possessions could take on […]

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Wife’s claim to prenuptial assets


22nd March 2016

When a divorce case is heard in family court, the judge has wide-ranging powers when making a decision on asset division. One important factor, as married couples in Bedfordshire may be aware, is how long the marriage has lasted. If the couple have been married for over five years, then it is viewed as being […]

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Surrogacy child made ward of court


22nd March 2016

The High Court has rejected a father’s request for a parental order and has made the child a ward of the court. In a ruling that may affect single parents in similar circumstances in Bedfordshire, the judge decreed that under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act a single parent of a child that has been […]

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Divorce row over £20 million car collection


22nd March 2016

The wife of a businessman has lost her claim for the ownership of a £20 million classic car collection as part of the couple’s divorce settlement. A judge in a London court accepted her husband’s claim that the cars were owned by a separate company and should not be considered part of the marital assets. […]

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Highest divorce rates in coastal towns


22nd March 2016

Research on data collected in the latest census has shown that Blackpool had the highest divorce rate in the U.K. with more than double the number of divorces than in Harrow, which had the lowest rate. Happily married couples in Bedfordshire may be relieved that their county is landlocked since the top 10 locations for […]

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