Divorce costs criticised by legal Ombudsman

by Thursday, February 28, 2013

Legal Ombudsman criticises divorce costs A report by the Legal Ombudsman released today has criticised some divorce Solicitors for charging excessive fees and not being transparent with clients on their divorce costs. The report highlights some dramatic cases where clients have not received cost estimates or have been overcharged and the Ombudsman has highlighted the problem ...

Weston-super-Mare is the divorce capital of Britain and we know why!

by Thursday, February 21, 2013

Weston divorce capital The seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare has earned a new accolade as the UK's divorce capital. According to figures published by the Ministry of Justice, only Birmingham with population more than 10 times that of Weston, registered more divorce applications last year. The official list of divorce numbers by population centre was released as part ...

How much maintenance should I be paying?

by Tuesday, February 19, 2013

How much maintenance? After a divorce/separation, the party with the highest income can make maintenance payments (‘periodical payments’) to the lower/non-earning partner. These payments can continue for life; not like other financial settlements, so it’s an ongoing liability. There are three main factors you may wish to think about when considering maintenance: 1)      Should you be ...