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Family Law News Blog – By Sheryl Perry Solicitors

From divorce, to co-habitation, to adultery, we will discuss both important and controversial topics in our blogs below:

The complexities of splitting foreign asset finances in a divorce

Why trying to hide your assets is never a good idea In 2021, Tatiana Akhmedova defeated her son and her ex-husband in The England and Wales Family Court (EWFC) in an asset recovery claim. The court ruled that her eldest son had been involved in helping her former husband, Farkhad Akhmedov, hide his assets toContinue reading “The complexities of splitting foreign asset finances in a divorce”

Should I make a Will if I get divorced and what happens if I don’t?

If you’ve recently divorced or dissolved your civil partnership, updating your Will should be your top priority – unless of course, you want your ex to inherit? Many people simply assume that by getting divorced any Will made whilst still married automatically becomes invalid. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case and not making a new WillContinue reading “Should I make a Will if I get divorced and what happens if I don’t?”

How parental responsibility is NOT an automatic right for the father/civil parent

Whilst a biological mother is automatically granted parental responsibility, that is not the case for the father or civil parent. In this blog we explain all you need to know about parental responsibility and what you need to do to get it.  Mum + Dad/civil parent = child = equal parental responsibility, yes? No. Unfortunately,Continue reading “How parental responsibility is NOT an automatic right for the father/civil parent”

Father jailed and fined for contempt of court, following publication of Children Act proceedings on social media

For the majority of us sharing personal information on social media is now part of everyday life, but there are boundaries that should never be crossed, especially in a court of law. In a recent case M A-G v Hartley (contempt) [2021] EWHC 2473 (FAM), the repercussions of his online actions were considerable for MrContinue reading “Father jailed and fined for contempt of court, following publication of Children Act proceedings on social media”

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