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Category: In The News

Child Maintenance has just gotten harder to avoidWell it’s about time that the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has acquired new power to refer people who are suppose to pay child support to credit reference agencies. This basically means people who aren’t paying child support wont get the s… Continue Reading
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Category: news

A new project to provide legal advice to the citizens of Greater ManchesterThe Manchester Civil Justice Centre has set up a project which will be known as ‘Manchester Free Legal Help’. This will be located at the court building. The purpose of this project is to create a network of services that of… Continue Reading
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Category: public sector

In my previous blog I highlighted the issues surrounding Public Sector Pension Sharing Scheme Changes in the Local Government Pension Scheme.Now the good people at BDM Actuaries have produced a really useful factsheet showing how this is going to be a wider issue for all Public Sector Pension Scheme… Continue Reading
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Category: pension sharing advice

Pension Sharing Advice from the Man in the PubI am often approached by clients with unrealistic expectations about their divorce settlement. There is so much information available on the internet that often people think they can run their own case. Or they are being guided by a friend or colleague … Continue Reading

Pension Sharing Death?

Jan 12, 2015
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Category: pension sharing death

Pension Sharing Death – What can happen if the financial settlement has not been completed?This week I was asked the following question by someone contacting me on a financial matter on divorce.It is a recurring theme where trying to cut costs in the short term means a substantial loss in the future… Continue Reading

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Category: Divorce

It would be insensitive to say that business is booming, but apparently the divorce rate is set to triple this week.*For lawyers, it’s the busiest time of the year, as couples find that their partner is not suitable for them once the long festive break has made an impact on relationships. A similar… Continue Reading
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Category: In The News

There has been some eerie reasons to why people have gone to court, but this one takes the cake. Lyndsey Glasset has filed a criminal case (yes a criminal case) against her sister Gillian Leeden for ‘murdering’ her Jerusalem artichokes.According to the Times, the story was that Glasset had gone off … Continue Reading
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Category: dispute resolution

If you are a lawyer, mediator, parent or anybody, join the campaign NOW to give children a voice.When it comes to disputes in divorce, it is normal to exclude the children in a family separation. This is a culture thing, because we think that children don’t understand what is going on. However, if t… Continue Reading

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Category: pension sharing

This week I was shocked to learn that the Hallam pension formula might not be as extinct as I had previously thought. To the uninitiated this is where the amount of the pension share value is placed on the pension sharing order in monetary terms (see image 2 below) or other instances written as “tha… Continue Reading

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Category: dispute resolution

We all know that divorce is a difficult time for couples as well as their families. However, I never thought that the impact on children in divorcing parents was to this degree.Resolution had conducted a survey of 500 children between the ages of 14 and 22 who were going through or had gone through … Continue Reading

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Category: dispute resolution

Last week I had the please of attending the second annual North West Family Law Dispute Resolution Conference “celebrating the better ways to help separating families” and it is was a great success.The conference took place during Family Dispute Resolution Week 2014, an initiative run by the nationa… Continue Reading

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Category: pensions on divorce

According to the latest Scottish Widows Pensions on Divorce survey “Women and Retirement Report 2014” a staggering 84% of divorced women are failing to consider pensions when the settlement process is ongoing.What?I have to admit to being completely shocked when I first read this. To put that is rea… Continue Reading

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Category: actuary divorce

Local Government Pension Scheme Pension Credits: Why Should I CARE?Well you should and this is why. With effect from April 2014 the Local Government Pension Scheme switched to a CARE basis and at that time the methodology for implementing pension sharing orders also changed. CARE is short hand for c… Continue Reading

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Category: Divorce

This week marks the start of Family Dispute Resolution Week which runs from 23rd to the 30th of November 2014.What is Family Dispute Resolution Week?Family Dispute Resolution Week aims to raise awareness of non-dispute methods of resolving family breakdowns. These include mediation and collaborative… Continue Reading

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Category: pension expert reports

I was reminded this week of why I recommend that Solicitors and clients specifically employ actuaries to undertake pension sharing and pension offsetting reports. And this inspired me to write this blog on pension expert reports.At the moment there is a lot of choice when it comes to who to use for … Continue Reading

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