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Domestic Abuse Bill 2021; A new voice for victims

11 February 2021 Domestic violence in Northern Ireland has become an increasingly worrying issue in recent years and, in particular given the pressures of lockdown, it has become an issue of growing concern. In Northern Ireland last... READ

Divorce in a Covid Climate

11 December 2020 Sarah Elliott, Solicitor specialising in Family Law, considers how challenges to financial settlements in these uncertain times might be viewed by the Courts. Issues surrounding financial settlements are on the increase given concerns surrounding... READ

Travel Corridors and Child Contact

28 October 2020 Sarah Elliott, Solicitor specialising in Family Law, considers how a request for contact for a separated parent travelling from a non-Green List country might be viewed by a Court. This issue was addressed in... READ

Covid-19 fall-out could impact on divorce finances

05 May 2020 It is fair to say that few people, until recent times, expected the massive and widespread impact of the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic on just about every aspect of our lives.  And indeed,... READ

Separation and Divorce during Covid-19

09 April 2020 The prospect of dealing with a marriage breakdown, in ordinary circumstances, can be one of the most difficult life experiences that anyone may have to face.  In these extraordinary times, families are experiencing previously... READ

Can a Spouse Seek Compensation for ‘Relationship Generated Disadvantage’ when Splitting Finances on Divorce?

05 March 2020 In a recently reported case in the High Court in London, the wife who had formerly been a solicitor, argued that she had sacrificed possible partnership at a large London law firm in order... READ

Death and Divorce- What are the Implications if one party dies during a Separation or Divorce?

21 February 2020 Naomi Devlin, Associate Solicitor with Worthingtons Solicitors, who specialises in matrimonial and family law looks at the implications when one party dies in the midst of divorce proceedings. For many couples separating, finality is... READ

High Income Unmarried Couples and the thorny issue of Child Maintenance

17 January 2020 Sarah Elliott, family law solicitor in Worthingtons Solicitors, with offices based in Belfast and Newtownards, discusses the issue of financial provision for the children of non-married couples in high income cases. With Boris Johnson... READ

Top Tips for a Healthy Separation

03 January 2020 When a relationship breaks down, the parties involved can often feel overwhelmed by the multitude of issues that need to be addressed and it is often difficult to know what to do.  Legal experts... READ

Inherited Assets and Divorce

12 December 2019 Upon a married couple’s separation, issues frequently need to be resolved in relation to the parties’ financial affairs. In general, the Courts here in Northern Ireland tend to draw a distinction between those assets... READ
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