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Equal split of assets in darts legend divorce

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The darts legend Phil Taylor has built a successful career on the back of his 16 world championship wins. But after his marriage ended two years ago, Manchester residents may be surprised to hear that the financial situation of his family reportedly left his...

New pension rules for divorced women

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The new pension system for those that retire after April 2016 has changed the way divorced women can calculate the amount of state pension that they will receive. The new regulations have been described as simpler, but divorced women in the Greater...

Practical post-nuptial agreement information

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Those of you in the Greater Manchester area who are considering making a post-nuptial agreement may be interested in some further information regarding this type of document. Although these are not legally binding in the United Kingdom, they can provide an...

Austerity cuts for victims of domestic violence

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On behalf of Alker Ball Healds Solicitors posted in  Domestic Violence  on Thursday, September 15, 2016.  Many victims of domestic violence are not receiving the assistance that they need, according to campaigners, and the...

Eddie the Eagle loses in divorce settlement

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Michael Edwards, better known as Eddie the Eagle, is divorcing his wife after 13 years together. Moviegoers in the Greater Manchester area who saw the film based on his story might assume that his fame has allowed him to live a lavish lifestyle. But the...

Importance of parental responsibility

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Parental responsibility is the legal right of adults to make decisions on behalf of a child in their care. When parents decide which school their child should attend or when a hospital asks them to sign a medical consent form prior to a procedure for their...

Custody woes for working mothers

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Child maintenance figures from the Child Support Agency for Manchester and across the U.K. show that almost 67,000 mothers are recorded as being the non-resident parent after a separation, a number that has been on the increase. Traditionally, when a...

Shared parenting is not necessarily an equal share

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The introduction of a new bill that is aimed at enhancing the rights of children to stay in contact with both of their parents after a divorce may have raised unrealistic expectations, according to a retired judge. Parents in Manchester who are going through...

Sheik dies before making £75 million divorce payment

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Residents in the Greater Manchester area who had been following the divorce battle between the former super model and her billionaire sheik ex-husband may be interested in the latest development after the ex-husband died before handing over the agreed...

Billionaire dies two weeks after ex-wife wins divorce award

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A former supermodel's astounding £75m award by the U.K. high court in her divorce settlement may be delayed. The model, Christina Estrada, was married to a Saudi billionaire, Sheikh Walid Juffali. He passed away just two weeks after the court...

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