September 16, 2013 | Posted by : J Morris
Family arbitration is a method of reaching an agreement on financial and property issues following a relationship breakdown. Arbitration can be a cost-effective and faster alternative to court, especially if your case is fairly straightforward. This method of dispute resolution can also be more flexible and confidential than court proceedings.
Arbitration was previously used predominantly for legal cases relating to the building and commerce industries, but more recently it has become more popular in family law. Arbitration is just one of many processes used to resolve disputes between divorcing parties. It is often used when a couple have reached an impasse or stalemate in ...
August 21, 2013 | Posted by : J Morris
According to the Office for National Statistics the divorce rate for the over 60s has risen by three quarters over the last 20 years - an increase attributed to extended life expectancies, financial independence, and a more relaxed attitude towards divorce from the baby boomer generation. The figures also showed that men of retirement age are just as likely as women to file for divorce - a balance that is not seen in other age groups where men are instigators of divorce in just 30% of cases.
The number of 'silver splitters' (argh, not our buzzword!) has jumped up from around 8,500 per year in the early 90s to over 15,000 in 2011. The ONS suggested ...