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  1. Pension Sharing
    Pension sharing on divorce – by Fiona Yellowlees of WBW Solicitors

    One of the toughest aspects of divorce is deciding how property and possessions should be divided after the split, with pensions often being high on the agendaas, pension rights are often one of a couple’s most valuable assets. Before December 2000, if one spouse had not worked throughout the marriage, they could be left without…

  2. Property House Gavel
    Sale of Properties via Court of Protection – by Dawn Owen of WBW Solicitors

    As a Conveyancer, you are used to dealing with all types of property transactions, from the straightforward transactions to the more complex ones. However, sometimes property transactions vary from the norm and the steps involved can greatly differ. This is especially true with elderly or infirm sellers, as they may not have sufficient mental capacity…

  3. Divorce Finance Sell Business
    Will I have to sell my business for my divorce? – by Fiona Yellowlees of WBW Solicitors

    Divorcing couples or civil partners who have not made plans to protect their business interests through a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement could find the intervention of the court particularly devastating when it comes to reaching a financial settlement, as Fiona Yellowlees, a Partner in the Family Law Department at WBW Solicitors in Exeter and Sidmouth,…

  4. prenuptial agreement
    Planning your prenuptial agreement – by Fiona Yellowlees of WBW Solicitors

    Spring is in the air in Devon and Cornwall, and the wedding season is upon us in earnest. However, before tying the proverbial knot, an increasing number of couples are taking the pragmatic step of making a prenuptial agreement to plan what would happen if the marriage does not work out.  These are often used…

  5. Using coercive control as a reason for divorce – by Joanne Aggett of WBW Solicitors

    Coercive control hit the headlines recently when Sally Challen won a landmark appeal which saw her murder conviction quashed and a retrial ordered after the court accepted evidence that she killed her husband with a hammer after enduring decades of her spouse’s ‘coercive and controlling behaviour’. Joanne Aggett, Family Associate at WBW Solicitors, explains what…

  6. How to get divorced: a guide to the legal process – By Fiona Yellowlees at WBW Solicitors

    Separating from a partner is always hard and the dissolution of a marriage perhaps even more so as couples have to work their way through the legal process involved in securing a divorce, as well as decide what arrangements to make for any children of the marriage and how to divide their assets. Fiona Yellowlees,…

  7. How to get divorced: a guide to the legal process

    Separating from a partner is always hard and the dissolution of a marriage perhaps even more so as couples have to work their way through the legal process involved in securing a divorce, as well as decide what arrangements to make for any children of the marriage and how to divide their assets. Fiona Yellowlees…

  8. Who has parental responsibility?

    The legal rights, powers, duties and authority a person has for a child and their property is known as parental responsibility. If you have parental responsibility for a child, it may give you the opportunity of being involved in making decisions about their care and upbringing. Fiona Yellowlees, family law solicitor at WBW Solicitors, explains who has parental responsibility…