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Solicitor sees up to 30% rise in separation and divorce cases arising from Covid

Cork solicitor Sinead McNamara has seen a 20 per cent to 30 per cent increase in separation and divorce cases arising from the Covid-19 restrictions.

“There is always a spike after Christmas because people have been living in close proximity, under pressurised conditions, for a period of time, and it focuses the mind and they make decisions. So Covid has been a little bit like the Christmas period in that regard,” she told The Irish Times.

A partner with Fitzgerald Legal and Advisory, Ms McNamara has been working in the family law area for 20 years, working with clients from across Munster.

The rise in inquiries coming into the firm’s Lapps Quay office in Cork City comes from the way couples are spending more time in each other’s company because of the pandemic.

“If there were little cracks in the relationship pre-Covid then living under the microscope, where both parties

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Yoel Lichtblau Family Law & Mediation Helps To Resolve Family Disputes

(MENAFN – GetNews) Yoel Lichtblau Family Law & Mediation is accredited by the Ontario bar association, the Canadian bar association, and the Ontario family mediation representing many clients already. The Law firm offers solutions to problems by listening to the client’s needs and proposing legal advice to best suit the situation; these services all come at an affordable and reasonable price. However, the complexity of problems may hike up the price. The collaborative approach used by the  Yoel Lichtblau Family Law & Mediation ensures that clients amicably resolve issues out of court while getting the most benefits and least mental and emotional stress that comes with the court process.

Lichtblau’s law focuses on four areas of law. The firm helps resolve family disputes ranging from divorce, support, property division to custody, mediation, litigation, and negotiation, respectively, using the alternative dispute resolution, which aims to resolve cases out of court until

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Boston Divorce Law Attorney Jennifer Silva Published in Boston Bar Association Newsletter

BOSTON, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Jennifer R. Silva, Esq., Senior attorney at Mavrides Law, has been published in the Boston Bar Association’s Fall 2020 Newsletter. She co-authored the article “Practice Tips: Client Contact and Preparation During the Covid-19 Pandemic,” that gives both practical and insightful tips on how fellow attorneys can better serve their clients during these challenging times. 

Attorney Silva has been a recognized leader in the divorce and family law community throughout Boston and Massachusetts. Attorney Silva focuses her practice on uncontested and negotiated divorce, contested and complex divorce actions, child custody and support, post-divorce modification, contempt actions, and division of complex assets and debt. In addition to her divorce practice, Attorney Silva leads the firm’s practice in the drafting and negotiation of prenuptial agreements.

Attorney Jennifer Silva is a Massachusetts Superlawyer, has an AVVO rating of 10.0, has been awarded the AVVO Clients

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Award Winning Family Law Attorneys in Knoxville Offering Legal Services | Nov 25, 2020

Knoxville, TN — (SBWIRE) — 11/25/2020 — The Barnett Firm, a leading award winning family law and divorce attorneys in Knoxville, TN has been serving families and surrounding communities for years. Their practice areas include family law, divorce and post-divorce, child custody and visitation, juvenile law, termination & adoption and civil litigation. A strong advocate is what a client needs, an attorney who can protect the interests of their clients at all times.

The Knoxville divorce attorneys at The Barnett Firm are known for their dedicated services. They are not just any attorneys but those who can customize a course of action for each and every client. This process helps them provide the greatest opportunities to derive favorable outcomes. Divorce can be painful but with professional help the process gets smoother. The Knoxville divorce lawyers help their clients understand the process and help them plan a divorce strategy that works

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Ilkley law firm marks Good Divorce Week 2020 with free advice sessions

A LAW firm in Ilkley is showing its support for Good Divorce Week 2020, by offering free advice sessions to families.

An annual campaign, Good Divorce Week is organised by Resolution, a community of more than 6,500 family justice professionals, and it is taking place from Monday 30th November to Friday 4th December.

Good Divorce Week promotes practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their children first. This year the campaign focuses on the benefits of getting early legal advice, as the organisation prepares to re-launch its public facing Code of Practice.

Resolution members believe the process of separating, sorting out finances and arranging childcare should be done in a way that minimises conflict and keeps the best interests of children at the heart of proceedings.

To help promote the benefits of early legal advice during Good Divorce Week, lawyers, mediators and financial advisors across

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Divorce court is normally quiet during the holiday season, but this year it’s booming



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  • Inquiries about how to file for divorce have increased 34% year-over-year, and divorce lawyers have anecdotally noticed a spike during the holidays, a time when there’s typically a lull in these cases.
  • Divorce lawyers told Insider the nature of the pandemic has led to feelings of desperation and contempt and pushed couples to ignore previous holiday niceties.
  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Divorce lawyers are gearing up for their busiest holiday season ever.

From the Jewish New Year in September through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and up until the New Year, there’s typically a lull in court filings and hearings, they told Insider.

But, they say, heightened stress, anxiety, and bitterness due to the coronavirus pandemic is giving them some work to do.

July survey data from Legal Templates, an online database of legal documents, found a 34% increase in

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Arizona Family Law Attorneys Has Experienced Family Law Attorneys in Phoenix, AZ

Arizona Family Law Attorneys Has Experienced Family Law Attorneys in Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ – Family law-related matters are often complex and hard to navigate alone. Taking into consideration the emotionally draining aspect of such cases as this, as well as the chances that the case may become a financial burden when it drags on for too long. Arizona Family Law Attorneys provides community members of the Phoenix, AZ area with top legal services aimed at addressing their legal concerns.

The family law attorneys at Arizona Family Law Attorneys focus on providing the best representation for their clients at all times. Boasting years of experience in the field, the attorneys are ready to take on all kinds of cases, whether divorce cases for clients who have been served with court papers or those who are in the process of initiating a divorce proceeding.

As the top-rated Family Law Attorney Phoenix, AZ, Arizona Family Law Attorneys have a preset approach to handling

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My daughter’s husband wants to keep his pension in their divorce



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My daughter is divorcing her husband. They have been married for 18 years and lived together before that for seven years.

She works part-time for her local council and has a final salary pension with a cash equivalent transfer value of £120,000. She is 45 years-old. Her ex has a private pension worth £280,000. He is 50 years-old.

He says his pension is of equal value to hers and they should keep their pensions out of the divorce split. Is it correct that a final salary pension is worth so much more? 



Valuing retirement funds: Can a pension pot of £280k be equal to a £120k final salary pension?


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Tanya Jefferies, of This is Money, replies: Pensions are typically a couple’s second most valuable asset, after the family home.

You are therefore right to be concerned

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Five FAQ about international divorce by expats living in the Netherlands

Peggy Franssen from Franssen Advocaten answers five frequently asked questions by expats living in the Netherlands about international divorce.

1. What is an international divorce?

We speak of an international divorce if one of the spouses does not have Dutch nationality – whether married in the Netherlands or abroad – or when a Dutch couple married and /or lived abroad during their marriage. In that case, foreign law can be applicable to the matrimonial property regime which first needs to be determined by the lawyer before starting a divorce procedure. Also, the court will investigate which law is applicable to the matrimonial regime, spousal maintenance, child support and parental authority.

2. When will the Dutch court have jurisdiction to deal with a divorce case?

The Dutch court can only decide upon a divorce petition when both spouses are living in the Netherlands or if at least one of the spouses

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A divorce attorney’s words of wisdom

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This is the third installment in a series that offers words of advice to those thinking about or going through a divorce. While these words may not apply to every divorce, they have proven themselves to be reliable and responsive to common concerns. Today’s words apply to the period before the divorce is real. 

Words of wisdom about financial information

With remarkable frequency we represent spouses who are out of the financial loop during the marriage and see the consequences of this during the divorce. I must stress the importance of being aware of family finances to play an important role in decision making and the family’s future. Playing an early part in the finances might even prevent a divorce. 

But even if you are arriving at this realization later, start now to pay attention. Know what banks and financial institutions hold your

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