Is it time to consider a Pre-Nup?

It was recently announced that “Avengers” actress Elizabeth Olson has become engaged to musician Robbie Arnett. Sources close to the couple have claimed that they have taken their relationship to the next level with Robbie proposing. Both stars however are yet to confirm the happy news.   Often celebrities and other members of the public,…

How long will it take to get divorced

How long will it take to get divorced?

Rhona Royle, Head of Family Law at Wrigley Claydon Solicitors, comments: Only a few years back when posed with this question by a new client I’d have advised with some confidence “about 6 to 9 months”. Not any longer. Figures released for the first quarter of this year showed that the average time for getting…

Divorce and protecting family wealth. Wrigley Claydon family solicitors lawyers in oldhma manchester and todmorden

Divorce and protecting family wealth

As a family solicitor specialising in the financial aspects of relationship breakdown I work closely with my colleagues in our Wills & Probate team, led by Partner Rachel Damianou. Clients often require help from both teams to ensure their interests are taken care of fully. A relationship breakdown (be the parties married or not) is…

Sally Challen walks free as court rules out retrial for killing abusive husband

Domestic abuse isn’t always physical

We have recently seen an increase in clients seeking advice regarding a relationship breakdown due to domestic abuse that is not physical but falls into the category of behaviour referred to as “coercive control” Coercive control is defined as “an act or a pattern of acts of assaults, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse…

Divorce Reform

“AT LAST” – DIVORCE REFORM

The Government have “At Last” announced their intention to review the current procedure on divorce to consider introducing the “No fault Divorce” which would make the whole divorce process quicker and less confrontational. This will undoubtedly reduce the acrimony connected with the divorce process. Under the current procedure anyone wanting to start divorce proceedings must…

International Day of Families 2019

International Day of Families 2019

As the 15th May was International Day of the Family, it seemed the ideal time to provide details on how Wrigley Claydon can assist your family in difficult times. The breakdown of a relationship can be emotionally distressing for all involved, especially for the children who in the majority of cases are exposed to conflict…

“Third time’s a charm…”

Unfortunately this is not the case for Ulrika Johnson, who is reported to be divorcing her third husband. Ulrika has this week announced that she is to separate from her third husband Brian Monet after 11 years of marriage. She is quoted as saying “getting another divorce aged 51 is not where I thought I…

Celebrity Break-ups

2019 is well underway and so it has seen many celebrities separating and filing for divorce including Toni Braxton and Birdman, Jeff Bezos and his wife Mackenzie, Lady Gaga and Christian Carino and Nicholas Cage and Erika Koike who reportedly submitted an application for annulment. Cage has been married three times before. In the latest…