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This man cut his car in HALF in his divorce!

Getting a divorce is no picnic, but having to separate all of the devices, furniture and vehicles you and your spouse shared can add a dimension of stress to the ordeal. Well, the good news is, if you’ve got a dark sense of humor and a saw; you can just cut it all in half…that, […]

Public sector schemes to NOT allow transfers to QROPS!

Simply put, legislation has been published to close a loophole which enabled public sector workers transferring their pensions overseas. The Unfunded Public Service Defined Benefits Schemes (Transfers) Regulations 2015 have now been published. A loophole had been discovered which allowed unfunded public sector pension members to transfer their pension funds to an overseas pensions and […]

A wooden spoon could cost you £££’s in your divorce!

Be sure to keep that wooden spoon in the cupboard! It all started off when a 41 year old mother, who cannot be named (I wonder why), was going through a divorce. In the settlement, the matrimonial home was to be sold and the wife was suppose to receive a lot more than the husband […]

Surrender all your assets

Imagine if you were going through a divorce and the court asked you to give all your assets to your ex-spouse. Well that’s what pretty much happened to Essam Aly. You might be asking yourself how could something like this happen? Well let’s first establish who Mr. Aly is. Essam Aly is an anesthetist who […]

The BIGGEST divorce case this world has ever seen

From time to time, we have been involved with pension sharing orders that go into the millions of pounds and often get involved in multi-million pound settlements. But what about £5,000,000,000? Yes you read that correctly. A Russian business magnate named Vladimir Potanin, 54, built a business empire after the fall of Soviet Russia. He […]

Let the pension sharing delays begin!

Or let them begin in a few months. The April reforms have put a lot of pressure on pension companies to deal with clients who want to cash in their pensions. But unfortunately some companies have been given bad exposure in the news, in this case, Prudential. They have been criticised for causing a delay in […]

New Power for Child Maintenance Debtors

Child Maintenance has just gotten harder to avoid Well it’s about time that the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has acquired new power to refer people who are suppose to pay child support to credit reference agencies. This basically means people who aren’t paying child support wont get the support they need from […]

The Great Artichoke Sabotage: Destroying plants could land you in court

There has been some eerie reasons to why people have gone to court, but this one takes the cake. Lyndsey Glasset has filed a criminal case (yes a criminal case) against her sister Gillian Leeden for ‘murdering’ her Jerusalem artichokes. According to the Times, the story was that Glasset had gone off for the weekend, […]