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Viberts Partner recognised in Top 35 Under 35 Channel Islands List
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Keeping Divorce Costs Down
Senior Legal Assistant, Alexandra Cohen, reveals her top tips on how to keep divorce costs to a minimum
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Family Law and Those New Year Blues
For many couples the New Year starts with a decision by one or other partner to end the relationship, leading to a busy time for divorce lawyers.
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DIY divorce
Carrying out a 'DIY divorce' as opposed to using a lawyer has its risks. Make sure you're aware of your rights.
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Marriage vs. cohabitation
More couples are deciding to cohabit (live together) rather than get married or enter into a civil partnership. But does this make any difference as far as legal rights are concerned?
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Child maintenance: what rate is right?
When couples with children separate, one of their primary concerns, whether they are married or not, is ensuring that the children are supported financially. In legal terms, this is known as child maintenance.
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Can spousal maintenance ever be forever?
For many divorcing couples, coming to an agreement over their finances is often the most difficult part of the marriage breakup; and in virtually all cases, divorcing couples need legal advice on both capital and income.
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Divorce d-day
The fanfare for the arrival of divorce Friday as it appears every year in the newspapers shortly after Christmas.
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Divorce with dignity
Divorce is unfortunately a booming industry both in the UK and here in Jersey, and all too often the legal costs involved can be financially disastrous for the couple involved.
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No more rummaging in bins!
Family lawyers are familiar with their client turning up at the office with financial documents that they have found whilst searching at home.
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Delays in law drafting can be damaging
Unless the Island keeps pace with international pressures and demands to improve and adapt its legislation, our image as a centre of financial excellence and stability will be damaged.
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The pre-nuptial agreement comes of age
Are you thinking of getting married in the next few months? Whether it is for the first time or not there will be excitement and a justifiable sense of romance. But there are also the ‘boring bits’: lots of sensible decisions and hard choices that must be made right now.
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I love you – but what about a pre-nup?
In recent months there has been much publicity given to the idea of couples entering into a pre-nuptial agreement prior to their marriage. Much confusion, however, still surrounds these agreements together with their implications for marriage and divorce.
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In the dark about divorce?
Statistics show that the average person who initiates divorce proceedings in the UK will spend over a year considering whether to divorce their spouse before they proceed.
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Divorce it isn’t all about the parents
Children are, sadly, often overlooked by parents during the course of family law proceedings. This is usually completely unintentional, but nonetheless parents tend to lose themselves in the emotional turbulence of the situation.
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Getting re-married? What you need to consider
Viberts recently successfully acted for a wife during divorce proceedings involving the division of assets. It was a complex and unusual scenario with a focus on the matrimonial home.
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Happily living together? Protect your interests
Cohabiting couples are often referred to as “common-law marriages”. But unlike married couples, cohabiting couples in Jersey have very little protection unless they have a legal ownership of property (i.e. named on the title deeds).
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Settling your family disputes outside court
Gone are the days when a courtroom battle was the only option for married couples who could not agree on what should happen to their finances on the breakdown of the relationship.
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Counting the cost of your divorce
According to statistics published in the UK in 2014 the average couple spends £44,000 on their separation. Viberts have launched a new fee structure that will cut both the financial and emotional cost of ending a marriage.

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Family law jargon buster
Are you confused what certain legal terms mean? This helpful family law jargon buster guide explains what most of the commonly used legal terms mean.
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