Are non-marital assets exempt from sharing?

Thursday, 1 Mar 2018

The recent Court of Appeal decision of Hart & Hart has reminded all family law solicitors that regardless of the length of marriage, the Court may exclude certain assets from being shared with their spouse if it can be shown that they are ‘non matrimonial’ (attained either before the marriage or post separation). Establishing assets... Read More

Don’t Forget the Pension!

Wednesday, 31 Jan 2018

A pension is commonly the second largest asset of a marriage following the marital home. However, a recent study by Scottish Widow found that nearly three-quarters of divorcing couples did not discuss pensions during the course of their settlement and as a result, calculated that divorced women are missing out on £5 billion in pension... Read More

AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Natwest – Christmas Networking Success

Friday, 15 Dec 2017

Aire Valley Networking Group ‘Women@Work’ celebrate their Christmas Charity Event at Saltaire Canteen. Over twenty business women from sixteen different businesses met for the final Women@Work networking event of 2017 last Thursday, Saltaire Canteen – an initiative whose vision is to reduce food poverty in and around Shipley – provided the unique and unusual venue... Read More

Putting Children First

Tuesday, 7 Nov 2017

Divorce or separation is never easy, particularly where children are involved. For separating parents, sorting out the arrangements for their children can be emotionally charged, sometimes making it difficult for them to put their children’s interests first. Children often have feelings of bewilderment, anxiety, sadness and anger. Some feel a sense of responsibility and that... Read More

Divorce – 5 frequently asked questions…

Thursday, 28 Sep 2017

Am I entitled to a divorce? The one and only ground for divorce is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. In order to prove this, you will need to provide the Court with evidence of one of following factors; adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, 2 years’ separation with consent or 5 years’ separation. Will the... Read More

Award winning AWB Charlesworth employee Charlotte Gooch begins her Solicitor training contract after receiving a distinction in her Master’s Degree.

Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017

Charlotte Gooch, Trainee Solicitor, AWB Charlesworth Solicitors. Charlotte Gooch, who has been with AWB Charlesworth since August 2014 and  was also winner of Apprentice/ Trainee of the year at the Keighley Business Awards 2017, has received an overall Distinction in her LPC and Master’s Degree at the University of Leeds. Charlotte is beginning her solicitor... Read More

My spouse refuses to sell our home

Monday, 25 Sep 2017

As family lawyers, we are often confronted with the situation where a Client’s spouse is being obstructive and refusing to put their property on the market for sale.  The family home is often the main asset and a sale is necessary to release capital to enable both parties to re-house themselves. Delay in liquidating the... Read More

On The Right Track- AWB Charlesworth’s award winning trainee Charlotte Gooch talks about her route into the Legal profession.

Thursday, 21 Sep 2017

  Why did you choose law? I studied at Parkside, choosing academic A Levels which would allow me to pick from a variety of courses at university because I wasn’t sure what career path I wanted to take. It wasn’t until studying American civil rights in History and reading ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ that I... Read More

AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Natwest hold sparkling networking event at newly refurbished Iain Henderson Jewellery studio in Bingley

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017

Iain Henderson – Iain Henderson Jewellery, Liz Smith- NatWest, Felicity Green- AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Nicky Chadwick – Iain Henderson Jewellery. The well-established Women@Work networking event co-organised by AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Natwest welcomed businesswomen from across the Aire Valley to the beautiful and unusual setting of a local jewellery studio. Guests enjoyed a glass... Read More

Another new Bingley recruit for AWB Charlesworth Solicitors- Kate Thornton joins the growing team as Private Client specialist.

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017

Kate Thornton this last week joins the growing Bingley office at AWB Charlesworth Solicitors as Private Client Solicitor- taking the wills, trust and probate department to eight lawyers across the four sites (Skipton, Keighley, Bradford and Bingley).  Kate has over ten years of experience at city firms, specializing in wills, trusts, lasting powers of attorney, estate... Read More