Family Law

  • Divorced mothers are told by Judges they must find work

    Divorced mothers are told by Judges they must find work

    The recent case in the Court of Appeal of Tracey Wright, the ex-wife of Newmarket racehorseurgeon Ian Wright, is the latest in a line of authorities where Judges have made it clear that if ausband is ordered to pay money from income to a… Read More

  • Coping with separation in the New Year

    Coping with separation in the New Year

    Along with gym memberships, cases of separation and divorce surge in the early part of the New Year. The theory for this surge is simply that people think just get through Christmas and make a fresh start in the New Year But unlike… Read More

  • Separation, divorce and the over 60s

    Separation, divorce and the over 60s

    According to research published last month by the International Longevity Centre (UK), the number of men and women aged over 60 experiencing divorce in England and Wales has risen by a staggering 85% between 1990 and 2012. The… Read More

  • Representing yourself in the family Court

    Representing yourself in the family Court

    Emsleys Head of Family Law, Gabbie Clasper, tells of the recent well-documented case of Bakir v Downe2014) which highlights the risks of representing yourself in the family Court without a solicitor or barrister. The case involved a… Read More

  • Parental Involvement and Shared Parenting

    Parental Involvement and Shared Parenting

    From 22nd October 2014, the court must presume that the involvement of the parent (of whom a child does not primarily live) will further the child's welfare. The new piece of legislation (Section 11 of the Children and Families… Read More

  • Adopted adults to be able to trace family tree

    Adopted adults to be able to trace family tree

    The Government plans to introduce new rules by November 2014 to enable those adopted as children, and the children, grandchildren and other relatives of those adopted, to trace their family history.  As the law currently stands,… Read More