Family Law

  • Marital Agreements – Pre and Post Nuptials

    Marital Agreements – Pre and Post Nuptials

    The law relating to Pre (and post) Nuptial agreements in England and Wales is gathering apace and there have been a number of high profile cases which have reached the national news in the past few years. Coupled with the countless… Read More

  • Enforcing Maintenance Orders

    Enforcing Maintenance Orders

    Scott Young, an allegedly bankrupt businessman, was last week sentenced by the Court to 6 months imprisonment for failing to comply with a Court Order made in divorce proceedings requiring him to disclose his true wealth. Said to be… Read More

  • Fuzzy Logic – New Rules for Child Benefit

    Fuzzy Logic – New Rules for Child Benefit

    As of 7th January 2013, Child Benefit payments became dependant on an individual parent’s income and ceased to be a universal welfare payment paid to all parents with the care of a child. This means that people with annual income over a… Read More

  • Shared Parenting: A New Father’s Perspective

    Shared Parenting: A New Father’s Perspective

    Two things have happened since my blog in June about the proposed changes to legislation on shared parenting. Firstly, my wife gave birth to our first child; and secondly, the Department of Education have introduced the wording for the… Read More

  • Gay Marriage or Civil Partnership?

    Gay Marriage or Civil Partnership?

    The Government plans to introduce gay marriage before the next election in 2015.A consultation exercise was launched earlier this year setting out the government proposals to enable same sex couples to have a civil marriage.The proposals of… Read More

  • Women and Pensions when Divorcing

    Women and Pensions when Divorcing

    The eighth annual Scottish Widows Women and Pensions report for 2012 has just been published. This, perhaps unsurprisingly, will not be top of the list of things to read and worry about for many women as we carry out that fine balancing act… Read More

  • Matrimonial Property: Needs and Agreements

    Matrimonial Property: Needs and Agreements

    On 11th September the Law Commission published a paper on the law relating to financial orders in divorce and dissolution of civil partnership. The document is 131 pages long. The Law Commission is an independent body tasked with… Read More