Family Law

  • Safeguarding Your Wealth

    Safeguarding Your Wealth

    Of this age group, 3 out of 5 cohabitees have divorced. There are likely to be a number of reasons for this increase in trend in divorce and cohabitation amidst the over 65s, including improvement in health for those aged 65 and over and… Read More

  • Marriage Bill for same sex couples

    Marriage Bill for same sex couples

    Since 2005, same sex couples have been able to enter into civil partnerships in England and Wales. Although civil partnerships are not marriages, they do offer most of the legal benefits. There is general support for gay marriage in… Read More

  • Court fees increase from the 1st July 2013

    Court fees increase from the 1st July 2013

    The initial application fee for a divorce has increased to £410.00 from £340.00, but this is partly because two separate fees have been combined into one; there is now no separate fee of £45.00 when you apply for Decree Absolute. For those… Read More

  • Divorcing when business interests are involved

    Divorcing when business interests are involved

    For those who have a business interest, the Court will not accept the approach of The business is mine, it can be sold because it produces an income so let's just push it to one side and disregard it as a matrimonial asset. In most cases,… Read More

  • 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