May 8, 2019

One of the major tasks a couple face when they divorce is to decide on a fair financial settlement: how much should each partner get once their joint matrimonial assets are divided up?

The courts will always try to ensure that both partners are treated fairly and will i...

April 2, 2019

The Justice Secretary, David Gauke, has confirmed that the government is planning to reform divorce law to end the end ‘blame game’ that can cause so much stress for some couples when they separate.

Under the current system, there are five reasons for being granted a di...

March 6, 2019

A husband has failed in his attempt to get a £2m lump sum from his wife as part of their divorce settlement. The court held that there was nothing to justify such a payment.

The husband and wife had married in 2007. They divorced in 2016 and had a six-year-old son. They...

February 6, 2019

If there is no deal, EU law will no longer apply and we will need to rely on national and international law.

February 5, 2019

Civil partnerships are a relatively new addition to the landscape of legal relationships. It is only since 2005 that couples in the UK have been able to give notice of the intention to form a civil partnership. In the intervening years this alternative to the option of...

January 30, 2019

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has backed government plans to introduce a no-fault divorce system and urges parents to seek legal advice at an early stage to reduce potential conflict.

In a statement it said: “Early legal advice in...

January 22, 2019

Court agrees divorce settlement of 60-40 in husband’s favour

The High Court has approved a divorce settlement that shares the couple’s assets 60 – 40 in the husband’s favour, on the basis that it was a fair outcome for both husband and wife.

The couple married in May 200...

January 14, 2019

The excitement over planning a wedding can take over the whole family, but prudent brides, grooms and their families should not overlook the financial implications of their future nuptials.

Making a prenuptial agreement before you get married can take away some of the f...

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