September 3, 2019

A wife has failed in her attempt to force the immediate sale of her former husband's company shares as the High Court ruled it was “was not a propitious time to sell”.

The wife had applied for financial remedy orders after the seven-year marriage broke down.

She was from...

August 27, 2019

The government has launched a review on how the family courts protect children and parents in cases of domestic abuse and other serious offences.

The three-month project aims to ensure that the family court works first and foremost in the explicit interests of the child...

August 22, 2019

No one goes into a marriage expecting it to fail, yet the sad truth is that two out of five couples end up getting divorced.

For many people it’s the most stressful experience of their lives, something they only do reluctantly after months or even years of soul searchin...

August 7, 2019

The government has introduced a new £15m scheme, ‘Supporting Families; Investing in Practice,’ which will help families tackle issues such as domestic violence, substance abuse and addiction.

The overriding target is to keep children with their parents and avoid sending...

July 17, 2019

The EU has adopted a new set of regulations to protect children caught up in cross border disputes between their parents.

The Brussels IIa Regulation covers cross-border matrimonial matters (divorce, separation, marriage annulment) and matters of parental responsibility...

July 9, 2019

Cohabiting couples often assume they have the same automatic rights as married couples but unfortunately for them, this is not the case.

In fact, cohabitants have few legal rights if their relationship breaks down.

For fathers, one of the most alarming consequences is th...

June 4, 2019

The government has confirmed that it will introduce new legislation to end the blame game for divorcing couples. It’s hoped the new approach will help reduce family conflict.

The move follows a public consultation where family justice professionals and those with direct...

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...

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