April 30, 2019

A mother should be allowed to keep her children with her in England even though she had detained them against their father’s will.

That was the decision of the Court of Appeal in a case involving a family that had lived in both the UK and Australia.

The mother, who was E...

April 25, 2019

A cohabiting couple whose relationship has broken down will walk away with an equal share of their £1m home due to a conversation they had in a pub.

That was the decision of the High Court in a case involving Claire Chipperfield, 52, and Andrew Horn, 58, who lived toget...

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...

November 20, 2018

The Court of Appeal has overturned a judge’s decision that a one-year-old child should be placed with a foster carer rather than his extended family abroad.

The child had dual British and Ghanaian nationality and heritage. His parents lived in England. His two siblings...

November 15, 2018

A father has been told he cannot get away with reducing his child support payments by deliberately reducing his income.

The issue arose when the father transferred 40% of the shares in his company to his second wife, which he meant he received 40% less dividend income....

November 7, 2018

The government is drawing up plans to end the ‘blame game’ for separating couples, which often sees one partner accusing the other of unreasonable behaviour to get a quick divorce.

There are currently five reasons for being granted a divorce by the courts: adultery, unr...

October 25, 2018

Couples face several new challenges when getting divorced or are separating, but one of the most important is deciding what will happen to the children.

Which parent will they live with…or both at different times? How much contact should each parent have? How much will...

October 17, 2018

We are delighted to announce that we are one of just a handful of law firms across the country selected to pilot a new system designed to take some of the stress out of divorce.

The Government backed scheme enables couples to begin filing for divorce using a smart onlin...

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