Family Mediation
27/07/20

What is a clean break consent order in divorce proceedings and do I need one?

Many people assume that once they are divorced their ex-spouse has no future financial claim against them. This is simply not the case. Where a …

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15/10/19

Help your divorce lawyer to help you: What I need to tell my family lawyer during the first…

Embarking on divorce, civil partnership dissolution or judicial separation or even the mere prospect of discussing such can be a distressing and sobering thought. It …

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05/01/17

Resolution Code of Practice

I am a Member of Resolution which is a community of Family Justice Professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a …

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Domestic Abuse
03/01/17

Divorce and Brexit – The Final Straw

A recent report by the Head of the UK’s largest family law organisation warns that the stress of Brexit is adding to pressure on couples …

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Regulatory Law
21/12/16

Tougher Enforcement Powers

Family Solicitors welcome Court for tougher enforcement powers. The Law Commission has called for a cultural change to ensure Family Financial Orders are enforced more …

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Financial Disclosure
20/12/16

Full Disclosure in Financial Proceedings

The importance of full disclosure in financial proceedings Earlier this year there was much ado concerning the divorce settlement between James Goddard-Watts, the Screwfix millionaire …

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22/07/16

Dividing Pensions on Divorce or Dissolution of Civil Partnership

In Divorce or Dissolution the Pension can be the biggest asset after the family home. There are many different types of pensions, for example work …

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31/03/16

England Granted Jurisdiction in Anglo-Scottish Maintenance Dispute

England Granted Jurisdiction in Anglo-Scottish Maintenance Dispute A High Court Judge has ruled that an English Court has jurisdiction over a maintenance dispute despite the …

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06/01/16

Ancillary Relief

ANCILLARY RELIEF We all need to be aware of the importance of providing full financial disclosure to the Court with regard to financial matters, recently …

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04/01/16

Faulty Divorce Financial Forms

Faulty Divorce Financial Forms It has come to light that one of the automatic calculations on Form E (Financial Statement) available on the Government’s website …

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24/11/15

The importance to fully co-operate

In my last article I warned of the possible consequences of spouses in divorce trying to conceal their assets or misleading the court whilst trying …

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28/07/15

Pensions, Bankruptcy and Divorce

Although s. 310(7) of the Insolvency Act 1986 is unlikely to be at the top of your reading list, the case of Horton v Henry …

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