Family and Matrimonial Articles

Cohabitation Agreements – Protection for Unmarried CouplesMarch 23, 2015

One of the most common myths in English law is that there is such a thing as a ‘common law marriage’. It simply doesn’t exist...

Divorce and the Company DirectorApril 18, 2010

Divorce is almost never easy and the financial negotiations can be protracted and difficult, particularly when there are business interests involved. In this article we...

Divorce and the Family HomeJanuary 11, 2010

Family break-up is always complicated and when there is a property involved, things can get very complex indeed. In principle, when a couple are cohabiting (not...

Child Maintenance ExplainedApril 19, 2009

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) – a statutory non-departmental public body – was established in 2008 to take on the work of the...

Post-Nuptial Agreements – the BasicsDecember 28, 2007

More than 40 per cent of marriages end in divorce (in England and Wales more than 110,000 couples divorce annually) and when one in five...

Child Custody ExplainedFebruary 7, 2007

Arrangements over the custody of children (called residence arrangements by lawyers) after the breakdown of a relationship are usually best decided without the intervention of the...

The Process of DivorceJune 19, 2006

Although divorce is a commonplace occurrence these days, few people going into their first divorce have much idea about how the process operates. Here is...

Living Together AgreementsMay 25, 2006

When you begin living together as a couple, without being married, it is best practice to set up a trust deed to make clear your...

Pensions and DivorceMay 24, 2006

Divorces among the over-60s are by no means infrequent and, whilst the potential for acrimony arising from issues concerning young children is absent, they often...

Financial Settlements in Divorce: FactorsMay 24, 2006

The headline-grabbing decisions in a spate of  ‘rich list’ divorce cases in 2007 confirmed that the House of Lords  (now the Supreme Court) is emphasising that marriage...

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