Family and Matrimonial News

Switzerland, Not London, the Right Venue for Big Money DivorceOctober 9, 2018

The perceived generosity of English judges in big money divorce cases has made the UK the venue of choice for some – but anathema for...

Get an Agreement – Especially Where Family Members Are Involved!September 19, 2018

It is normal for money, often considerable sums, to pass between family members. However, when this is done without legal advice, it is only too...

Financial Claim Based on Support After Divorce FailsAugust 28, 2018

The usual course of events on divorce is that there is a financial settlement which divides up the family assets as they are at that...

Jail for Husband Who Flouted Court RulingJuly 11, 2018

Court orders have to be obeyed and those who defy them can ultimately be sent to prison. Exactly that happened in one 'big money' divorce...

Future Earning Capacity Not a Matrimonial AssetJune 25, 2018

The Court of Appeal has made an important decision in a divorce case in which the main argument was over the availability of future income...

Family Attachment a Critical Factor in AdoptionFebruary 7, 2018

When the Family Court was asked to consider an application for an adoption order made by a couple, two factors proved crucial in deciding whether...

Court Corrects Parenthood BungleDecember 12, 2017

When a same-sex couple undertook fertility treatment which led to the birth of a baby girl, the intention was that both would be listed as...

Government Must Prove its Case to Obtain DeportationNovember 23, 2017

Marriages of convenience are normally entered into in order to give one of the spouses the right to remain in the UK. At present, EU...

Family Proceedings – Anonymity Orders v Freedom of ExpressionOctober 26, 2017

Family courts routinely grant anonymity to children involved in care proceedings, but that inevitably has an effect on parents and others who might wish to...

Denied Divorce Case Heading to Supreme CourtOctober 12, 2017

It has been revealed that the widely reported case last March in which a wife was not granted a divorce from her husband because she...

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