Family and Matrimonial News

Recalcitrant Husband Banned From Paying His Lawyers Until Arrears ClearedJanuary 7, 2019

It is commonplace for one spouse to control the family finances and, while relations are amicable, this usually causes few issues. However, if the relationship...

Vaccinations Protect Child’s WelfareDecember 18, 2018

There has been a massive amount of disinformation put about over the years (and, apparently, recently promoted by the Russian security services) regarding the effects...

Child Contact Disputes Can Be Defused by Mediation – But Take Advice SoonDecember 7, 2018

If parents engaged in child contact disputes take up entrenched positions, it is very nearly always the child that suffers most. Such disputes can often...

Wife Must Pay for Her Own MistakesNovember 21, 2018

The Supreme Court recently decided a case which made clear some of the limits that apply when financial issues were resolved within a consent order...

Supreme Court Says No to Divorce Based on Weak Unreasonable Behaviour ClaimOctober 23, 2018

The Supreme Court judges' decision to prevent a wife from divorcing her husband, which was made 'without enthusiasm', is expected to lead to calls for...

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...

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