Family and Matrimonial News

Giving Up Your Career to Get Married? Think Twice!May 17, 2017

A person who voluntarily prioritises their marriage over their working life may not be entitled to compensation for the earnings foregone if their relationship ends...

Divorce: Asset Division Not Always EqualMay 4, 2017

In general, there is a presumption that on divorce the assets will be split more or less equally, but that is based on case law...

Divorce: Asset Division Not Always EqualMay 4, 2017

In general, there is a presumption that on divorce the assets will be split more or less equally, but that is based on case law...

Court Enforces Pre-Nuptial AgreementApril 17, 2017

When the marriage of a wealthy couple broke up, the English court had the opportunity to consider the impact of two pre-nuptial agreements the couple...

Court Enforces Pre-Nuptial AgreementApril 17, 2017

When the marriage of a wealthy couple broke up, the English court had the opportunity to consider the impact of two pre-nuptial agreements the couple...

Court Corrects Bureaucratic Nightmare for FamilyApril 3, 2017

One of the most important roles played by judges is to protect individuals against unlawful treatment by the state. In one unique example, the High...

Court Corrects Bureaucratic Nightmare for FamilyApril 3, 2017

One of the most important roles played by judges is to protect individuals against unlawful treatment by the state. In one unique example, the High...

New Powers Proposed to Make Family Financial Settlements EffectiveMarch 16, 2017

The problem of making family financial settlements or court rulings in divorce 'stick' is well known. Following an extensive consultation process, the Law Commission has...

New Powers Proposed to Make Family Financial Settlements EffectiveMarch 16, 2017

The problem of making family financial settlements or court rulings in divorce 'stick' is well known. Following an extensive consultation process, the Law Commission has...

Court Orders Must Be Obeyed – But Caring Pensioner Was Wrongly JailedMarch 1, 2017

Disobeying court orders is ultimately punishable by imprisonment – but only as a last resort. In the context of a family case, the Court of...