Family and Matrimonial News

Insolvency No Bar to Liability for Support PaymentsNovember 9, 2016

A recent decision of the High Court will come as a comfort to those whose ex-spouses have fallen into arrears with their child maintenance payments. It...

Defiant Divorcee Who Refused to Leave Matrimonial Home PunishedOctober 23, 2016

Obedience to court orders is not voluntary and judges possess a battery of powers to enforce compliance. In one case, a divorcee who barricaded himself...

Defiant Divorcee Who Refused to Leave Matrimonial Home PunishedOctober 23, 2016

Obedience to court orders is not voluntary and judges possess a battery of powers to enforce compliance. In one case, a divorcee who barricaded himself...

Getting Divorced – Honesty is the Best PolicyOctober 9, 2016

It is a sad fact that divorcing couples frequently try to hide assets from each other, but such manoeuvrings rarely succeed and can have very...

Getting Divorced – Honesty is the Best PolicyOctober 9, 2016

It is a sad fact that divorcing couples frequently try to hide assets from each other, but such manoeuvrings rarely succeed and can have very...

Social Workers Wield Great Power – But the Courts Are Watching!September 27, 2016

Social workers can wield immense power over people's lives – but one case clearly shows how carefully their activities are regulated by the courts. A...

Social Workers Wield Great Power – But the Courts Are Watching!September 27, 2016

Social workers can wield immense power over people's lives – but one case clearly shows how carefully their activities are regulated by the courts. A...

Need Overcomes Equality Claim in Divorce SettlementSeptember 12, 2016

With new guidance having been issued regarding the interpretation of 'need' for the purpose of financial settlements on divorce, a recent case shows how the...

Need Overcomes Equality Claim in Divorce SettlementSeptember 12, 2016

With new guidance having been issued regarding the interpretation of 'need' for the purpose of financial settlements on divorce, a recent case shows how the...

Non-Molestation Breach Conviction Quashed Due to MisdirectionAugust 29, 2016

Harassment is an unfortunate fact in some relationship breakdowns. In a bid to reduce the incidence of harassment and molestation following splits, the Family Law...