Family and Matrimonial Articles

Business Assets and Divorce

  Divorce is seldom an easy business, but the problems are compounded when there is a family business involved. The division of the spoils has traditionally...

Divorce and Money

When it comes to dealing with money and divorce, it is important to know what has to be taken into account and the powers available...

Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Wise Planning for the Wealthy

Following a decision in the Supreme Court, in which a pre-nuptial agreement entered into by a German heiress and her husband was held to be...

Civil Partnerships And Same-Sex Marriage Explained

The first civil partnerships were formed on 21 December 2005, after the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 came into effect on 5 December 2005. Same-sex marriages contracted...

What Are Financial Needs?

When financial settlements are being made on divorce, one crucial aspect that is taken into account in deciding the structure and value of the settlement...

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Family and Matrimonial News

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...

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