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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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