Family and Matrimonial Articles

Cohabitation Agreements – Protection for Unmarried Couples

One of the most common myths in English law is that there is such a thing as a ‘common law marriage’. It simply doesn’t exist...

Divorce and the Company Director

Divorce is almost never easy and the financial negotiations can be protracted and difficult, particularly when there are business interests involved. In this article we...

Divorce and the Family Home

Family break-up is always complicated and when there is a property involved, things can get very complex indeed. In principle, when a couple are cohabiting (not...

Child Maintenance Explained

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) – a statutory non-departmental public body – was established in 2008 to take on the work of the...

Post-Nuptial Agreements – the Basics

More than 40 per cent of marriages end in divorce (in England and Wales more than 110,000 couples divorce annually) and when one in five...

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Parenthood is Not a Trump Card to Avoid ImprisonmentOctober 1, 2017

Imprisoning parents is inevitably traumatic for their children, and striking a balance between child welfare and appropriate punishment of criminals is a dilemma confronted by...

Equality of Division of Assets on Divorce Abolished? HardlySeptember 17, 2017

The popular press has made a great deal of a recent Court of Appeal case, reporting that there had been a significant departure from the...

Skulduggery in Divorce Proceedings Will Do You No GoodAugust 16, 2017

Resorting to skulduggery in divorce proceedings is sadly common but almost never does either side any good. That was certainly so in one case in...

Mothers Denied Child Residence OrdersJuly 26, 2017

When a couple split up, it is very common for one of them to wish to move away, often to the area where they grew...

Mothers Denied Child Residence OrdersJuly 26, 2017

When a couple split up, it is very common for one of them to wish to move away, often to the area where they grew...

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