Family and Matrimonial News

Failing to Disclose Assets Can Bite Back in DivorceDecember 9, 2019

In a case illustrating the importance of candour regarding financial circumstances in divorce proceedings, a husband who failed to disclose the true extent of his...

Court Orders Must Be ObeyedNovember 7, 2019

Public confidence in the civil justice system would collapse if court orders were not rigorously enforced – however agonising complying with them may be. The...

Growing Number of Cohabiting Couples Leaves More Families Open to RiskOctober 20, 2019

Cohabiting couples are the fastest-growing family type in the UK, according to newly released figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The ONS reports that...

Big Money Divorce Engages Family Judge in Company ValuationSeptember 23, 2019

Companies are notoriously difficult to value, and particular problems can arise when they form the principal assets to be divided in divorce proceedings. In a...

Court Returns Two-Year-Old to Land of Birth When Parents’ Marriage CollapsesAugust 15, 2019

For a UK court to have jurisdiction over a family law case, it is necessary to show that at least one party to it has...

Time of the Essence in Overturning Agreements Made Under DuressAugust 1, 2019

We have often stressed the importance of obtaining high-quality legal advice in any dispute and starting any necessary legal action as soon as possible, and...

Court Appearance May Not Mean Public DisclosureJuly 14, 2019

The principle of open courts is highly valued in the UK legal system. However, it is often a worry to people engaged in legal proceedings...

Ignore Court Orders At Your PerilJune 23, 2019

A wealthy Omani man who failed to pay to his ex-wife the financial settlement ordered by the court, or to cooperate with disclosure orders, faces...

Mother Placed Under Improper Judicial Pressure to Consent to Care OrdersMay 8, 2019

The quality of British justice is respected around the world – but there are inevitably occasions when judges overstep the mark. In a family case...

High Court Decision Underlines the Finality of Divorce Arbitration AwardsApril 11, 2019

Divorcing couples can sometimes achieve savings of both time and money by opting for arbitration, rather than court proceedings, as a means of resolving any...

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