Family Law and Financial Proceedings

There have been two updates regarding Family Law in the news this week: Financial Proceedings The Family Court now has the power in financial proceedings to order one party to make mortgage payments and or indemnify the other party against their non-payment. Court Hours Flexible Court Hours pilot is postponed for further consultation until February 2018. [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Child law, Divorce, Financial Matters|0 Comments

Cohabitation

The fastest growing family unit. “Families and Households Statistical Bulletin” confirms that there is an increasing trend to cohabit rather than marry. 3.3 million are now a cohabiting family in the UK. If you are intending to purchase property and cohabit with your partner, it is a good time to consider a Cohabitation Agreement. Seek advice [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Categories: Financial Matters|0 Comments

Divorce Proceedings – Contested Cases

The case of Owens -v- Owens (2017) is causing some debate. Mrs Owens is the wife who brought her Petition for unreasonable behaviour against her husband. The husband contested the proceedings. The Court found at first instance that that the husband had not behaved in such a way that the wife could not reasonably be expected [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Categories: Divorce|0 Comments

Financial Matters – Division Of Your Matrimonial Assets On Divorce

Scottish Widows are reporting this week in the news that many women are not considering Pensions on divorce. In fact, only 1 in 10 are claiming a fair share. This could be down to the complexities of the Pension, but many are missing out on a large proportion of the matrimonial assets. Other reasons could be [...]

By | November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Financial Matters|0 Comments