Financial Matters – Financial Remedies Court/Hearing Centres

The Appointment of Specialist Judges dealing specifically with financial remedy work. Family Remedy Centres are to be piloted in three areas commencing Feb/March 2018. The idea behind this being that only Judges specialising in financial remedy cases will hear them to ensure continuity, consistency and maximum efficiency in terms of the application itself and case management [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Categories: Financial Matters|0 Comments

Family News – Closing the Gap on Child Maintenance

The Department of Work and Pensions looks at stronger compliance for collection & enforcement of child maintenance of absent parents this week. Proposals include removal of Passports for those who are non-compliant! If you need to find out more please contact us on 01803 861084 or email

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

Common Law Marriage

Did you know that ‘Common Law Marriage’ is a myth? There are quite literally millions of couples living together as a family unit who are not aware that our current laws fail to protect them as cohabitees. Cohabitation is a fast-growing area with couples making the decision to cohabit instead of marrying. There are no automatic [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Categories: Financial Matters, Separation|0 Comments

Drug & Alcohol Testing

This week the Ministry of Defence has provided guidance in relation to Children Cases where during the proceedings there has been drug and alcohol testing carried out. Police are investigating potential manipulation of results at two main companies used for providing expert evidence and Reports. This could affect whether a party makes an application to the [...]

By | December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Child law, Divorce, Financial Matters|0 Comments