Drug & Alcohol Testing

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

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 [...]

Family Law and Financial Proceedings

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

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. [...]

Divorce Proceedings – Contested Cases

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

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 [...]

Finance & Divorce

By | October 27th, 2017|Categories: Divorce, Financial Matters|

When it comes to Divorce you also need to be considering your financial matters including your matrimonial assets. It is not only the final financial order that is important, whether this is by Consent or (within proceedings) by the Court’s Order, but also your disclosure. It is absolutely vital that parties communicate their financial position by [...]