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(April) Pension Reforms and their significance to those divorced or seeking divorce

1st April sees the introduction of the government’s pension reforms which were announced in last years’  budget.  Though they have been widely reported very little has been said about the…Read More

Decree Absolute cuts the ties, but not the purse strings

Ask yourself this question... If you were married for three years, had a child together then separated, would you think it right that the assets of the relationship should be…Read More

Prenuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements: What’s all the Fuss About?

You are no doubt becoming more aware of the concept of Prenuptial and Post-Nuptial agreements. They are now frequently mentioned in the media and on solicitor’s websites. However, often very…Read More

OWENS -V- OWENS: Where do we go from here?

The family law community was in a state of suspense today as the Supreme Court handed down its highly anticipated judgement in the case of Owens -v- Owens. The case…Read More

Husband wins his appeal against an order to pay his former wife’s housing costs

Mills v Mills 2018 – In the Supreme Court Husband wins his appeal against an order to pay his former wife’s housing costs I recently wrote a short article titled…Read More

Will I lose my rights in connection with the family home if I move out?

As family lawyers, we are frequently approached by clients who are panicked and distressed about their living arrangements and rights in connection with the family home, following separation. This article…Read More

Married, but not married - Is my religious marriage recognised in the UK?

The UK is one of the more ethnically diverse and multicultural nations in the world. It is therefore no surprise that the UK sees its people celebrate their marriages in…Read More

The Pensions Series: Beware applying for Decree Absolute where there are pensions

Over recent years I have observed an increasing number of litigants’-in-person (private individuals dealing with their own legal matters) filing for divorce. Indeed, to assist, the Court Service has amended…Read More

Marriage rates are down and cohabitation is up; which could be much more important than you might think

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that marriage rates continue to fall. In 2015 there were 239,020 marriages; a record low. Compared with 2005, marriage rates…Read More

Dealing with Parental Alienation during a Relationship Breakdown

Parental alienation is a situation in which one parent (usually the resident parent but not exclusively) poisons their child against the non-resident parent. Parental alienation often occurs following the hostile…Read More