Family Law Related Articles

Dividing assets in a short marriage

Short marriage example: Sharp v Sharp 2017 It has long been the case that the family courts divide assets on divorce by reference to the “yardstick of equality”; following the…Read More

Maintenance for life?

 A cautionary note for Financial Advisors I am presently involved with a challenging but very interesting case involving the variation of spousal maintenance following divorce. My case involves the variation…Read More

Paying for divorce

It is fair to say divorce (and relationship breakdown for unmarried couples) is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. My clients often tell me that what…Read More

Financial provision on divorce

The purpose of this article is to explain how the court distributes assets and income on divorce. There is no standard formula for calculating appropriate financial provision on divorce. Instead,…Read More

Should Victims of Domestic Abuse be Cross Examined by Alleged Perpetrators?

Our Family Law Solicitor, Sara Anderson focuses on victims of domestic abuse in this article, and asks the question, should they be cross examined by alleged perpetrators? For a number…Read More

Trust between spouses at the time of divorce

ORJ Family Law Solicitor David Smith outlines some of the typical financial issues arising from separation and divorce. Upon divorce, trust between spouses can fall to an all-time low. This…Read More

Pensions on Divorce

At ORJ we are routinely instructed to advise spouses on their pension rights upon divorce. The following sets out the basics for clients to be aware of.   Pension rights are…Read More

DISPUTES ABOUT CHILDREN: What happens following a separation when you are accused of being an unfit parent?

Head of Family Law and Solicitor at ORJ Solicitors, Pavneet Matharu, explains the process of clearing your name and re-establishing contact with your children. There is a common misconception that…Read More

ORJ Solicitors welcomes Mike Vale to the family law team.

Stafford based ORJ Solicitors has announced the appointment of Mike Vale who joins as a director of the company’s family law team. Mike, a former joint Head of the Family…Read More

How to protect your share in the family home during divorce

If your marriage has broken down or you are going through a divorce, you may be unsure what your rights are in relation to the family home. Like make many…Read More