Mondaq UK: Family and Matrimonial
Withers LLP
Nobody enters a marriage thinking it will end, but recent figures from the Office of National Statistics show that 42% of marriages now end in divorce.
Expatriate Law
Did you know that the country you choose to divorce in can directly impact what assets you're left with? Or that being an unmarried expat couple is a legal issue in some countries?
Expatriate Law
Suzie and Joe are British, but live in Dubai with their 2 children aged 4 and 6. They had been living in Dubai for 5 years and were happy there until their marriage began to deteriorate.
Withers LLP
The divorce of Mr and Mrs Owens reached the Supreme Court in May this year, fuelling the debate about whether divorce law in England and Wales is outdated and needs to be reformed.
Withers LLP
Although England and Wales has a discretionary financial system on divorce giving Judges power to consider what is fair, issues of jurisdiction are binary
Withers LLP
Starting financial proceedings in England and Wales puts in place a court timetable. Parties may resolve their case amicably at any time, but absent agreement, there will be at least 3 court hearings
Wrigleys Solicitors
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is about to launch a mediation pilot scheme to deal with family conflicts about powers of attorney.
DQ Advocates
In the unfortunate event of a marriage breaking down, the majority of people have little knowledge of the divorce procedure and how to go about resolving any associated issues.
Michelmores LLP
To date there has been little authority for the interpretation of family trusts.
6 King's Bench Walk
A statute's silence, in this sense, does not stop it from speaking.
Hewitsons LLP
The High Court has rejected a claim by Mrs Bhusate, that she is the sole beneficial owner of a London house occupied with the deceased until his death in 1990.
Hewitsons LLP
A charity worker, Julie Sayles, was ordered to pay back more than £300,000 which she had swindled from Edith Negus, a vulnerable 102 year old woman.
Withers LLP
Fancy having a lawyer, otherwise uninvolved in your case, witness your private Family law proceedings? Is the "greater" public good eclipsing the privacy of the individual? Ollie Guest suggests...
Hodge Jones & Allen LLP
Private client lawyer Nicola Waldman shares the most common ‘excuses' she hears from people procrastinating over making a will.
Withers LLP
Let's start at the beginning: What is an FDR? It is a court appointment (attendance is compulsory) for parties to seek the advice of a Judge regarding the likely outcome of the case and to try...
Hewitsons LLP
Theresa May has announced that all couples in England and Wales will be able to choose to have a civil partnership, instead of marriage, after the Supreme Court held it is unlawful that opposite sex couples don't have the same right to choose.
Clarke Willmott LLP
Have you ever considered what would happen if you die without a Will? Research suggests that most people would rather go on holiday than make a Will, but making a Will is arguably one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family.
Clarke Willmott LLP
Statistics from the Office of National Statistics show that in 2017 there were 190,000 same sex families in the UK of which over half were co-habiting couples rather than spouses or civil partners.
Clarke Willmott LLP
A property and finance lasting power of attorney (LPA) confers extensive powers on the attorney to deal with the financial affairs of the person granting the LPA (the donor).
Expatriate Law
If you are a British national who is resident in Japan, it is possible for you to divorce there, provided that you are able to satisfy the grounds for divorce.
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