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Navigating The Silver Split
Divorce for the older couple will no doubt become a hot topic once again in the wake of the Chancellor's 2016 autumn statement...
UK
10 Feb 2017
2
Parental Responsibility: Is There Soon To Be A Change In The ‘Force'?
For unmarried fathers in Jersey, knowing what rights and responsibilities one has for one's children can be confusing. In the UK the situation is somewhat simpler:
Jersey
12 Oct 2016
3
How To Avoid The Wars Of The Roses
Divorce carries the reputation of being one of life's most traumatic experiences. There are, however, many misconceptions about divorce proceedings which can be easily dispelled.
Bermuda
13 Sep 2016
4
Keep It Seperate, Keep It Safe?
It is natural to think that the inheritance you received is yours alone, or that the shares in the business you owned before you married will always be ring-fenced just for you.
Jersey
7 Sep 2015
5
Judge Rules Divorced Wives To Get A Job… Or Perhaps Not?
The topic of spousal maintenance has made the front page and headlines in several national newspapers and caught the attention of thousands of divorcing couples throughout the UK and Channel Islands.
Jersey
23 Apr 2015
6
After Happily Ever After, Who Gets The Golden Eggs?
Although the court cannot directly order the sale of a company to fund a party’s settlement, such a sacrifice can be the intended and inevitable consequence of the orders made.
Bermuda
9 Mar 2015
7
Whose Bonus Is It Anyway?
Writing out a cheque in settlement of an ex-spouse’s claim in divorce proceedings can be an unedifying experience at the best of times.
Jersey
11 Apr 2014
8
Prescription: Prenup
Prenuptial agreements may soon have the weight of an enforceable contract if Parliament adopts the recently published recommendations of the Law Commission.
Jersey
17 Mar 2014
9
Where There Is A Will, There May Be A (Costly) Way
Family disputes over the provisions of a will are a relatively common occurrence in Bermuda courts.
Bermuda
10 Mar 2014
10
Thanks, But No Thanks - Where Legacies Cause Problems
Where a testator or testatrix makes a specific bequest in his or her will it is almost without exception done with the intention of benefitting the recipient of that bequest.
Jersey
30 Jan 2014
11
Friends With Benefits
For anyone embroiled in, or embarking on family law proceedings, it is worth bearing in mind the financial advantages for both of you in remaining on amicable terms with your ex-spouse.
Bermuda
12 Aug 2013
12
Succession Planning For Family Businesses
As the private client industry in Jersey seeks to attract clients from the emerging jurisdictions it is likely to become increasingly involved with putting in place succession planning and asset protection structures that relate to family businesses.
Jersey
10 Jun 2013
13
Keeping It In The Family
A discussion on the treatment of inherited property in divorce proceedings.
Jersey
22 Apr 2013
14
You Can't Touch This!
Hailed by some as a victory for wealthy individuals seeking to safeguard their assets, the recent landmark English Court of Appeal judgment in Petrodel v Prest has caused shockwaves in the arena of family law and reversed, at least for now, the court's power to plunder company assets in divorce cases.
UK
18 Feb 2013
15
Inheriting Property?
You may at some point in your life be fortunate enough to inherit property in Jersey. Great, easypeasy, just hand over the keys and I’ll be on my way.
Jersey
26 Oct 2012
16
The Recession Effect
We are all aware of how the recession has affected global, local and our own personal finances.
Jersey
24 Jul 2012
17
Easy Come, Easy Go - To What Extent Are Your Most Valued Assets Protected On Divorce?
What happens if your marriage is on the rocks and you receive a windfall? Does your soon to be ex-partner have a claim on this stroke of good fortune? How much of your partner’s pre-acquired wealth are you entitled to on divorce? The article highlights some real life examples.
Jersey
27 Feb 2012
18
A Degree Of Certainty? Pre-Nups In Jersey
The recent spate of high profile, big money divorce cases appears to be creating a ripple effect among those wishing to avoid a similar experience.
Jersey
10 Dec 2008
19
A Moment Of Harmony
The attitude of the English matrimonial courts to offshore trusts has long been laced with suspicion. It has not been unknown for offshore trusts to be used, traditionally by husbands, to place assets beyond the reach of their wives.
Jersey
10 Dec 2008
20
Going Dutch With A Fixed Trust
In the recent case of In the Matter of the Turino Consolidated Ltd Retirement Trust [2008] JRC100, the Royal Court considered the variation of a fixed trust.
Jersey
10 Dec 2008
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