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Non-matrimonial property and the principle of sharing in financial remedy cases

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‘ Non-matrimonial property ’ and ‘ equal sharing ’ are two principles that family practitioners frequently come across when dealing with claims for financial remedy on divorce. Equal sharing of non-matrimonial property was recently...

Is there a fault in the law on divorce?

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Many are surprised to hear that there is actually only one ground for divorce in England and Wales being the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. This has been the position since 1973 and unless a married couple have been separated for at least two...

All you need to know about Child Maintenance

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Child Maintenance is the financial support towards a child’s everyday living costs. It’s considered one of the most important issues for separated parents. Many changes that have come into force over recent years, the most significant being that...

Could the leaked Panama papers lead to divorce financial settlements being opened up?

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Although it seems that the leaked Panama papers are causing a great headache for many politicians and high profile wealthy celebrities, there is increasing discussion amongst family practitioners that the publication of the leaked papers may also lead to...

Cohabitation Agreements - the good, the bad and the ugly

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In 2012 the Office of National Statistics revealed that cohabitation was the “fastest growing family type in the UK”. Despite its popularity, couples that choose to cohabit continue find themselves in a more vulnerable position to those that are...

What is a parenting plan, and do I need one?

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Separation and divorce is often a very difficult and emotional time for a family especially when children are involved. To assist parents think through and hopefully reach agreement on some if not all the issues impacting on their children parenting plans...

It only happens in the movies

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“ If ever there were a paradigm example of a case which demonstrates the need for more certainty in the law of financial remedies and nuptial agreements, this is surely it ”. Those were the words of Judge Nicholas Cusworth at a recent financial...

Divorce should not be like a "boxing match"

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“It’s awful. Don’t you think it’s awful? It’s like a boxing match” . Those were words of Mr Justice Holman in the Family Division of the High Court last week, upon hearing the evidence in the Fields multi-million pound...

Plans to help improve the enforcement of family financial orders

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It is widely acknowledged that Britain has one of the highest divorce rates in Europe. It is also acknowledged that many of those divorces are acrimonious and extremely costly for the parties involved. Imagine the shock and frustration when, having...

The Billion Dollar Prenup

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It is the unexpected divorce battle that has taken America and the investment world by storm. Ken Griffin, the 46 year old founder and Chief Executive of Citadel, one of the world’s most successful investment firms, surprised many last summer by...