Divorce, separation and finances

Family mediation signposting

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Family mediation is one of the ways separating or divorcing couples can resolve matters relating to their finances and/or children. More …

Is Catholic separation set to become more straightforward?

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Firstly, it is important to remember that a Catholic annulment confirms that there was no valid marriage in the eyes of the church. A married couple may choose to obtain a civil divorce, but this will not be recognised by the church, and so many Catholics may seek a Catholic annulment after a civil divorce. More …

Important changes to pensions.

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Important changes are being introduced to pensions on 6th April 2015; new legislation is increasing the flexibility afforded to individuals in deciding how to operate their pensions. More …

Family team toast their finalist at awards dinner

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Members of Blake Morgan's Oxford family team joined their colleague Catherine Morgan to celebrate her success as a finalist in the "Working Women's Oscars". More …

Prest v Petrodel Resources Limited

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Recently, the Supreme Court was asked to consider the issues surrounding divorce and the transfer of company assets and property in the case of Prest v Petrodel Resources Limited [2013] UKSC 34. More …

International maintenance issues

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On 20 December 2012 new rules came in to force that have a far-reaching impact on the way maintenance disputes with international dimensions are dealt with and enforced. More …

Sharia divorce cases

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A recent High Court decision could open up the way for couples to refer a divorce dispute to a religious court to be settled. More …

Dealing with bankruptcy after divorce

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Over the last few months we have seen the court have to grapple with the difficult issue of bankruptcy following divorce. More …

Bankruptcy: A "shield" against financial claims on divorce?

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The recent case of Arif v Zar (18 July 2012) highlights the inherent tension between a debtor's duty to pay his creditors and his obligation under divorce law to make financial provision for his spouse. More …