Divorce, separation and finances

The silver divorce

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Divorce is unpleasant at the best of times but when you are merely a few years away from an anticipated happy retirement with your spouse it is particularly galling to find yourself in the midst of marital difficulties. More …

What happens when parents separate regarding the time they each spend with their children?

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A look at different scenarios and the court's approach, endorsing the option of family mediation. More …

Client guide: Final hearings in financial remedy proceedings

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A client guide to final hearings in financial remedy proceedings. More …

The relevance of conduct in divorce

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An initial question commonly asked by clients when seeking advice is the extent to which their spouse's behaviour may be taken into account when dividing matrimonial finances. More …

Women and the law

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How has the position of women changed over the last few centuries? Our expert considers how the law has changed since Jane Austen's time. More …

All's fair with a cohabitation agreement

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A cohabitation agreement is the most widely forgotten stage of moving in together, creating a high margin for error when it comes to individual financial outcomes in the event of a split. More …

Personal Injury compensation and relationship separation

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When you have received compensation from a personal injury claim, the compensation can become a sticking point if subsequently you divorce or separate from your partner or spouse. More …

Family: Your business

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During the last decade or so there have been three court decisions which have impacted upon the business client, generally to their advantage. More …

A rise in child abductions following divorce

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There has in recent years been a rise in reported cases of parents abducting their children following separation or divorce. Sometimes these cases are high profile and widely reported in the press. More …

On your divorce, do you need to worry about the press airing your dirty laundry in public?

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A recent case involving a husband and wife's financial claims arising from their divorce will provide some comfort to those worried that their dirty laundry will be aired in public. More …