Proportionality in proceedings

In the midst of litigation, it can sometimes be difficult for parties to retain a focus on the central strategy and objectives, as satellite issues are brought up distracting time, money and resources from the primary, central themes and points in dispute. In an effort to minimise the potential for this occurring, the court encourage parties to conduct the litigation …

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Family Assistance Orders – the underused tool to help children?

As of October 2014, there exists a statutory presumption that parental involvement in a child’s life, following family breakdown, is in the best interests of a child. In assessing contact and living arrangements for children, the court balances the need for children to have a relationship with the primary and secondary carer in an application for a Child Arrangements Orders (CAO). …

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What is the point in marriage?

Marriage rates continue to fall and more couples opt to cohabit than ever. Which begs the question; what is the point in marriage? Can the “No-Nup” and Family Justice Bill spell an end to traditional marriages in the UK? Calls made to offer unmarried couples more legal protection There have been calls recently to give unmarried couples the same kind …

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Minimising the cost of divorce

As of 2016, 44% of UK marriages end in separation. At a time of high-stress, both personally and financially, how can you make a divorce less costly? Here our team of London family solicitors discuss how minimising the cost of divorce is possible. Time is money – act fast As the old saying goes, time is money – and when …

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Protecting your children when divorcing abroad

When living in another country, you come to terms with the idea that its laws will apply to your everyday life. Protecting your children when divorcing abroad is vitally important. Many couples have their introduction to this by purchasing a property abroad, and having to abide by completely different sets of rules to their home country. The same goes for divorce: …