alienation

Parental alienation increase demands fresh guidance from CAFCASS

Cafcass – the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service – have released new guidance designed to help their welfare officers identify and appropriately assess cases which may feature “parental alienation”.  For many years now, those charged with looking after children’s welfare have been aware of parental alienation in family law proceedings, which has been supplemented by a growing …

spousal

Spousal maintenance – what to consider

Sir Nicholas Mostyn recently spoke at the Devon and Somerset Law Society on the issue of spousal maintenance, highlighting the future of how the courts will deal with these payments. A spousal maintenance award is properly made where the parties’ Financial Statements and supporting evidence illustrates that choices made during the marriage have generated hardship and financial need on behalf …