News relating to: Family money
Are future earnings taken account of in a divorce settlement?
If you are contemplating getting divorced then your future financial security is likely to be a key concern, particularly if you gave up or compromised a promising career to look after children and support your spouse in their career. High ...Read more
Can families receive justice with remote hearings in the Family Court?
The Remote Access Family Court has enabled large parts of the family justice system to continue to operate during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each day, justice is dispensed over the internet by judges sitting at computer screens often in their own ...Read more
Alternative ways of getting a divorce settlement during lockdown
It has been 11 weeks since the official COVID-19 lockdown began, and the doors of the family courts have remained firmly shut, leaving couples in the middle of a financial dispute in their divorce, in limbo. Although the courts are ...Read more
What happens to child maintenance if income is reduced due to furlough, lay-off or redundancy?
In the last month, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has had a devastating effect on many family incomes and, although the first priority must be our health, safety and wellbeing, for most it is a very worrying time with regards to ...Read more
Family and children and coronavirus FAQs
We are living in worrying times and while we are all anxious about the health risks arising from the coronavirus pandemic, there are additional concerns for parents of young children. Alongside disruption to schooling and usual routines, there may be ...Read more
How to propose a prenup this Valentine’s Day
f thoughts of marriage are in the air this Valentine’s Day, but you are keen to protect your existing financial position, then you may want to consider proposing a prenuptial agreement. Pre-nuptial agreements or pre-civil agreements, more commonly known as ‘pre-nups’, ...Read more
Pre-nuptial agreements – parents should insist?
As summer approaches, we are entering the busiest few months for people getting married no doubt hoping that the sun, along with their guests, will adorn a hat and come out to play. By now, wedding planning will be in ...Read more
Ex wife can make financial application 30 years after divorce finalised says Supreme Court
The recently reported decision of the Supreme Court of Kathleen Wyatt and Dale Vince highlights the importance of ensuring your matrimonial finances are finalised as soon as possible after the divorce if not contemporaneous with it. In this case Ms ...Read more
Prenuptial agreements should be legally binding in divorce cases says Law Commission
In its recently published Report on “Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements” the Law Commission has stated that prenuptial agreements should be legally binding in divorce cases. Prenuptial agreements, pre-nups, and pre-marital arrangements are all terms that refer to a contract ...Read more