What does political instability and market volatility mean for separating couples? – Family Law

‘What does political instability and market volatility mean for separating couples?’

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Family Law, 20th January 2023

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

A mediator’s take on the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory’s latest report – Family Law

Posted January 16th, 2023 in children, dispute resolution, divorce, families, family courts, news by tracey

‘Another month, and the publishing of another detailed academic report considering the experiences of parents and their children who have been through a separation. This particular report, “Separating Families: Experiences of separation and support”, was published by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory, with research carried out by University of Bristol. When the key findings first landed on my desk, I must say I was keen to delve into the detail having seen that the main focus of the programme of evidence was to increase understanding of private law proceedings in England and Wales, and in particular the types of support that families drew on to manage the process of separation without using the courts.’

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Family Law, 16th January 2023

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Speech by the President of the Family Division: When families fall apart, do they fall too easily into court? – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 7th, 2022 in arbitration, children, dispute resolution, divorce, families, family courts, judges, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by the President of the Family Division: When families fall apart, do they fall too easily into court?’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 31st October 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Separating couples should “try almost anything” before going to court – Legal Futures

Posted November 2nd, 2022 in arbitration, children, dispute resolution, divorce, families, family courts, judges, news by sally

‘Separating couples should “try almost anything” before turning to the courts, the president of the Family Division has said, arguing that there has “got to be a better way” to resolve child disputes in particular.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd November 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Family lawyers and judges “need menopause training” – Legal Futures

‘A large majority of women (76%) who have experienced divorce or separation and the menopause believe family lawyers and judges should have training on the issue so they can “factor it into their cases”.’

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Legal Futures, 21st October 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Family lawyers and judges “need menopause training” – Legal Futures

‘A large majority of women (76%) who have experienced divorce or separation and the menopause believe family lawyers and judges should have training on the issue so they can “factor it into their cases”.’

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Legal Futures, 21st October 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Financial Remedy Update, October 2022 – Family Law Week

‘Stephanie Hawthorn and Abigail Pearse, associates, at Mills & Reeve LLP consider the most important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during September 2022.’

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Family Law Week, 17th October 2022

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Case Preview: Unger and Anor (in substitution for Hasan) v Ul-Hasan (deceased) and Anor – UKSC Blog

‘In this post, Grant Arnold, a paralegal in the litigation team at CMS, previews the decision awaited from the Supreme Court in Unger and Anor (in substitution for Hasan) v Ul-Hasan (deceased) and Anor.’

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UKSC Blog, 17th October 2022

Source: ukscblog.com

Financial Remedy Update, September 2022 – Family Law Week

Posted September 20th, 2022 in bankruptcy, divorce, financial provision, news, pensions by tracey

‘Sue Brookes, Principal Associate at Mills & Reeve LLP consider the most important news and case law relating to financial remedies during August 2022.’

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Family Law Week, 15th September 2022

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Few couples applying for joint divorce, HMCTS figures reveal – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 20th, 2022 in divorce, news, statistics by tracey

‘Take-up of a landmark provision designed to remove “unnecessary finger-pointing” from the divorce process remains comparatively low, according to government figures.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th September 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

How can parents minimise the impact of separation on children with SEND? – 3PB

Posted September 1st, 2022 in chambers articles, children, divorce, news, special educational needs by sally

‘Anthony Collins Solicitors’ associate solicitor Kadie Bennett and 3PB’s specialist family and education law barrister Aimee Fox look at Children Act proceedings and the considerations that parents of a child with SEND may find helpful.’

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3PB, September 2022

Source: www.3pb.co.uk

Financial Remedy Update, August 2022 – Family Law Week

Posted August 26th, 2022 in bills, divorce, families, family courts, financial provision, Law Commission, marriage, news by tracey

‘Nicola Rowling, Professional Support Lawyer, Emily Elvin-Poole, Associate and Caitlin Levins, Trainee Solicitor at Mills & Reeve LLP consider the most important news and case law relating to financial remedies during July 2022.’

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Family Law Week, 23rd August 2022

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Capital Gains Tax: transfers of assets between spouses and civil partners in the process of separating – Family Law

Posted August 19th, 2022 in capital gains tax, civil partnerships, divorce, families, married persons, news by tracey

‘The government has published proposals to change the rules that apply to transfers of assets between spouses and civil partners who are in the process of separating. It provides that they be given up to three years in which to make no gain or no loss transfers of assets between themselves when they cease to live together; and unlimited time if the assets are the subject of a formal divorce agreement.’

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Family Law, 19th August 2022

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

The rights of cohabiting partners – UK Parliament

Posted August 12th, 2022 in cohabitation, divorce, families, news by tracey

‘This is a House of Commons Committee report, with recommendations to government. The Government has two months to respond.’

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UK Parliament, 4th August 2022

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Frederick Barclay avoids jail as high court gives him three months to pay ex-wife – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2022 in divorce, families, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Judge rebukes former Ritz hotel owner for failing to pay £100m divorce settlement.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

No-Fault Divorce: A Step Forward for the LGBTQ Community – Family Law

‘The introduction of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 on 6 April 2022, bringing in the long-awaited “no-fault divorce”, is considered to be one of the most significant reforms of family law in many years. Although not widely commented on, it also potentially signifies an important step for the LGBTQ community.’

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Family Law, 21st July 2022

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Financial Remedy Update, July 2022 – Family Law Week

Posted July 18th, 2022 in divorce, families, family courts, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Stephanie Hawthorn and Abigail Pearse, associates, at Mills & Reeve LLP consider the most important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during June 2022.’

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Family Law Week, 14th July 2022

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

A guide to protecting non-matrimonial assets in divorce – Family Law

Posted July 14th, 2022 in divorce, financial provision, matrimonial home, news by tracey

‘A key consideration in any divorce is how to divide your assets. Assets which are acquired or built up during the marriage (matrimonial or marital assets) are generally divided equally. But what if you came into the marriage with significant premarital wealth or received a substantial inheritance before or after your separation? You may feel that it is unfair for these assets to be divided at all, and you may want to protect them in the event of a divorce.’

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Family Law, 14th July 2022

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

News focus: Divorcing couples are increasingly seeking joint representation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 12th, 2022 in divorce, legal representation, legal services, news, solicitors by tracey

‘Separating couples are increasingly asking to be represented by the same solicitor. Those involved believe this “one lawyer” service could be the future – and not just for family law.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th July 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

A guide to protecting non-matrimonial assets in divorce – Family Law

‘A key consideration in any divorce is how to divide your assets. Assets which are acquired or built up during the marriage (matrimonial or marital assets) are generally divided equally. But what if you came into the marriage with significant premarital wealth or received a substantial inheritance before or after your separation? You may feel that it is unfair for these assets to be divided at all, and you may want to protect them in the event of a divorce.’

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Family Law, 6th July 2022

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk