Family

Ditch the ‘soulless initials’ and give children a voice

Judges hold the key to unlocking the potential of children in the family justice system, writes Matthew Rogers

Italy, England and the great maintenance debate

As long as English courts will continue to make generous awards to the financially weaker spouse, London's reputation as the divorce capital will hold firm, says Paul Hunt

Appropriate provision on divorce: needs must

While the fluid nature of financial proceedings on divorce can be frustrating for clients, it is preferable to a more prescriptive approach, argues Pippa Allsop

A clean break between divorce and money

Separating divorce proceedings from financial claims is a step in the right direction but more could easily be done to make the whole process more user friendly, says Hazel Wright

Turning over pebbles: when to stop seeking disclosure and make an offer instead

There comes a point when there has to be clear advice to the client that absent any soundly based dispute of fact, the FDR should be the final hearing, urges District Judge Howard Kemp

Leading online divorce service buys law firm

Acquisition will increase reputational profile and keep profits in-house

Unreasonable behaviour petitions ‘far more acrimonious’ since Owens v Owens

Resolution will advise members to keep seeking constructive solution