Family

Engendering confidence in the child maintenance system

The current ‘paper tiger’ maintenance scheme has been criticised by Mr Justice Mostyn for failing to support vulnerable receiving parents, explains Ph

14 Jun 2017

Court of Appeal departs from ‘blind application’ of equal sharing principle

Couples may take more relaxed attitude towards pre-nuptia

13 Jun 2017

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 Matthe

08 Jun 2017

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

07 Jun 2017

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 Pi

07 Jun 2017

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 use

07 Jun 2017

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

06 Jun 2017

Leading online divorce service buys law firm

Acquisition will increase reputational profile and keep profit

05 Jun 2017

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

Resolution will advise members to keep seeking constructiv

05 Jun 2017