When clients complete their Form E, a lengthy document which should give full, frank and honest disclosure of their entire financial position, they are often under a misapprehension about the value of the contents of their homes and their personal items, such as jewellery.
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The test for imprisonment for non payment of maintenance following divorce is in dire need of simplification, High Court judge Mr Justice Holman has declared.
In Constanides v Constanides, the wife had gone to court to seek enforcement of a
Cohabiting parents will soon account for half of all breakdowns in the UK, according to new figures from the Marriage Foundation.
Only around 19 per cent of parents are unmarried but they currently account for 48 per cent of all family breakdowns, the campaign group claims.
Newly-weds who reveal a subconscious negative reaction to photos of their spouse are more likely to divorce, US researchers have reported.
A team led by Professor James McNulty of Florida State University used a test designed to reveal
As I mentioned in this post, this week is the second Family Dispute Resolution Week organised by Resolution, the association of family lawyers. The aim is to raise awareness of alternatives to court for separating couples and their
“A man scorned is much more dangerous than a woman #Nigella” tweeted Rosa Monckton two days ago, in reference to her sister-in law Nigella Lawson and the celebrity chef’s ex-husband Charles Saatchi. What will eventually happen in the current headline-hogging trial of the Italian
This week is the second Family Dispute Resolution Week held by Resolution, the association of family lawyers “committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes”. To coincide with this, Resolution has published an advice
Cases of sufficient complexity to reach court need the input of lawyers, a High Court judge has declared.
Giving judgement in the case of Re C, a complex child contact dispute, Lord Justice Ryder said there
Just 51 per cent of people would consider alternatives to court if they were divorcing, a new poll suggests.
Family law organisation Resolution commissioned a survey of 4,000 adults across the UK.
A Russian woman who won a record-breaking £53 million settlement from her former husband has been awarded additional legal costs of more than £1.5 million.
The unnamed woman separated from her husband, a highly successful businessman also
So now we know the decision in Young v Young. Mrs Young has been awarded £20 million, but she is not at all happy. She believes she should have got a lot more, and she has suggested that she may appeal.
Now, I don't know whether Mr Justice Moor's estimate of Mr Young's worth
Married couples in which only one partner drinks heavily are more likely to divorce than those in which both do, a new study suggests.
Researchers from the Research Institute on Addictions at the University of Buffalo followed 634 couples through the first nine years of their marriage.
The Children and Families Bill 2013 – the end of residence and contact by guest blogger Jennifer Hollyer
One of the most gut-wrenching aspects of separation and divorce is coming to terms with the idea that arrangements will have to be made with respect to the children and the resulting realisation that this may mean that both parties are unable to spend as much time with them as they once did.
As mentioned here, the week began with a disagreement between Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove and domestic violence charity Women’s Aid over whether or not domestic violence is a “life choice”. Now, I’m not going to
Michelle Young has been awarded £20 million in the High Court.
Mr Justice Moor said her estranged husband Scot Young hid assets of £45 million from her during their protracted and acrimonious divorce proceedings, and ruled that she should receive half as a
A woman engaged in financial remedy (settlement) proceedings with her estranged husband has successfully appealed after the original legal order was set aside.
In Duncan v Duncan, the wife’s legal representative discovered the day before the
Yesterday I mentioned the way some well-known cases come to seem like old friends to us lawyers. Another example of the genre cropped up in a law report that appeared on Bailii yesterday. It is one of the best known “old friends”: White v White.
But I am getting ahead of myself. The report in question concerned the
Here’s a story that will give anyone who has ever dreamt of winning the lottery pause for thought: a couple who won an enormous £148 million on the lottery have separated.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford from Suffolk hit the jackpot in August last year, winning a total of
Some cases that have been around for a while seem like old friends. So it is with Dawson v Wearmouth. Decided by the House of Lords in 1999, it is still the leading case on the often highly contentious subject of changing a child’s name.
As far as I am aware, the recent case of Assoun v Assoun is the first reported case to feature the new ‘Orders for payment in respect of legal services’ provision, under section 22ZA of the Matrimonial Causes Act, since it came into force in April.
It’s strange how often valuable assets disappear just when couples split up.
Now, a cynic might say that this is an example of one party deliberately hiding the assets to prevent their ex from getting their hands on them.
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Marilyn Stowe is the senior partner in Stowe Family Law, which has offices in Yorkshire, Cheshire and London. With more than 30 years’ experience handling divorce cases and family law proceedings she is regarded as one of the most formidable and sought after divorce lawyers in the UK. In 2012, Marilyn became one of the first solicitors to qualify as a family law arbitrator.
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