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Divorce rate continues its downward trend

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on December 20th 2016 in All , FAMILY .

Divorce rate continues its downward trend

There were 111,169 divorces in England and Wales in 2014, a decrease of 3.1% compared with 2013 and a decline of 27% from a recent peak in 2003, according to the latest release of divorce figures by the Office for National Statistics.

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Get Proper Legal Representation for Family Law Cases

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on January 19th 2015 in All , FAMILY .

The growing volume of what are called “litigants in person” has been politically sensitive since much of Family Law was taken out of the scope of Legal Aid. Not so long ago Master of the Rolls Lord Dyson told a committee of MP's it was likely that the miscarriages of...

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Pre Nuptial Agreements

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on April 2nd 2014 in All , FAMILY .

A pre-nuptial agreement is a contract entered into between two people prior to their marriage confirming how their assets will be divided should they separate or divorce in the future.

Historically, pre-nuptial agreements were considered contrary to public policy in England and Walesand therefore void, despite the position being different in many European countries...

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Piercing the Corporate Veil

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on February 12th 2014 in All , FAMILY .

It is a fundamental principle of company law that a company has a separate legal personality from its members.  People therefore often hold assets in their company’s name rather than their own.  Previously this would have had a knock on effect in Matrimonial proceedings, meaning that the assets held in the company’s...

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Proposed Changes in Children Law

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on September 6th 2013 in All , FAMILY .

Changes in private family law proceedings in respect of children are in the process of being made which are intended to promote the resolution of disputes away from the Courts wherever possible. The main changes which are to be introduced by the provisions are:

  • The replacement of the 'Residence Order' and...

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Divorce and the Summer Holidays

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on September 6th 2013 in All , FAMILY .

Newly-divorced parents should take care when taking their children abroad on summer holidays warns our Partner Zoe Gaitskell. “Parents could face criminal prosecution if they do not return children promptly to their legal homes after the holidays”.

New figures reveal that the number of parental child abduction cases dealt with by...

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