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Jo Fassnidge

Time for no fault divorce?

Posted by Jo Fassnidge on August 7th 2018 in All , FAMILY .

Divorce has recently made the headlines when the Supreme Court ruled that Mrs Owens was not entitled to divorce her husband on the basis of his unreasonable behaviour.  In England and Wales, there is only one ground for divorce, namely that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.  This is proved...

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Zoe Gaitskell

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.

The number of...

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Zoe Gaitskell

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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Karen-Lee Watts

Children to be heard in family disputes

Posted by Karen-Lee Watts on September 30th 2014 in All , FAMILY .

Following the recent case of Re H (children) [2014] children will now be given a greater voice in the family justice system; enabling them to tell judges how they feel and what they think about the family disputes in which they are involved.  

The government has made a commitment that...

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Zoe Gaitskell

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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Zoe Gaitskell

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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