Coronavirus: creating a will in uncertain times

At the time of writing this, 33,186 people have sadly had their lives taken away due to the Coronavirus outbreak. It’s an event that many cannot and wouldn’t think to […]

Coronavirus and its impact on family law

Not only has Covid-19 significantly impacted the way we work, shop and socialise but the virus has greatly impacted how we live day to day. For many families and individuals […]

Change on the horizon: no-fault divorce system is considered

Following a Government consultation into ‘no-fault’ divorce in December 2018, both family lawyers and the general public alike are now eagerly awaiting the response to the consultation which will determine […]

A guide to mirror wills – What are they and why are they important?

More than half of the UK adult population either choose to not have a will or simply don’t recognise the importance of one – but few realise the negative consequences […]

Protecting children from effects of divorce

children

Divorce is an extremely difficult and challenging process, with everybody involved being impacted in some way or another. This is no exception where children are concerned, and they can often […]

How do prenups affect couples?

Prenuptial

Prenuptial agreements (prenups) have been increasing in popularity, with couples looking to protect themselves following divorce. Although this seems like a reasonable and wise action to take, recent figures suggest […]

How to handle a divorce when adultery is involved

Adultery

Divorce proceedings are generally challenging situations at the best of times but divorces due to adultery can be even more so. The person wanting the divorce may well be full […]

How are surviving spouses treated in the UK?

Surviving spouses

“With all my worldly goods I thee endow”, it’s one of the basic assumptions of a marriage (or civil partnership). The spouse/civil partner (and any children born of the union) […]

3 common marriage myths debunked

Marriage Myths

Marriage is “Till death us do part” but the reality is that marital breakup is a fact of life in the 21st century. Just as the act of getting married […]

6 questions about prenuptial agreements

6 questions about prenups

Creating a prenuptial agreement (and therefore planning for a potential split) may seem like the complete opposite of what to do when you’re about to get married. However, creating a […]

Important considerations on pensions on divorce or dissolution

Pensions

Pensions are becoming an important consideration for us all, with many unsure about how they will secure their futures. Changes to the way pensions are dealt with have had a […]

Spousal maintenance – what you need to know

Spousal support - what you need to know

Spousal maintenance is not the same as child maintenance but it can be claimed upon divorce alongside any capital and pension claims. The payment is made by either by the […]