Child Care

Reading

A judge once ordered the return of two little girls to their mother. They had been with their father for 14 months and he cared for them when their mother left to live with someone else. The judge decided that the children should return to live with their mother and the father appealed and lost…. Read more »

Pensions & Divorce

Signing Document

Pensions are complex and it is important that expert advice is received. Some pensions are ‘high risk’ which means lawyers will strongly advise you to obtain a pension report to ensure that the true value of the pension is known. For example public sector pensions and final salary/defined benefit schemes are likely to be undervalued…. Read more »

A Divorce & Financial Assets

Meeting

Our Family Law team were instructed by a wife who had filed an application for financial remedy. The husband and wife had been married for nine years with no children, they had been separated for 12 months, and she had obtained her decree absolute. She lived in a house that had belonged to her grandfather… Read more »

Civil Partnerships

Dissolution of a Civil Partnership A petition can be filed 12 months after the initial registration of a civil partnership but one of four conditions must be proved: The other person has behaved unreasonably; The parties have been separated for two years and the other party consents in writing; The other party has deserted you… Read more »