Category Archives for Divorce

Ask A Lawyer – Requirements for a divorce

Tina talks us through the grounds for divorce.

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How financial divorce settlements work

Shanida talks us through how financial divorce settlements work. ​

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Divorce – Departure from Equal Division ‘As Rare as White Leopards’

Equal division of assets in divorce is a norm that can very occasionally be departed from if one party to a marriage has made a stellar contribution to the marital wealth. However, as one High Court case

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Separation and Divorce – A Five Step Guide

1. PUT YOUR CHILDREN AT THE TOP OF THE AGENDA You don’t stop being a parent when you end your marriage. You will need to be able to co-parent in the future and the best way to ensure this goal can

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Millionaire Father’s Manoeuvring Brought to Nought by High Court

Fathers sadly often try to conceal their true resources from mothers of their children – but family judges are well able to spot such manoeuvring and ensure that justice is done. In one striking case,

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Paying Divorce Maintenance? Have Your Financial Circumstances Changed?

A decree absolute, ending a marriage, does not necessarily signal the end of judicial involvement in divorce. As one High Court case showed, financial arrangements can be revisited in the light of changed

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Family Judge Points Finger at Coma Toddler’s Bullying Father

When children suffer non-accidental injuries, suspicions inevitably follow and family courts are often called upon to perform the difficult task of identifying perpetrators. In one case, a judge pointed

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Equal Sharing Principle Rigorously Applied in £1 Billion Divorce Case

The equal sharing principle applies in the vast majority of divorce cases nowadays – even where the sums of money involved are truly enormous. In one High Court case exactly on point, a billionaire oil

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Has the Time Finally Come for ‘No Fault’ Divorce? – Court of Appeal Ruling

In an important decision, the Court of Appeal has called upon Parliament to consider the introduction of ‘no fault’ divorce that does not depend upon either unreasonable behaviour or

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Divorced Businessman Pays £2.7 Million Price of Failing to Disclose Assets

Anyone tempted to hide their assets in divorce proceedings should take careful note of a case in which a businessman paid a £2.7 million price for his failure to be frank with his ex-wife. She was awarded

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