The Risks of Not Finalising Financial Matters on Divorce

Divorce brings marriage to an end, however, many people are unaware that divorce itself does not sever the financial ties between couples. The only way to achieve this is to obtain a final financial court order. It is vital to obtain a financial order setting out how marital assets will be shared upon divorce, otherwise, [...]

2023-10-06T10:19:38+00:00October 6th, 2023|Family Law|0 Comments

Husband’s Common Law Duty to Provide for a Wife No Longer Relevant

Under Section 27 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 73), a party to a marriage may apply to the Court for financial provision where the other party has failed to maintain them or a child of the marriage. There was formerly a common law duty for a husband to provide for a wife. This [...]

2022-07-28T11:08:57+00:00July 28th, 2022|Matrimonial|0 Comments

Changes to Divorce Laws

On 6th April 2022 the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force, bringing about significant changes to divorce laws and procedures. Under the new rules there will no longer be a requirement to blame the other party or wait for a minimum of 2 years separation before seeking a divorce. It will [...]

2022-06-23T09:47:38+00:00March 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Twenty-eight divorce petitions dismissed

In the recent case of Yorston & Ors, Re (Matrimonial Causes Act 1973: Improper Petitions), the Family Court dismissed 28 divorce petitions, all of which alleged unreasonable behaviour. The petitions had all been drafted by the same company on behalf of the petitioner and contained identical particulars and behaviour allegations. The Family Court found that [...]

2022-06-23T09:44:22+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Matrimonial|0 Comments

No Fault Divorce will come into force on 6 April 2022

It has been announced that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force on 6th April 2022. This will allow married couples to divorce without assigning blame. Currently the law provides that unless a couple lives separately for at least 2 years then they may only divorce if one person blames the [...]

2022-06-23T09:53:23+00:00June 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Conclusion to High Profile £450m Divorce Battle

The ex-wife of a Russian billionaire has won a High Court case against her eldest son after he was found to have helped his father protect his assets from his mother’s claims. After an award of £453,576,152 was made in December 2016, Mrs Justice Knowles described Mrs Akhmedova as having been the ‘victim of a [...]

2021-04-29T18:43:54+00:00April 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lancaster Family Justice professionals mark good divorce week 2020 with free advice sessions

We are showing our support for Good Divorce Week 2020 by offering free advice sessions and reduced rate appointments to families later this month.   Good Divorce Week is an annual campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their children first. Organised by Resolution, a community of more than 6,500 family [...]

2020-11-19T15:08:30+00:00November 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feedback Friday

We have recently received great feedback from a client for Anna Wilkinson, one of our solicitors who specialises in matrimonial and family law: "Anna was extremely helpful throughout, very quick and efficient. I feel like she went above and beyond explaining everything to me and led to an excellent conclusion. Very happy with the service [...]

2020-10-23T07:08:45+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Costs in Family Proceedings

In family law proceedings each party will usually be responsible for their own legal fees. However, in the recent case of OG v AG, when the Court was being asked to consider an application for costs, penalties were imposed against both parties for their litigation conduct and failure to negotiate. The husband’s litigation misconduct lead [...]

2020-09-21T17:53:01+00:00September 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Divorce on the Farm

A divorce can have a disastrous effect on a farming business which, usually, are much more difficult to deal with than other businesses. Our highly skilled, experienced lawyers have in-depth knowledge and expertise in dealing with farming partnerships and divorces and can help you to protect and preserve your farming business during this difficult time. [...]

2018-02-09T17:24:26+00:00February 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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