29 Jul 2020Read more
The law that governs financial settlements on divorce is a law of discretion. There are no rules which state how the assets should be divided, if spousal maintenance should be paid and if so how much should be paid and for how long. The law does however contain guidelines regarding what a judge should consider when deciding what an appropriate financial settlement is. These guidelines are contained in section 25 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. These are often referred to as the section 25 factors.
"There are no rules which state how the assets should be divided, if spousal maintenance should be paid and if so how much should be paid and for how long."
Fiona Wood, partner
16 Jun 2020
Due to Covid-19, many separated parents are trying to manage the shared care of their children, manage home schooling, and ensure that they are protecting themselves and their families from the virus. In recent weeks, we have seen in the press that many separated parents are fighting each other through the courts over whether their children should return to school as the lockdown is eased. Solicitor Jonathan Casey examines the issues.Read more
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