19 Feb 2019
Parental alienation, as it has come to be known, is a term that has been used with increasing frequency in the debate over child contact, following the separation of the child(ren)'s parents. Donna Roberts explains.Read 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
14 Feb 2019
When married couples separate, the divorce itself is intended to be a straight forward procedure, even more so when no-fault divorce is made law. But with divorce comes the issue of resolving your financial arrangements. Everything relevant is considered: the assets of the marriage, which might be the matrimonial home and/or other properties - perhaps a holiday home - any business interests, savings, investments and, of course, pensions.Read more
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