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Divorce law blog

Law commission to review financial provision on divorce

09/02/2012   By: Caitlin Jenkins
Law commission to review financial provision on divorce

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A cautionary tale for cohabiting couples

23/01/2012   By: Katherine Kennedy
The long running saga of Kernott and Jones finally came to an end in November 2011, after some three years of litigation, appearances before 4 levels of courts and the opinions, indeed Judgements, of some 10 Judges, from the original trial judge at Southend on Sea county court to Judges sitting in the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court.

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Kernott v. Jones - the story so far

08/11/2011   By: Katherine Kennedy
The appeal from the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court was heard in May and the Judgement of Lord Walker, Lady Hale, Lord Collins, Lord Kerr and Sir Nicholas Wilson is expected this Wednesday.  Below is an outline of the case to date.

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Pre marital agreements - one year on

20/10/2011   By:
A year ago today the judgment in the landmark Radmacher case was handed down by the Supreme Court. This judgment led to what is almost a presumption in favour of pre (and post ) marital agreements being upheld in England and Wales, in certain circumstances.

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Transparency on legal fees

10/10/2011   By:
The chief Legal Ombudsman, Adam Sampson, has recently spoken to the Daily Telegraph about the problems surrounding legal fees. The Legal Ombudsman opened its doors on 6 October 2010 and is the body to whom clients can formally complain about their lawyers.

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New court forms - don’t get caught out!

19/04/2011   By: Caitlin Jenkins
People and solicitors who are involved in court proceedings in the family courts have to use new court forms as of 6 April 2011.

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Law Commission Consultation on pre-marital agreements is now closed

12/04/2011   By:
On 11 January 2011 the Law Commission published its consultation paper on Marital Property Agreements. The consultation invited comment from specialists and the general public on the proposed reform of the law relating to pre-marital agreements (or "pre-nups"). The deadline for comments closed on 11 April.

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Court of Appeal decision in Jones v. Jones promotes pre-nups

31/01/2011   By:
In Jones the Court of Appeal have done more for the promotion of pre-nuptial agreements.

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Government to overhaul child maintenance system

13/01/2011   By: Nicola Rowlings
Families Minister, Maria Miller, has confirmed that the government are looking to overhaul the child maintenance system in what will be the biggest change in this area of family breakdown for over a decade.

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To pre-nup or not to pre-nup - that is the question...

11/01/2011   By:
Should a couple be able to make a firm agreement - before they get married or enter a civil partnership - about what should happen to their property if their relationship ends? Or should the law remain as it stands, that the courts decide if their agreement is enforceable?

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