Last year saw the Supreme Court making a ruling that the decision of a child’s biological mother to remove the child to Pakistan, without the non-biological mother’s consent, did not cause the child to lose her English habitual residence, and therefore the English court retained full jurisdiction to make decisions about the child’s welfare. Why
Do you have clients who are locked in a bitter court battle over the arrangements for their children? Are you looking for a more constructive way forward, within the court system, without having to put your client through the stress of a fully contested trial? If so, help could be at hand. Pilot: settlement conferences
Foreign Pension, holiday home? Nothing is excluded on divorce. If you are getting divorced in England and Wales, you may be tempted to think that foreign assets – i.e. those held outside the jurisdiction – are excluded from consideration when it comes to sorting out finances. This is untrue. On divorce, spouses and civil partners
I have previously written about the desire of Family Law Partners to push the boundaries of innovation and legal practice. I described it in terms akin to “desire” and “obsession” that suggest a clinical condition rather than a business development objective. There is much hype, even within the quiet corridors of lawyers’ practices about innovation
There is an absolute requirement if finances are to be dealt with as part of a divorce that each person must provide full and frank financial disclosure. This means that information about all assets in your sole name or jointly with anyone else must be shown. This requirement of full and frank disclosure is required
Access to justice for all is a fundamental principle of the legal system in England and Wales. An essential part of this, in my opinion, is the need for our clients to be able to access a court or tribunal within a reasonable distance of their home. The sad reality is that many families in
The new year always sees a flurry of prediction pieces, however now the dust has settled on January and as we know a bit more about the likely impact of Brexit and the shape of a few key cases, we can take a more informed view of how 2017 might shape up for family lawyers.
In this Vlog Linda Lamb Accredited Mediator, Collaborative Lawyer, Arbitrator and Director at Family Law Partners explains what Child Arbitration is and the advantages of using this as an alternative to court proceedings.
Family Law Partners has announced the arrival of family law solicitor Lauren Waterton to its growing specialist team. A Resolution-trained Collaborative Lawyer, Lauren joins Family Law Partners from a West Sussex practice. Lauren specialises in matters including separation, divorce, matrimonial finances, nuptial agreements, cohabitee disputes and disputes around arrangements for children. In addition to being a
The times they are a changing, as they say. Not only is our profession being transformed by technology and innovative ways of meeting our clients’ needs, but forward-thinking legal advisors want something different for themselves. This means that lawyers are less and less willing to work in the traditional law firm model. We all know