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Who pays the school fees on Divorce

Most of the clients I meet with, whether through mediation or to give advice to, whose children are in private education stretch themselves to ensure they can meet school fees. There are not many couples where school fees are met easily from either savings or income. However, the wish to educate their children privately is

Pensions and divorce

Kim Williams, from Kreston Reeves is our latest guest blogger. Kim discusses how your pension could be impacted by divorce and also covers how advice from both your financial advisor and specialist family lawyer can really help in achieving the best outcome. We have recently experienced an influx of clients who want to discuss how

Pre-Nuptial Agreements for Business Owners

Before addressing business owners and pre-nuptial agreements I felt it may be helpful to revisit some of the general principles that apply in relation to pre-nuptial agreements. What is a Pre-Nuptial Agreement? It is an agreement between two people about to get married/enter a civil partnership which sets out what they want to happen to

What happens if my ex stops paying spousal maintenance?

I have previously written a number of blogs about the tricky subject of spousal maintenance.  In the main I have addressed what the court looks at when considering when to make a spousal maintenance order. However, what happens when you are successful in obtaining a court order for spousal maintenance but the person ordered to

Committal proceedings – effective or a risky-game?

Here at Family Law Partners, our specialist divorce solicitors try to facilitate settlement out of court wherever possible. However, without disclosure by both parties, this simply isn’t possible. Similarly, without disclosure, a Judge is unlikely to order a financial settlement, as they would not know whether the settlement properly reflects the assets held between the

Please Sir may I have some more?

The Supreme Court has granted a former husband’s appeal in the case of Mills v Mills.  This case focussed on cross applications to vary a spousal maintenance order made in 2002 when Mr and Mrs Mills divorced. Mr and Mrs had been married for around 15 years and following their divorce they were able to