Category: Family Law

‘Interesting Times’ ahead in family law?

‘Interesting Times’ ahead in family law? Family Law

President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, addressed the Resolution Conference on 5 April and spoke about major changes that were likely to impact family law in the next year. Along with Brexit, he addressed the increasing case load of the family courts and called for radical reform to working practices and processes. There […]

Arbitration – a sensible choice for dispute resolution

Arbitration – a sensible choice for dispute resolution arbitration-agreement

A recent ruling has demonstrated that in family proceedings, arbitration awards or orders will now be recognised and enforced by the courts, cementing the useful role that arbitration can have. Arbitration in family proceedings has been used for seven years in relation to financial matters. It is a quicker and less stressful alternative to full […]

Entitlement to post-separation earnings – C v C (2018)

Entitlement to post-separation earnings – C v C (2018) family-law

In C v C [2018] EWHC 3186 (Fam) Mrs Justice Roberts applied the principle which was confirmed by the Court of Appeal in the recent case of Waggott -v- Waggott. The case, which involved entitlement to post-separation income, hinged on the question;  “Is an earning capacity capable of being a matrimonial asset to which the sharing principle applies and in […]

Divorce reform should be pushed through – for the sake of the children

Divorce reform should be pushed through – for the sake of the children separating with children

A recent poll carried out by YouGov has highlighted the fact that people are keen for divorce reforms to be implemented, to reduce the impact that divorce under the current rules can have on many people, especially children. Resolution, an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach […]

Separating when you have children –

Separating when you have children – separating with children

The end of a relationship can be a difficult time for everybody involved, and that includes the children of the family. However, it’s much easier to make arrangements amicably between both parents than it is to apply to the court for a child arrangement order. Unfortunately, it’s a common problem that when parents separate, they […]

Cafcass publishes new assessment framework

Cafcass publishes new assessment framework

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has been looking into ways to support children involved in private law cases and has recently come up with a new framework to support their work and help assess the effects that family law proceedings can have on children. Cafcass represents children in family court cases in England and […]

Shared Parenting – Tightening up the Law

Shared Parenting – Tightening up the Law Family Law

When parents split, their children are expected to be at the forefront of their parents’ minds – will they live with one parent or share their time with both? When will they see the other parent? Who has the final say on major decisions, if anyone? It can be a difficult time for parents and […]