Consent Orders: Triumph or Disaster? Working towards best practice in reaching consent orders

Following a multi-professional seminar, David Pitcher, Family Court Adviser, Cafcass and Carol Mashembo, barrister, Magdalen Chambers, Exeter with Dr Anna Gough and Sarah Evans consider the issues concerning best practice in consent orders in family proceedings.

Full article: Family Law Week

Meal ticket for life?

The recent ‘meal ticket for life’ Supreme Court case of Mills v Mills, [2018] All ER (D) 107 (Jul) (18 July 2018).

Full article: Family Law

Financial Remedies and Divorce Update, September 2018

Rose-Marie Drury, Senior Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during August 2018.

Full article: Family Law Week

Brexit and international family law: a pragmatic approach to divorce and maintenance

Gavin Smith, David Hodson, and Valentine Le Grice QC put the case for how the need for the recognition and enforcement of judgments and orders in divorce and maintenance post-Brexit may be met by existing international agreements.

Full article: Family Law Week

The variation or revocation of a settlement order under the Children Act 1989

In Re C (A Child) (Schedule 1 Children Act Variation) the Family Court examined the power of a court to vary or revoke an order for the settlement of property that had already been made.

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The importance of the child’s voice when enforcing orders under the 1996 Hague Convention

F and M [2018] EWHC 2106 (Fam) is an interesting Anglo Russian child case with a lengthy history.

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Tax and spousal maintenance obligations for international families: the UK experience of the imminent US changes

On 31 December 2018 the US has a significant change in its tax treatment of spousal maintenance, alimony payments.

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Posthumous conception: a legacy in life, incapacity and death

Louisa Ghevaert and Michael Mylonas QC consider the ground breaking decision in Y v A Healthcare NHS Trust and others [2018] EWCOP 18.

Full article: Family Law Week

Reforms to improve enforcement of family financial orders fall short

Plans to make it easier for divorcees to enforce financial orders of the courts in England and Wales do not go far enough to address the challenges those divorcees face in obtaining access to offshore assets of high net worth individuals.

Full story: Out-Law.com

Children: Public Law Update (August 2018)

John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent, important Children Public Law cases.

Full story: Family Law Week

Disclosure and the family lawyer – Part 1

Disclosure: reliance of the family law on common law and civil proceedings rule.

Full article: ICLR

Procedural challenges in a fact-finding hearing in wardship proceedings

The case of M v F and others [2018] EWHC 1720 (Fam) is a reminder that the main issues in the case should be identified and addressed as early as possible in proceedings.

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