Divorce and inherited assets

Earlier this year I provided an update regarding the family courts’ treatment of inherited assets upon divorce.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Section 91(14) Orders – A Never Ending Story?

Lucy Reed, of St John’s Chambers, Bristol, reviews recent examples of the court’s application of section 91(14).

Full article: Family Law Week

Fees for independent social work experts must be fair

By Richard J Jack, director of the Confederation of Independent Social Work Agencies.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Family law: lessons to be learned from north of the border?

The family law system in Scotland is quite different from that in England and Wales. For a couple who divide their time between the two countries, choosing the correct jurisdiction is vital.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Relationships are not built in a day……

Andrew Commins, of St John's Chambers, Bristol, considers the changing nature of relationships and the legal significance of their distinctions.

Full article: Family Law Week

Domestic regulations for the new EU Maintenance Regulation

The EU Maintenance Regulation came into force on Saturday, 18 of June 2011.

Full article: Family Law

Re T (A Child: Murdered Parent) and Injunctions in the Family Courts

Andrew Willetts, of King’s Bench Chambers, Plymouth, considers the recent case of Re T (A Child: Murdered Parent) and the court’s injunctive powers to protect children from a non-resident parent.

Full article: Family Law Week

Many solicitors remain worryingly ignorant of the Get

A Get is a Jewish divorce document that dissolves the marriage of a Jewish couple.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

The New Maintenance Regulation: A Guide for Family Lawyers

Eleri Jones provides an overview of the key aspects of the new EU Maintenance Regulation which comes into force on the 18th June.

Full article: Family Law Week

Munro Debate: A critical take on the review and Professor Munro's reply

Professor Eileen Munro's final report has been widely welcomed but child protection consultant Perdeep Gill and social worker Julie Sheppard believe she has failed to offer concrete solutions to key questions. In a response Professor Munro defends her approach and recommendations.

Full article: Community Care

The Supreme Court's Decision in Re E (Children) (FC) and the Article 13(b) Defence – Initial Considerations

Jacqueline Renton, of 4 Paper Buildings, offers some initial thoughts on the Supreme Court's judgment in Re E (Children).

Full article: Family Law Week

Divorcing a bankrupt: where insolvency law meets ancillary relief

Henry Clayton of 4 Paper Buildings summarises the law on the interface between bankruptcy and ancillary relief in the light of the decision of Jackson J in Mekarska v Ruiz.

Full article: Family Law Week

Finance & Divorce Update – May 2011

Joanna Grandfield of Mills & Reeve analyses the latest key matrimonial finance cases.

Full article: Family Law Week

Family Law – The Norwegian Blue?

Speaking a couple of weeks ago Sir Paul Coleridge described our divorce and matrimonial finance laws as "a dead parrot".

Full article: Family Law

Munro: proceed with care

The Munro review of the child protection system has been greeted warmly, but Chris Ames questions if it can drive top-to-bottom transformation.

Full article: Public Service

Child maintenance: what the Duxbury?

The case of N v F [2011] EWHC 586 (fam) is primarily about the treatment of non-matrimonial assets - here assets of over £2m brought into the marriage by the husband.

Full article: Family Law