Spousal maintenance - how much and for how long?

These two questions vex even the most experienced family law practitioners.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

The Race to Court 2 - A Paralegal’s Guide

My colleague, Lucy Loizou, wrote an opinion piece published on 26 April 2012 about why you may need to be "first to issue" divorce proceedings where there is a jurisdiction race. In light of her piece I set out here how to race to Court in those circumstances.

Full article: Family Law

Children: Private Law Update (May 2012)

Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings considers several recent important judgments covering a range of private law issues concerning children

Full article: Family Law Week

Arbitration: The Best Way For The Wealthy To Divorce?

Grant Howell, partner, collaborative lawyer and family law arbitrator at Charles Russell, discusses the attractions of arbitration for HNW couples who are divorcing.

Full article: Mondaq (registration required)

Court of Protection update

Thirty Nine Essex Street Court of Protection Newsletter: April 2012.

Full article: Thirty Nine Essex Street (PDF)

Using insolvency to discharge financial order obligations: the blank canvas remains

Byron James of 14 Gray's Inn Square explores the, as yet, unfettered and undefined discretion of the court to discharge a party from obligations under orders made in family proceedings following bankruptcy, following the recent Chancery Division case of Hayes v Hayes.

Full article: Family Law Week

Can mediation always rise to the occasion?

The numbers of family and commercial mediations are growing - but while an elite group of commercial mediators is earning six figures, newcomers in both fields are finding it hard to gain the experience to break into the market.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Parental Orders in Cases of International Surrogacy: Practical Considerations

Gwynneth Knowles QC of Atlantic Chambers, Liverpool, provides a guide through the legal difficulties often created by international surrogacy arrangements.

Full article: Family Law Week

Court of Protection Update (May 2012)

Sally Bradley of 4 Paper Buildings analyses recent decisions in the Court of Protection relating to capacity to consent to sexual relations, DNA testing and statutory wills.

Full article: Family Law Week

Finance & Divorce April Update 2012

Joanna Grandfield, Associate, Anna Heenan, solicitor and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the latest key financial remedies cases.

Full article: Family Law Week

Going the distance

Senior District Judge Philip Waller traces the changing face of family law.

Full article: New Law Journal

Pandora on the rampage and Agbaje reined in?

Coleridge J has been in the news recently for his Marriage Foundation which has had a mixed reception, and perhaps coincidentally there have been two of his judgments landing on my desk in the last few days.

Full article: Family Law