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When is a final order not a final order?
The recent case of Critchell v Critchell  has raised once again the question over what circumstances may qualify as...
Avoiding nasty surprises – Dotting I’s and crossing t’s
One of the points I am always very keen to stress when meeting people for initial advice is that they...
The Blame Game: Conduct in Financial Proceedings
Rachel Nicholl highlights the courts’ approach when dealing with financial conduct and litigation conduct. This article was first published in the...
Civil Partnership to Marriage. Simples!
Shortly after the Civil Partnership Act came into force and homosexual couples were able to celebrate their union by forming...
I have a received a divorce petition, what should I do?
Regardless of whether the separation between you and your spouse is amicable, receiving a divorce petition either through the post or being personally served can be a very distressing and unnerving time.
For Richer, for paw(er)
A number of celebrity couples have also argued publically over their pets in their divorce proceedings, both in the states and in the UK; including former English rugby union player, Will Carling and his ex-wife Julia, who eventually came to an agreed settlement over their Labrador named ‘Biff’ and footballer George Best and his wife Alex, who were locked in dispute over their 2 Red Setters.
Fraud, Dishonesty and Court Orders
The divorce process has long finalised. The negotiations, either outside or inside Court have finalised and, whether by agreement or...
Failure to Disclose Financial Information in Divorce UK
One of the recent trends from the senior Courts in this jurisdiction has been to curtail and/or remove the (arguably somewhat legally unorthodox) practices that have developed over time in family law in order to deal with a variety of different problems which regularly occur in family proceedings - including that of financial disclosure. In particular, the cases of Imerman and Prest, made it plain that the family courts need to play by the ‘same rules’ as their civil counterparts.