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Spousal maintenance - to pay or not to pay?

Yasmin Iqbal
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Spousal maintenance is a difficult topic for any divorcing couple and there are a number of factors that the courts will take into consideration when deciding whether to grant spousal maintenance payments. The recent case of Waggot v Waggot (2018), which...

Quickie divorces -why only celebrities seem to have them?

Caroline Bourn
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In reality there is no such thing as a "quickie" divorce.  Divorce, for anyone, famous or not, is anything but quick - it takes months. What the media mean by a quickie divorce is a divorce that starts straight away and one that will not...

New plans to crack down on parental alienation!

Jamie Wood
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What is parental alienation?  Parental alienation occurs when, following a separation, one parent deliberately tries to turn a child against the other parent with the aim of permanently excluding that parent from their life. Parental alienation is...

The worries of being in a cohabiting relationship

Yasmin Iqbal
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The concept of a ‘common law marriage’ has long been assumed to exist by the population at large, being that unmarried partners inherit various rights and obligations towards one another by virtue of their cohabiting relationship. In fact, recent...

No Stellar Contribution Here

Yasmin Iqbal
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The High Court has recently ordered a husband to pay his ex-wife the sum of £453m as he failed to provide any valid reason to justify why the matrimonial assets should be divided other than equally. The parties married in 1993 and the marriage broke...

Ignorance is bliss? What to look for in a Divorce lawyer

Mahie Abey
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I was chatting to some new friends recently and talking about what I do for a living. This couple had been married for years and I was surprised that they really didn’t know what a divorce involved. This made me think that the majority of people have...