Mondaq UK: Family and Matrimonial
Hewitsons LLP
The High Court has rejected a claim by Mrs Bhusate, that she is the sole beneficial owner of a London house occupied with the deceased until his death in 1990.
Hewitsons LLP
A charity worker, Julie Sayles, was ordered to pay back more than £300,000 which she had swindled from Edith Negus, a vulnerable 102 year old woman.
Withers LLP
Fancy having a lawyer, otherwise uninvolved in your case, witness your private Family law proceedings? Is the "greater" public good eclipsing the privacy of the individual? Ollie Guest suggests...
Hodge Jones & Allen LLP
Private client lawyer Nicola Waldman shares the most common ‘excuses' she hears from people procrastinating over making a will.
Withers LLP
Let's start at the beginning: What is an FDR? It is a court appointment (attendance is compulsory) for parties to seek the advice of a Judge regarding the likely outcome of the case and to try...
Hewitsons LLP
Theresa May has announced that all couples in England and Wales will be able to choose to have a civil partnership, instead of marriage, after the Supreme Court held it is unlawful that opposite sex couples don't have the same right to choose.
Clarke Willmott LLP
Have you ever considered what would happen if you die without a Will? Research suggests that most people would rather go on holiday than make a Will, but making a Will is arguably one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family.
Clarke Willmott LLP
Statistics from the Office of National Statistics show that in 2017 there were 190,000 same sex families in the UK of which over half were co-habiting couples rather than spouses or civil partners.
Clarke Willmott LLP
A property and finance lasting power of attorney (LPA) confers extensive powers on the attorney to deal with the financial affairs of the person granting the LPA (the donor).
Wright Hassall LLP
When the Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeal decision that Tini Owens could not be granted a divorce because she failed to meet the legal test that her marriage had broken down irretrievably...
Withers LLP
This was the question faced by the Court of Appeal in the divorce case of Hayat Alireza v Hossam Radwan [2017] EWCA Civ1545.
Expatriate Law
The decision to proceed with a divorce and the division of matrimonial assets is a daunting prospect for most people. Whilst it need not be made more complicated for Expatriates, there are a few...
Brodies LLP
The long running debate on what form the post-Brexit relationship between the UK and EU will take reached a new stage recently with the publication of the UK Government's White Paper...
Withers LLP
A retired headmistress has failed in her attempt to claim financial provision from the estate of a former neighbour on the ground that she was his 'honorary daughter'.
Brodies LLP
The long running debate on what form the post-Brexit relationship between the UK and EU will take reached a new stage with the publication of the UK Government's White Paper on "The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union".
Brodies LLP
Aretha Franklin died on 16 August and shortly after her death was announced, her family revealed that she did not have a will.
Withers LLP
A retired headmistress has failed in her attempt to claim financial provision from the estate of a former neighbour on the ground that she was his 'honorary daughter'.
Withers LLP
Owen Davies' family only found out about the November 2008 death of their late brother/ son four months after the event.
Brodies LLP
It was recently reported that Mr Villiers has filed an application to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.
Expatriate Law
If you are a British national who is resident in Japan, it is possible for you to divorce there, provided that you are able to satisfy the grounds for divorce.
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Brodies LLP
A recent decision from the Supreme Court has sparked debate on the practice of English Courts awarding indefinite maintenance to spouses on divorce.
Wright Hassall LLP
When the Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeal decision that Tini Owens could not be granted a divorce because she failed to meet the legal test that her marriage had broken down irretrievably...
Expatriate Law
The decision to proceed with a divorce and the division of matrimonial assets is a daunting prospect for most people. Whilst it need not be made more complicated for Expatriates, there are a few...
Keystone Law
Divorce and financial settlements England and Wales are determined by the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 which itself adopted aspects of the Divorce Reform Act 1969.
Withers LLP
This was the question faced by the Court of Appeal in the divorce case of Hayat Alireza v Hossam Radwan [2017] EWCA Civ1545.
Brodies LLP
The long running debate on what form the post-Brexit relationship between the UK and EU will take reached a new stage recently with the publication of the UK Government's White Paper...
Withers LLP
Whether you are team Europe or team USA, a golf fan, or an occasional viewer, there is no doubt that the Ryder Cup is a key moment in the sporting calendar.
Withers LLP
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Hodge Jones & Allen LLP
Private client lawyer Nicola Waldman shares the most common ‘excuses' she hears from people procrastinating over making a will.
Withers LLP
Let's start at the beginning: What is an FDR? It is a court appointment (attendance is compulsory) for parties to seek the advice of a Judge regarding the likely outcome of the case and to try...
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