Child Arrangements during the Coronavirus Lockdown
Yesterday, 23rd March 2020, the Government announced new measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, ordering the UK to stay at home, except in the following circumstances: 1. Shopping for necessities such as food and medicine; 2. Exercise once a day; 3. Medical need or providing care; and 4. Travelling to or from work if […]
The Coronavirus fall out: literally!
Coronavirus has had, and continues to have an impact on all aspects of people’s lives around the globe. However, there has been one, more unexpected impact; rising divorce rates. China has reported a steep rise in divorce cases since the outbreak, with the Chinese city of Xi’an seeing a record breaking high of divorce applications. […]
Compensation in financial proceedings for ‘relationship-generated disadvantage’
In the recent judgement of RC v JC, Mr Justice Moor said that he found sufficient ‘relationship-generated disadvantage’ to justify awarding the wife compensation of £400,000. The husband and wife met at a law firm where he worked as an associate solicitor and she as a trainee solicitor. After the couples’ engagement, she left the […]
Listen again for advice on divorce and separation
Rebecca Varey from our Family Law team in Cambridge could be heard on Cambridge 105 FM recently, providing advice and information on divorce and separation. Alongside Katie Holmes from CKLG Accountants and presenter, Neil Whiteside, Rebecca provided sage advice for anyone finding themselves unsure of their next steps during the process of separating from a […]
What should I consider before issuing a Divorce Petition?
Divorce is never entered into lightly, and there are a number of factors which should be considered before a petition for divorce is issued. Solicitor, Kim Walsh, looks at some of those considerations… Be certain that you want to get a divorce Kim says: “As obvious as it may seem, the decision to get divorced […]
Pre-nuptial agreements – are they enforceable?
A pre-nuptial agreement, otherwise known as a ‘pre-nup’, is a formal written document which is entered into by both parties prior to their marriage. The agreement sets out the ownership of the parties’ belongings (assets, property, money) and how they will be divided in the event of marriage breakdown. Section 25(1) Matrimonial Causes Act (MCA) […]