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) […]
Establishing parental responsibility following artificial insemination for female couples
It is becoming increasingly common for same-sex female couples to use intrauterine insemination (IUI), otherwise known as donor insemination, to facilitate becoming parents. Many couples will use licensed clinics to receive this treatment. According to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), the average cost of such treatment ranges from £350-£1,000 for just one cycle […]
Divorce Law: An End to the ‘Blame Game’
It was announced by Justice Secretary David Gauke on Tuesday 9th April 2019 that new legislation has been proposed to update the current divorce process. Old Law Under current legislation, the spouse applying for the divorce must prove that their marriage has broken down irretrievably and rely on one of the following reasons for this […]