Family and Matrimonial Publications

27 February 2014

Binding Pre-Nups – sensible planning or an attack on the foundations of marriage?

The Law Commission’s draft legislation would allow Pre-Nups to be made into binding contracts. Our Family lawyers discuss the proposal.

10 October 2013

Freezing orders – a judicial warning

Family team partner Sarah Woodsford and solicitor Mary Gaskins summarise guidance and practice points on freezing orders in the recent divorce case of UL v BK (Freezing Orders: Safeguards: Standard Examples). As published in Family Law Journal, September 2013.  

06 September 2013

Food, Farming and Land Quarterly – Summer 2013

The latest edition of Food, Farming and Land Quarterly, discussing current issues in the sector.

12 August 2013

Financial settlements on divorce and dissolution

This note applies to both married couples who are divorcing and to civil partners wishing to dissolve their partnership.

12 August 2013

Pension sharing

This note discusses pension sharing, the issues involved and how it works.

12 August 2013

Divorce process

This briefing provides a legal guide to divorce procedure. How and when to start divorce proceedings, the process, what has to be proved and arrangements for children.

12 August 2013

Arrangements for children on separation

This note helps to provide some information on the legal issues around the arrangement of children on separation.

12 August 2013

Separation for Unmarried Couples

This note provides information on the legal rights of unmarried Couples when separating.

12 August 2013

Financial settlements on relationship breakdown

This note discusses the legal options available when reaching a financial settlement.

12 August 2013

Marital agreements

This note gives an overview of pre-nups and post-nups, and the practicalities involved in obtaining them.

12 August 2013

Searching for documents and information

Can you search for information in your spouse's papers? 

12 August 2013

Dissolution process

This note sets out how the process of dissolution of a civil partnership works.

23 June 2013

Prest v Petrodel: how company assets are treated on divorce

On 12 June 2013, seven of the most senior judges in England and Wales gave a unanimous judgment which has important implications for the way in which company assets are treated in financial settlements arising from divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership.

20 June 2013

Private Client Briefing – Summer 2013

Our latest update on the topical issues and legal developments for private clients.