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This briefing, which has been written by Winckworth Sherwood’s family law experts, provides an overview of the procedure involved.
It should go without saying that everyone should have a will. The consequences of dying without one (intestacy) can be disastrous.
Arguably, your will is the single most important document you will sign during your life.
The Court of Appeal has held that an employer has no duty to make reasonable adjustments for a non-disabled employee associated with disabled people.
Assuming that the older generation can afford it, the ‘children’ will always welcome some financial help, for example for investing in a house.
Winckworth Sherwood has released the 2014 spring edition of its Budget Summary.
Yasmin Prest won her landmark divorce ruling when the Supreme Court ordered Mr Prest’s companies to transfer to her a number of properties as part of her lump-sum award.
Under English law, all individuals have what is called a ‘domicile’, and not more than one domicile, at any one time.
The Supreme Court’s ‘third way’ in Petrodel v Prest could throw up more problems and more opportunities for litigation than it solves.
Confusion often surrounds the difference between obtaining a divorce and a settlement resolving the family finances following the breakdown of a marriage.
Figures released by the Office of the Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales reveal a 40 per cent increase in the number of international family disputes handled in the last year.
The Summer Term edition of Winckworth Sherwood’s Heads Up! publication is available now.
Evidence of the cost and acrimony caused by divorce can be found on an almost daily basis in the UK media, laying bare the separation details of ‘celebrities’.
The ex-wife of Del Monte’s chief executive and chairman has agreed to a divorce settlement of £15m.
Collaborative family law is a dignified and cooperative approach to negotiating, in which the commitment of the parties and their lawyers is to achieve a settlement that is as suitable as possible for all parties concerned.
Sorting out the finances on divorce can be the most difficult part of a marriage breakdown to resolve.
Obtaining a divorce is not a complex matter. However, it does involve a rigid statutory procedure that must be followed.