New enforcement measures in relation to child maintenance are being proposed by the Department for Work and Pensions, and they could bring far reaching affects for parents.
The British courts have become known for international divorce. But getting married in England may not be enough to entitle you to get divorced here if you live abroad now. I speak to many British nationals living abroad who want to take advantage of the English legal system because their marriage has broken down and they are looking to divorce. This seems to be even more common since the tabloids started naming London as the divorce capital of the...
The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby has caused a few waves by saying that radical reform of the family justice system is needed to counteract the negative impact of Legal Aid cuts. He has even gone so far as to suggest that maybe divorce itself should be separated from the judicial system and that the time is right to implement a no-fault split.
Spousal maintenance is often a complicated subject. With advice from your family lawyer the starting point should always be to carefully consider what your reasonable income needs are.
With the current focus on ways to keep family law cases out of court maybe we should all be taking a closer look at arbitration and as family lawyers making sure our clients understand this alternative.