Cohabiting couples are the fastest growing family type with more than 3.3 million unmarried couples living together in the UK. Kate Lewis, a solicitor in our family team, explains the dangers of the misconception of the common law spouse.
Pensions often become a very important factor in divorce proceedings. This guide summarises the issues involved and the approach taken by the courts in striving to achieve fairness between the divorcing couple.
Many couples believe that on the breakdown of a marriage their assets will be divided equally between them. Kate Lewis, a trainee in our family team, considers some of the circumstances when this approach is not appropriate.
Lindsay Allen considers the case of Petrodel and asks whether the courts are likely to “look through” company ownership and declare that the real owner of company assets is the owner of that company in divorce situations.
Is there a better way of dealing with marriage breakdown than fighting in the courts? This guide looks at a fairly recent import from the United States called collaborative law. Might this encourage jaw jaw over war war? Collaborative law is gaining popularity in the UK and it might just be what you're looking for.