Financial arrangements after dissolution of a civil partnership

civil partnerships

While some of the formalities are different, when it comes to dealing with financial disputes arising from the dissolution of a civil partnership, the same principles apply as would on divorce, says our head of family law David Anstee, Full and frank disclosureBefore you can be advised on how your assets are likely to be […]

Divorce in a time of Covid-19

If you’re thinking about divorce, are in the middle of divorce proceedings or dissolving a civil partnership, you might be wondering how the Covid-19 upheaval affects your situation. Here, our head of family law David Anstee highlights some important matters to consider before moving forward. Pre-separationWe are seeing an increase in enquiries from prospective clients […]

Where will our children live if we separate?

Following separation parents usually want to minimise any disruption to their children, ensuring that they soon settle into a new routine – whether that is in the existing family home, or following a move to a new home.  Where your children will live may be an obvious or straightforward decision, for example if one parent […]

Can I divorce my abusive spouse?

The House of Commons was moved this week by Rosie Duffield, who spoke during a debate on the domestic abuse bill. The Labour MP’s harrowing account of her own personal experience of domestic abuse left several of her colleagues in tears. Rosie Duffield described how she endured sustained periods of terrifying verbal abuse, humiliation and […]

Prenuptial agreements

According to a leading bridal magazine, the average amount spent on a wedding in the UK in 2018 was nearly £18,000. With so many things to think about and plan for, it is easy to ignore the issue of a prenuptial agreement, particularly if you do not consider yourself to be among the super-rich. Sadly, […]