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Family lawyers lobby Parliament on 'no fault' divorce

Family lawyers are today meeting members of both houses of Parliament to argue for divorce law reform. 

At present, unless you have been...

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NHS fertility treatment under threat

NHS leaders have been warning recently that they will be forced to restrict access to fertility treatment, including IVF, as a...

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International surrogacy arrangements: a changing landscape?

India is considering reforming its laws on surrogacy to prevent the commercial use of surrogates by foreign couples. It comes as a court...

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Wife of Lambretta millionaire wins £2.7m divorce settlement 10 years after they split

Again this confirms the importance of settling finances on a once and for all basis when you get divorced .

Glen Briers was working full-time as a teacher when he started up his sports and streetwear empire in the garage of the family home in...…

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Secrets and Lies

Couples keep a lot of secrets from each other when it comes to their finances, a new survey by financial services provider Prudential...

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Parental alienation,a common problem on family breakdown.

At Freeths we advise on ways to deal with such difficult cases on a regular basis 

"Emma", now 14, was seven when her parents divorced. Over the next five years, she says, her father succeeded in turning her and her...…

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Should dogs be mentioned in divorce settlements ?

Divorce can be complex whatever the circumstances, but the key question for one Italian couple was: what about the dogs

The husband, aged 46, and wife, 42, had been able to resolve their differences amicably and presented a joint request for separation,...…

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Divorce in the US drops to its lowest level in 35 years

........while marriage is up to its highest rate since 2009

The divorce rate in the United States has dropped to its lowest level in over 35 years while marriage is becoming more common, according...…

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Divorce battle over a £1million house in Oxford

University lecturer who split up with his wife when she 'tried to run him over in her BMW convertible' is fighting her for the £1million...

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The government needs to be brave and introduce no fault divorce

Removing fault from online proceedings could ease the courts’ administrative burden and lower costs   

Be brave and introduce ‘no fault’ divorce, family lawyers have told the government, twenty years after it was first legislated for – and...…

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The £59 million wedding

Indian politician Gali Janardhana Reddy has sparked controversy by reportedly spending around £59 million on his daughter's wedding.

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Married at First Sight

There was something that made the channel 4 show; "Married at First Sight" addictive viewing. The concept of couples meeting on their...

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Pension exit fee cap confirmed at 1% by regulator

Early exit charges for people taking money out of their pension pots will be capped at 1%, the financial regulator has confirmed.

The new...

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Achieving successful outcomes for clients: Can 'only the wealthy' access senior judges?

Judge Booth is right in his latest judgment that there are only limited numbers of reported cases from the Appeal courts, being those...

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Mediation Misconceptions

It is disappointing to see comments about the use of mediation by divorcing couples reported in this way. 

Mediation involves both parties...

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Couples living together have few legal rights if they split up, but they can take steps to protect themselves

Speak to us at Freeths about cohabitation agreements and your legal rights 

‘I urge all couples in long-term relationships who aren’t married to gather all the facts about what they would be entitled to should the...…

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‘Law fails poorer families going through relationship breakdown’

No-fault divorce and greater legal rights for cohabiting couples are urgently needed in England and Wales

Less well-off couples trying to separate through divorce proceedings are facing a “perfect storm” of court closures, legal aid cuts and...…

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The problem of chattels left at the fmh

This is a really interesting piece from an experienced financial relief barrister in Birmingham and explores how to deal with the...

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Divorced? You could face a drastic cut in your state pension

If you were divorced before April 2016 but retire after, you might be missing out

Thousands of people who divorced before April 2016 but will retire after that date face a drastic cut in income because of new state...…

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Yet another celebrity battle over finances

David Walliams and ex-wife Lara Stone take divorce battle to the High Court

Comedian and author David Walliams and his ex-wife the model Lara Stone have taken their divorce battle to High Court in dispute over money.

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One woman’s brush with Sharia courts in the UK

Two separate inquiries into the role of Sharia courts in the UK, one by the government and the other by parliament's Home Affairs...

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Mariah Carey's rush for an expedited divorce

I'm not particularly surprised to hear that Mariah Carey was in a rush to reach a divorce settlement with her ex-husband so that she...

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Most common family types in the UK

The office for national statistics has released their 2016 UK families and households data.

The most common type of family unit remains a...

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In a Divorce, Who Gets Custody of Electronic Data?

A marriage is not just the union of two people. It is also the union of their data. If they divorce, there can be situations where the...

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The sun-lounger principle - deciding the country where divorce proceedings will take place

The recent court judgment in Thum v Thum has shown the importance of having a clear regime in place to decide in which country divorce...

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Pension scheme deficit shrinks sharply in October

Total deficit in UK’s 6,000 defined benefit funds improves by £60bn to £630bn, according to accountancy firm PwC

The size of the deficit in defined benefit pension schemes dropped sharply in October, according to a report yesterday. The total...…

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