My Ex-Partner Won’t Pay Child Maintenance, What Can I Do?
My Ex-Partner Won’t Pay Child Maintenance, What Can I Do?

There are more than 2 million single parents in the UK, and the law makes provision for child maintenance. However, many separated parents are not receiving the child maintenance payments they are entitled to, quite…

Can the Grounds for Divorce Affect My Divorce Settlement?
Can the Grounds for Divorce Affect My Divorce Settlement?

Divorce can be a challenging time for any couple, it is highly emotional and both parties are facing considerable uncertainty, particularly in relation to financial settlement. Where one party is filing for divorce on the…

Doctor struck off after hiding his £100,000 salary to avoid paying child maintenance
Doctor struck off after hiding his £100,000 salary to avoid paying child maintenance

A tribunal in Manchester recently ruled Dr Collen Nkomo unfit to practice medicine due to his ‘calculating and persistent’ actions to hide his salary in order to avoid paying child support. The 40-year-old paediatrics specialist…

Divorce Day
Divorce Day

The first working Monday of the year has been dubbed ‘Divorce Day’ by lawyers for at least a decade due to the high rise in calls and surge of divorce enquiries made to solicitors on…

Proposed changes to spousal maintenance
Proposed changes to spousal maintenance

The Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill reached the committee stage in the House of Lords last month. Seeking to amend the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 in relation to financial settlements following divorce, the bill aims to…

Festive Opening Hours
Festive Opening Hours

As the holiday approaches, I would like to take this opportunity to inform valued clients and potential new customers of our Christmas opening hours, we will be closed from December 21st Friday to January 2nd Wednesday….

Good Divorce Week
Good Divorce Week

Last week, Resolution – a UK organisation that campaigns for improvements to the family justice system – were raising awareness for divorcing parents and how best to minimise the impact of conflict on their children,…

Extending civil partnerships to heterosexual couples could help with ‘risky’ cohabitation in UK
Extending civil partnerships to heterosexual couples could help with ‘risky’ cohabitation in UK

Theresa May recently announced that all couples in England and Wales will be given the right to choose whether they would like to enter a civil partnership, which, for heterosexual cohabitating couples, is “infinitely preferable…

Family Finances
Family Finances

Whether you are in a marriage or civil partnership, financial matters can become a sticking point in the case of separation, dissolution or divorce. With many pre- and post-nuptial agreements available to couples to regulate…