Talking Matters

Talking Matters

Posted on 01 January 1970

Digital Divorces: What happens to your virtual assets?

In today's fast paced world, the impact of social media, online transactions and digital assets will have increasing impact in the UK Family Courts. They will need to adapt to changing personal...

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Divorce Day

The media has dubbed the first working Monday of the New Year ‘Divorce Day’ following a spike in enquiries made following the festive period.

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How to help your grandchildren get onto the property ladder

Getting onto the property ladder is increasingly difficult and you may find yourself thinking about buying your grandchildren a house instead of leaving them money in your will. There are a number...

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Breaking up for Christmas

Christmas holidays are traditionally a time for rest and relaxation when families take a welcome break from the daily grind and spend previous time together. However, this period is not always...

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Ground-breaking approach to parental alienation

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) are reported to be trialling a radical new approach to deal with the increasing problem of parental alienation, which could see...

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A guide to cohabitation for unmarried partners

This blog post outlines some of the options that can be considered when it comes to cohabitation and protecting your assets.

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Wide ranging powers of Family Courts

The recent case of CH v WH [2017] has shone a light on the broad interpretation of the Family Court’s powers, which led to one commentator describing them as “incredibly wide-ranging”.

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Child Arrangement Orders

Upon separation, parents continue to exercise their parental responsibility for their children and often have to manage this, despite leading different lives to their former spouse. If...

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Divorce - who pays the mortgage?

When a couple divorce, the family home frequently becomes an asset over which that couple come to loggerheads. The Family Courts in the UK have the powers to give a spouse the right to stay in a...

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The matrimonial melting pot

Married couples have claims against each other's income, assets and pensions. If a couple divorce, the Courts have wide-reaching powers and discretion to deal with each of these issues.

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