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Divorce – Financial Proceedings ‘Fast Heading for Ritz Hotel Status’
Justice that can be accessed only by the super-rich is not justice at all. A High Court judge…
Adoption, Searching for Birth Parents and Rectification of Birth Certificates
There can be few questions of greater importance than ‘Who is my parent?’. A judge made that point…
Court Ruling Underlines Hazards of Seeking Sperm Donors on the Internet
No matter how desperate you may be to have a child, finding a sperm donor on the internet…
Make a Lasting Power of Attorney Whilst You Still Have the Capacity to Do So
Lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) enable thousands of vulnerable people to have their financial and other affairs managed…
Make a Lasting Power of Attorney While You Still Have the Capacity to Do So
Lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) enable thousands of vulnerable people to have their financial and other affairs managed…
Intransigence in Divorce Proceedings Can Come at a Crushing Price
In divorce proceedings, those who make overly ambitious financial claims or fail to enter into reasonable negotiations are…
Fathers Should Pay Towards Their Children’s Upbringing – But How Much?
It is obviously right that fathers should pick up a fair share of the tab for raising their…
Big Money Divorces – Judge Calls for Action to Limit Legal Costs
A senior family judge has called for action to limit profligate sums spent on legal costs in big…
Divorce – What Happens if the Employment Golden Goose Expires?
It is unsurprising that high earners are routinely required to pay maintenance to their less well-paid ex-spouses –…
High Court Analyses Post-Nuptial Agreement in Guideline Divorce Ruling
Pre- and post-nuptial agreements that do not fairly meet the reasonable needs of one divorcing party or the…
Advancing Money to Your Loved Ones? Is it a Gift or a Loan?
When money passes from one member of a family to another, questions can all too easily arise as…
Troubled Teenager’s Unwise Decision is Her Own to Make – Guideline Ruling
Family judges are not in the business of dictating to adults of full capacity what they should or…
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