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Child Support Agency – Parents to be charged to use the collection services

Posted on July 7th, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

 

 

New regulations came into force on 30 June 2014 providing for parents to be charged if they choose to use the Child Maintenance Service’s (the new name for … Read more


Conscious uncoupling – is it anything new?

Posted on March 27th, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

 

 

With the recent announcement that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have decided to separate, a new term has entered the English language – “conscious uncoupling”.

There has been … Read more


Family law – mediate, don’t litigate!

Posted on March 12th, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Family law continues to face many changes in the coming weeks and months. 22 April 2014 sees the launch of The Family Court, replacing the jurisdictions of the Family Proceedings … Read more


The dangers of non-disclosure

Posted on November 11th, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

It has been reported that a father has been committed to prison for contempt of court for failing to provide details of his financial circumstances in an application for financial … Read more


Man attacks wife in court

Posted on October 23rd, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

It has recently been reported in the press that a man has been convicted of  attacking his wife in court just as judgement was about to be given in a … Read more


Top judge claims divorce law “not fit for purpose”

Posted on October 15th, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

In a speech to family lawyers, Lord Justice Coleridge has called for a “root and branch” overhaul of divorce law and procedure.

He commented that

“…current divorce and financial provision

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A new approach for financial settlements

Posted on October 9th, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

One of the most common causes of worry and frustration for divorcing or separating couples is the length of time it can take to negotiate a financial settlement. This can … Read more


Bringing up children is expensive – know your options

Posted on August 20th, by George in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Recent research by the Child Poverty Action Group suggests that the cost of raising a child to the age of 18 has risen to £150,000. At a time when prices … Read more


Congratulations to all the winners at the Red Ribbon Awards – celebrating excellence in Family Businesses

Posted on July 16th, by Leanne in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Congratulations to all the winners at the Red Ribbon Awards – celebrating excellence in Family Businesses.  Special mention for Wold Top Brewery (Innovation), Gary Martin of Martin Construction (Entrepreneurship) and  … Read more


Matrimonial solicitors anticipate changes to finance law concerning divorce

Posted on March 14th, by admin in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Matrimonial solicitors understand that the Law Commission is to conduct a review of two aspects of matrimonial finance law.

The review will look at the law that allows married couples … Read more


Family Law Solicitors await outcome of debate over changes to family law.

Posted on March 13th, by admin in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Family Law Solicitors are awaiting anticipated changes to the law which will mean that children will be given the legal right to have a proper relationship with both their parents … Read more


Children’s solicitors against Home Office policy on child asylum seekers.

Posted on March 6th, by admin in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

After long legal battle children’s solicitors have seen the Home Office pay out over £1m in compensation to child asylum seekers unlawfully detained in adult detention centres.

The legal battle … Read more


divorce solicitors UK remit may be changed by family law arbitration

Posted on March 5th, by admin in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Divorce solicitors UK wide will soon see the effects of new family law arbitration. The new scheme will be run by the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators, a joint undertaking … Read more


Divorce lawyers see rise in debts hidden by joint finance arrangements

Posted on March 1st, by admin in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Divorce lawyers, acting on behalf of couples in the process of a break up, are seeing an increase in unexpected debts when dealing with joint finances.

The Financial Ombudsman Service … Read more


Separation Agreements, a pre-cursor to divorce

Posted on January 10th, by admin in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Separation agreements are often a pre-cursor to divorce and, as the New Year is traditionally a time when many decide to end their marriage, many couples will be contacting a … Read more


Manchester Divorce Lawyers agree over 60s Divorce may be on the increase

Posted on December 21st, by admin in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Manchester Divorce Lawyers, Myers Lister Price Solicitors agree that divorce may well be on the increase among the over 60s.

According to recent figures released by the Office for … Read more


Family Law Solicitors consider CMEC proposals for new child maintenance scheme

Posted on December 21st, by admin in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Our Family Law Solicitor’s are considering the possible effect of The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission’s recently published proposal for the new statutory child maintenance scheme. The detailed proposal includes … Read more


Childrens Solicitors and Family judges need to take a more active role

Posted on December 15th, by admin in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

It has been recommended that a childrens solicitor be appointed to help angry parents co-operate with social workers and the courts. One the country’s most senior judges, also said that… Read more


Divorce due to Unreasonable behaviour

Posted on November 26th, by admin in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The office for National Statistics latest report shows that for the sixth consecutive year there has been a decrease in the number of divorces in England and Wales.

The overall … Read more


Full parental rights for unmarried fathers.

Posted on November 20th, by admin in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Due to a recent change in the law unmarried fathers are now to be given full parental rights. The changes were slipped into the Adoption and Children Bill currently passing … Read more


Equal rights in child custody divorce cases is unlikely

Posted on November 20th, by admin in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The recent Family Justice Review has rejected plans to allow parents to share equal custody rights of their children in the event of a split.

The Norgrove Report rejected the … Read more


Mediation and contact arrangements – time for a change?

Posted on September 27th, by kate in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

As a family lawyer I often refer clients to mediation to assist with issues arising out of marital breakdown, specifically issues relating to finances or children. I believe that mediation … Read more


Do You Have a Separation Agreement?

Posted on September 26th, by kate in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Many married couples want to retain an amicable relationship with their ex following a marital breakdown, maybe because children are involved or because they have simply grown apart and agree … Read more


Childcare Costs – How Can You Fund These On Separation?

Posted on September 12th, by kate in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

A survey published this week this week by Save the Children and Daycare Trust has highlighted the impact of high childcare costs on families. The key findings were


Reasons to Divorce – 1,2,3…

Posted on September 6th, by kate in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

According to a survey by leading accountants Grant Thornton of 101 of the UK’s top family lawyers, for the first time since undertaking such surveys in 2003 adultery is no … Read more


The Importance of Addressing Finances on Divorce

Posted on August 24th, by kate in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

With the pressures on household finances increasing by the day many couples are choosing to do their own divorce and do so without seeking legal advice. However, they may get … Read more


Sharing Pre-Acquired Wealth on Divorce

Posted on August 15th, by kate in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

A few weeks ago we commented on the recent case of N v. F which concerned pre-acquired wealth (see http://www.mlpsolicitors.co.uk/latest-news/should-your-wealth-accrued-prior-to-marriage-be-liable-to-sharing-when).

It has now been reported in a decision of … Read more


Pre-Nups should be part of your overall wealth management strategy

Posted on August 5th, by kate in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

For most, financial planning is just common sense. You may take financial advice with a view to minimising your tax liabilities or ensuring that your loved ones are adequately provided … Read more


Is Marriage Dead?

Posted on August 4th, by kate in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The press are reporting that Cheryl Cole has told Ashley that any prospect of a reconciliation is over after tabloid reports of further escapades by the footballer. According to model … Read more


Eeny Meeny Miny Mo – Where shall I divorce?

Posted on July 25th, by kate in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

It has just been reported that Galina Besharova, ex-wife of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky has won the biggest ever divorce settlement in Britain. Although the details have not been disclosed … Read more


Should your wealth accrued prior to marriage be liable to sharing when you say “I do”?

Posted on July 19th, by kate in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

In a recent judgement, N v F (Financial Orders: Pre-Acquired Wealth), Mr Justice  Mostyn was required to consider to what extent the husband’s pre-acquired wealth should be ring fenced upon … Read more


God Parent or Guardian? What is the Difference?

Posted on July 6th, by kate in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

It has recently been reported that Mrs Victoria Beckham is considering the appointment of her celebrity friend Eva Longoria to be a god mother for her fourth child.

When a … Read more


Absent Fathers

Posted on June 22nd, by kate in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

David Cameron in an article for the Sunday Telegraph to mark Father’s Day has stressed the importance of fathers to families and society. The Prime Minister talked about the different … Read more


The Stress Of Marriage Breakdown

Posted on June 21st, by kate in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne has denied newspaper reports that he was suicidal after a recently entry on Twitter. It has been reported that this was the result of difficulties … Read more


Equal Rights For Parents – Good or Bad?

Posted on June 15th, by kate in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Charlie Elphicke MP for Dover and Deal has introduced a Private Members Bill which is designed to ensure that children maintain a relationship with both parents on separation. The Bill … Read more


The Family Business and Marriage Breakdown

Posted on October 7th, by kate in Family Law. No Comments

It has been reported that Camille Donatacci the estranged wife of Frasier star Kelsey Grammer will gain at least £19 million from their split as she is a joint owner … Read more