Following the breakdown of a relationship where children under the age of 16 are involved the issue of whom a child lives with and how much time they will spend with each parent may arise. Parents can apply to the court for a Child Arrangements Order (CAO) to resolve (through a decision made by the…

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The UK Courts are known for granting large settlement pay-outs in divorce cases. So it may come as no surprise that former model, Ms Christina Estrara has made history as she was awarded £75 million in a divorce settlement from her former billionaire husband Walid Juffali of 12 years. This is the largest ‘needs’ based…

In June 2016, the Family Justice Council released guidance on how ‘financial needs’ are considered on divorce. For the majority of families, this is the biggest hurdle when attempting to divide financial assets upon a divorce or dissolution. Where assets and income become overstretched to try and provide for two households, instead of one, sacrifices…

For many, the outcome of the EU referendum on the 23rd June was a surprising and somewhat unexpected result. Whilst most supporters (and critics) often focused on the political and economic aspects of the argument, little weight was given to the rights of children and families in this vital debate. From a family law perspective,…

One of the biggest problems facing divorcing couples is the impact of their separation on the children. There often seems to be no wholly positive solution to maintain stability for the children, and concerns are often exacerbated by financial constraints. As a result more innovative ways of trying to find a solution to balance affordability…

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