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Cohabiting? Thinking of Cohabiting? Then read on…

During February the national press was awash with articles highlighting the case of 69 year old Joy Williams and fresh calls for the reform of Cohabitation laws. It coincided with the House of Commons Library publishing a briefing paper “Common … Continue reading

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Enforcement of Family Financial Orders

On 11th March 2015, the Law Commission published a consultation paper on the enforcement of family financial orders in England and Wales. The Commission had been told that the current enforcement proceedings were “hopelessly complex and procedurally tortuous”. The laws … Continue reading

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Legal definition of “NEEDS” on divorce!

The Law Commission launched a supplemental consultation paper last week with the aim of seeking to provide a legal definition of the term “needs”. Family lawyers have been used to running these arguments in courts for years but without specific … Continue reading

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Prenups and divorce insurance.

The Law Commission begins public consultation today on full recognition for pre-nuptial agreements to be recognised by English law. Interested parties have until 11th April 2011 to provide responses. It can be found at http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/marital_property.htm. This consultation has been delayed until now after … Continue reading

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