Issues of paternity can arise for a multitude of different reasons but usually they involve two living parents arguing over maintenance or contact. However, the Court of Appeal has recently confirmed that a direction can be made for a DNA sample to be tested even when the person thought to...
England is rightly proud of its judicial history. For many, it is a wonderful place to litigate, but for others this is not the case.
Trusts often crop up in divorce cases involving substantial wealth.
Sadly, separated parents often fall out over holidays. There can be a whole host of reasons for such disagreements. Sometimes the opposition to a holiday with one parent can seem like spite or jealousy on the part of the other parent.
Family judges are well used to making decisions regulating a child’s upbringing, for example determining where a child should live and how much time he or she should spend with each parent, but modern relationships continue to throw up interesting problems that the court has to grapple with.
Over 30 years ago Resolution, formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA), was set up by a number of enlightened, forward thinking individuals. Resolution is now an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales, who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family...
The harmonisation of family law within Europe is a desirable pipe dream for some and a nightmare scenario for others. As Lord Justice Thorpe said in 2009 “the search for harmonisation clearly poses great difficulty, given an enlarged Europe where 25 Member States would be invited to the negotiating table”.