News & Publications: Financial Settlements

Pensions on Divorce: some guidance WvH (Divorce Financial Remedies) (2020) EWFC B10

April 29th, 2020

In financial matters on divorce pensions are often important, sometimes critically so, but reported cases are very rare.  The publication of this recent case, decided on 24 February 2020, is helpful even though it was heard at Swindon Family Court and not in the High Court. The trial Judge, His Honour Judge Hess, is the […]

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The Bats of Law: Unmarried couples and property ownership

April 17th, 2015

Unmarried couples who own their own home and split up face real difficulty in determining their shares in their property where they do not agree. The couple do not have the same legal statutory rights as a divorcing couple. It is important to remember that there is no legal concept of common law wife or, […]

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Leave thy lascivious wassails

April 8th, 2015

Anthony & Cleopatra Act I, sc4 Add-backs and the case of MAP v MFP (2015) EWHC 627 (Fam) In February 2015 the High Court heard the wife’s financial remedy claim, the wife having the initials MAP. She was aged 60. Her husband, MFP, was 62. It was a long marriage of forty years until separation […]

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Matrimonial assets and ownership issues with third parties

February 13th, 2015

At the point of divorce or separation a division of assets takes place, often involving an intricate task of assessing entitlement based on past contributions and an understanding of each party’s future needs. This task is made that much more complicated when some or all of the assets are held not just by the husband […]

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Bankruptcy affecting joint ownership

August 28th, 2014

How does bankruptcy affect joint ownership of property, divorce, separation and cohabitees? Although a bankruptcy order is personal to the bankrupt, if you are legally connected to the bankrupt either through marriage or joint legal ownership then the tidal effects of the bankruptcy will affect you. How it affects you will depend on a number […]

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