Maintenance, divorce and courts: The last week in family law

General | July 25, 2018

The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal by a husband against a ruling that he should pay his ex-wife’s housing costs, despite the fact that those costs were provided for in an agreed divorce settlement in 2002. Under the settlement Maria Mills received a lump sum of £230,000 with which to rehouse herself, plus maintenance […]

Financial Remedies Courts, domestic abuse and child maintenance: The last week in family law

Weekly Family Law Update | January 31, 2018

The President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has given an update regarding the new specialist Financial Remedies Courts. The courts will be piloted at ten ‘hubs’ around the country, including London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Newport, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield and Chelmsford. There will be a number of ‘Financial Remedies Hearing Centres’ within each hub area, […]

Domestic violence, a serious case review and a new Lord Chancellor: The last week in family law

Weekly Family Law Update | January 10, 2018

The Department for Work and Pensions has published a guide about services they provide for people who are victims of domestic violence and abuse. The information contained in the guide includes special conditions for Housing Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit, the benefit cap, removal of the spare room subsidy, Discretionary Housing […]