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Department: family

Spousal maintenance 

When parties divorce and the Courts become involved in resolving financial disputes, they can order that one party to the marriage pays the other spousal maintenance for a period of time, via a Periodical Payments Order (PPO).

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Prenuptial agreements may have been tarnished by association with lurid cases involving the rich, glamorous and non-too-admirable but the UK divorce rate, the increasingly complex families created by second or subsequent marriages and the rising asse…

Child maintenance is available through the Child Maintenance Service (“CMS”) (formally Child Support Agency) for children who are either under 16 years old, under 20 years old and in full time education or under 20 years old and living with a parent …

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Justice launched the new Online Divorce Service as part of its £1bn initiative to reform the justice system. This new service allows couples to apply for an uncontested divorce digitally, upload evidence and make p…

A realistic interpretation of the work of a family lawyer?

Like many, I sat down last Tuesday evening to watch the BBC’s new drama The Split. As a family lawyer you might expect that I would avoid an hour long programme about divorce and separation …

Statistics from the Ministry of Justice show that the number of applications for child arrangements orders made by grandparents has increased from 1,617 in 2014 to almost 2,000 in 2016. In addition, between January and June last year there were more …