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Department: family

Our Family Law solicitors here at Neves are often asked if it is possible to claim maintenance for an adult child. Below we explain the circumstances in which a claim could be made to the Family Court.

No order shall be made for a child who has atta…

For many years, lawyers have advised their clients that there was no point in drawing up prenuptial agreements before the couple married or agreements to regulate their finances after they married.  This was because divorce courts would not be bound …

Mary McEvoy, Partner and Head of Divorce and Family Law, was a guest on Radio Verulam, St Albans Drive Show on 18th April.

Mary talked about the government's plan to introduce no fault Divorce and how the reform will impact couples.

If you missed t…

Is an Islamic marriage recognised in England?

A nikah contract is an Islamic marriage contract. It requires the presence of at least two witnesses and can be either verbal or a written contract. It is recognised under Sharia law. One of the essentia…

This morning (9 April 2019) the government have announced plans to introduce no fault divorce, following years of debate.

Current Law

Under current legislation, you are required to prove to a court that your marriage has irretrievably broken down i…

Current law – Grounds for Divorce

Under current legislation, you are required to prove to a court that your marriage has irretrievably broken down in order to be granted a divorce. You can establish this using one of 5 facts:

1. Adultery
2. Unreason…