This area of law is constantly evolving to take into account the dynamic of movern families and family type units and the difficulties that may arise. The main relevant legislation is the Family Law Act (Judicial Seperation) 1995, the Family Law Act (Divorce) 1996 and the Civil Partnership and certain rights and obligations of cohabitants Act 2010. This legislation set out the statutory framework within which the family law court decide cases. Each case is unique and the judges apply the law to decide each case based on the evidence presented. The same legal principles apply to all types of family law cases, divorce and or judicial separation. Within each of these types of cases the courts will be dealing with the full range of issues facing the break up of a marriage- custody of childres, maintainence for spouses and children, division of property and pensions.
We accept instructions in the following types of cases.
This is the formula of words used by Judges when it comes to deciding financial issues between spouses. This means that the outcome of each court decision must ensure that each party is fully taken into account. The judgment must be appropriate to each side and must ensure that proper provision is reached. Proper provision means the judge takes everything into account including;