Thinking practically, as well as romantically, following an engagement

"Will you enter into a prenup with me?" Eight words potentially loaded with uncertainty and the possibility of a few awkward conversations. Not nearly as romantic as the four words that will have crossed many lips on Valentine's Day: "Will you marry me?" Valentine's Day is statistically one of the most popular days of the... Continue Reading →

First civil partnership conversions to be celebrated

From today (10 December 2014), couples in England and Wales will be able to convert their civil partnerships into marriage, as much-anticipated legislation comes into force. Following feedback after the draft regulations were published earlier this year, the Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Conversion of Civil Partnership) Regulations 2014 have been expanded to provide for... Continue Reading →

Arbitration given green light by family courts

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Mumby, has delivered judgement approving a financial settlement award made through arbitration. Arbitration in Family proceedings was launched in 2012 with the aim of providing a cost-effective alternative to court proceedings to resolve family disputes. The case of S v S [2014] EWHC 7 (Fam) is the... Continue Reading →

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