Connie Atkinson, Senior Associate at Kingsley Napley, and Veronica Dindo, Solicitor at LawLab studio legale, look at the legal position in England & Wales and Italy and the recognition of foreign orders relating to the birth of children born following a surrogacy arrangement abroad.
With Divorce Day today (Monday, January 6) when supposedly solicitors across the country expect to be fielding record enquiries from couples unhappy in their marriage, Abby Buckland (partner) and Alexandra Bishop (associate) in our Family & Divorce team consider the role of trusts and trustees in the divorce process in an article originally published by WealthBriefing.
Four and a half years after the Brexit referendum, and almost a year after the UK left the European Union, Brexit is almost here. As matters stand, at 11pm on 31 December 2020, the UK is set to fall out of a number of mutually applicable EU regulations, with no replacement in place.
As practitioners, we know that clients are often surprised to learn that, when it comes to dividing up the family assets upon divorce, not only does it not matter in whose name the assets are, but also the court can order them to pay their spouse’s legal fees during the legal proceedings.
Research shows that it is not the fact of parental separation itself which has a detrimental effect on children; it is the way the separation is handled and the ongoing conflict. Divorce or separation can be a long and difficult process, not just for the parties themselves, but crucially for any children caught in the middle. With the publication of the Family Solutions Group Report “What about me?: Reframing Support for Families following Parental Separation”, it is clear that the family justice system is failing separating families and a shift in approach is needed.