Family Law Blog

28 June 2019

Pre-nups and second look States - not so different after all?

Jane Keir writes for Family Law on pre-nups and second look States. In this, she compares English prenups with the position in certain states in the US where they take a second look at the time of marriage breakdown to see if the terms are fair.

Jane Keir

19 June 2019

International surrogacy – deadline approaching for single applicants to apply for a parental order

In January, we blogged about the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial) Order 2018 (the “Remedial Order”), which came into force then and permitted single applicants to apply for a parental order for the first time in the UK. As with the original Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, the Remedial Order provides that intended parents will have six months from the birth of their surrogate child in which to make their application for a parental order. In this blog, Connie Atkinson looks at what single applicants have to do by 2 July 2019.

Connie Atkinson

21 May 2019

Preserving family wealth with a prenuptial agreement: how best to protect farming assets on a divorce

Recent years have seen pre-nuptial agreements move from the world of the super-rich to being a tool many now consider in advance of marriage. Abby Buckland, senior associate in the family and divorce team, sets out how they are viewed by the courts and how to correctly set up such an agreement.

Abby Buckland

8 May 2019

Coming soon: the Domestic Abuse Bill

On 21 January 2019, the draft Domestic Abuse Bill (“the Bill”) was published by the Government. The stated aim of the Bill is to protect and support victims and their families, pursue and deter offenders and improve the performance of local agencies and services in instances of domestic abuse.  It is of relevance to both criminal and family law practitioners.

David Sleight

12 April 2019

Courts must not rip up precedent on pre-nups

In this blog by Jane Keir, which was first published in The Times, she writes about a recent decision not to implement an agreement, which has unsettled lawyers’ faith in the system.

Jane Keir

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