Financial Settlements

5 February 2020

How to enforce a prenuptial agreement

It is almost ten years since the landmark decision of the Supreme Court in Radmacher v Granatino [2010] UKSC 42 changed the law on prenuptial agreements, giving their enforceability a huge boost when holding that the parties would be held to their bargain in the event of a divorce. In this blog, Jane Keir shares some tips and considerations to help you make sure that the agreement you reached before you married is upheld in the event of disagreement on divorce.

Jane Keir

24 January 2020

The advantages of mediation in resolving family disputes

Today marks the end of family mediation week. In this blog Connie Atkinson summarises the mediation process and, as considered in our historic blogs, examine the key benefits of mediation and other methods of dispute resolution as a way of resolving the practical arrangements following separation.

Connie Atkinson

24 January 2020

The disclosure of law firm partnership capital and income in divorce proceedings

When equity partners in a law firm (or those with a lawyer spouse) enter divorce proceedings, there are a number of complex considerations relating to the disclosure of partnership capital and income in financial proceedings. In this blog, we explore the common structure of partnership income and the relevant considerations in divorce proceedings.

Connie Atkinson

16 January 2020

The ripple effect: the family law consequences of allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace

Two years on from the start of the #MeToo movement, many of those involved in the often high profile harassment cases which came to light as a result are continuing to see repercussions. The ripple effect of the actions of those involved in sexual harassment claims can often be seen long after the incident comes to light, and by many others beyond the complainant and accused.  This is particularly so in those cases where marriages have been brought to an end following such allegations coming to light, and where the circumstances leading to the marriage ending are often also of significant relevance to the financial aspects of the divorce proceedings, which can take months, or even years, to resolve.

Cate Maguire

13 December 2019

Cryptoassets and divorcing a ‘Cryptoqueen’: Part l - Identification, valuation and preservation

In just ten years, cryptoassets have become a £100 billion industry. We now face the alarming prospect that millions of pounds can be hidden behind a few lines of computer code without ever touching a bank account. If your soon-to-be ex-partner has made a fortune with Bitcoin, how do you get a share?

Cady Pearce

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