Fletcher Day represent father in important Judicial secrecy case

Fletcher Day represent father in important Judicial secrecy case

Published: 22 May 2017

Karim Assaad, a Partner within Fletcher Day Family Law team is representing a father in a widely-publicised case involving judicial secrecy and access to justice. 

Fletcher Day growth continues with key Family Department appointment

Fletcher Day growth continues with key Family Department appointment

Published: 24 April 2017

Fletcher Day are delighted to announce the arrival of new Partner Karim Assaad who has joined the firm as a Partner in the Family Department.

Karim brings a wealth of knowledge and depth of experience to the complex and stressful issues that arise on divorce and relationship breakdown.

Time For a No Fault divorce?

Time For a No Fault divorce?

Published: 27 January 2017

When it comes to making the difficult decision to separate from your partner most individuals would like the whole process to be as pain free as possible. However, this is not always possible as in England & Wales blame needs to be attributed to one party following a breakdown of a relationship to satisfy grounds of divorce. Blame does not surface when parties have been separated for 2 or 5 years but in practice people do not want to wait 2 years before bringing a formal conclusion to their marriage.

How to get your money……£53 million of it

How to get your money……£53 million of it

Published: 6 September 2016

The newspapers have been awash with news of the former Pirelli model Christina Estrada being awarded the largest ‘needs’ payment made by an English Court, £53 million, from her wealthy husband Dr Sheik Walid Juffali.

Fletcher Day welcomes Vandna Sharma to Family Department

Fletcher Day welcomes Vandna Sharma to Family Department

Published: 26 August 2016

Vandna joins Fletcher Day from a boutique practice in Kingston-Upon-Thames and deals with all aspects of Family law including, divorce, financial settlement and arrangements for children.

Making a Will - Difficulties in Assessing Mental Capacity

Making a Will - Difficulties in Assessing Mental Capacity

Published: 9 June 2016

You may know that a short time ago was Dementia Awareness Week.  In the light of this it will, perhaps, be useful to consider some of the difficulties that arise when assessing a person’s testamentary capacity for the purpose of making a Will. 

The Age of the Digital Divorce

The Age of the Digital Divorce

Published: 13 April 2016

The President of the Family Division has in a historic announcement signalled that in the early stages of 2017, we should see the beginning of the complete digitization of the divorce process.  This represents a major change in the way divorces are processed in England and Wales. 

Just in Case: The Rise of Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements

Just in Case: The Rise of Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements

Published: 27 February 2016

It may not come as a surprise to hear that pre-nuptial agreements are becoming more commonplace. Courts have typically supported the right of couples to enter into a contract to agree how assets and income should be divided in the event of divorce.

However what may come as more of a surprise is the volume of new enquiries to discuss the possibility of negotiating and signing a post-nuptial agreement, where there is no pre-nuptial agreement already in place.  Generally speaking, post-nuptial agreements had previously been used to ‘affirm’ the terms of the original pre-nuptial agreement – in the hope the Court would give the agreement more weight.    

 

Who should have the final say on term time holidays – the Head Teacher or the Parents?

Who should have the final say on term time holidays – the Head Teacher or the Parents?

Published: 10 February 2016

In recent times, the press have been highlighting a growing dissatisfaction among parents who receive a fine for taking their children out of term time for a holiday.

Fraud Unravels All

Fraud Unravels All

Published: 30 October 2015

Full And Frank Disclosure Required Of All Parties In Divorce And Financial Remedy Proceedings.

For Richer For Poorer

For Richer For Poorer

Published: 29 May 2015

Till Death Do us Part...

Perhaps, in modern society, the  above wedding vows should be looked at with a certain degree of caution and realism.

Cohabiting Couples

Cohabiting Couples

Published: 27 April 2015

What Happens When the Passion Fizzles Out?

It is estimated that the number of couples living together without getting married in the UK has risen by approximately 30% in the last decade.

Wayne Spolander Joins Fletcher Day

Published: 30 January 2015

Wayne Spolander recently joined us as a Consultant Solicitor, specialising in corporate and company law, litigation, family and employment. 

Have a Clue Before you say I do

Have a Clue Before you say I do

Published: 16 May 2014

Prenuptial Agreements: The Current Position The Law Commission published its long awaited report  “Matrimonial Property Needs and Agreements” on 27 th February 2014 in which it recommended the introduction of legally binding

Consent Orders and Family Mediation

Published: 27 October 2013

Many couples think that a consent order ensures that all financial links have been severed.  This is not necessarily the case