Published: 23 February 2018
There have been many occasions where clients have come in to see us believing that they had the same rights as married couples, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: 30 October 2015
Full And Frank Disclosure Required Of All Parties In Divorce And Financial Remedy Proceedings.
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.
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.
Published: 30 January 2015
Wayne Spolander recently joined us as a Consultant Solicitor, specialising in corporate and company law, litigation, family and employment.
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