Tags: family law

Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders

July 6, 2021

What should I do if I have received a Non-Molestation and/or an Occupation Order? Have you recently been served by the Police or a Process Server with an envelope containing a document called a Non-Molestation Order and potentially also an Occupation Order or reference being made to such Orders? Receiving such Orders can be stressful and confusing. You most likely would have also received other…

Dividing Pensions on Divorce

May 26, 2021

Pensions on divorce can be complicated to value, and there are a number of things to think about when considering the division of pension pots.

Trethowans join Family Mediation Voucher Scheme

May 20, 2021

The government has announced that it is investing £1m in family mediation, to support families to resolve issues relating to children.

Mother jailed for lying on birth certificate

April 16, 2021

News has recently emerged of a mother having been sentenced to eight months imprisonment for lying about the identity of her baby’s father on the birth certificate.

Top tips for resolving your finances following divorce and separation

March 17, 2021

When a relationship breaks down, there are many options you will need to consider. Rosie Beaven, Solicitor in Trethowans’ family team, gives her tips for resolving finances upon divorce or separation.

What you need to know about spousal maintenance

March 1, 2021

Spousal maintenance can be a very daunting concept to married couples who are separating. We share some common questions that are raised by our clients, to de-bunk some of the myths surrounding this topic.

Do I need permission from my former partner to take my child abroad?

February 18, 2021

You may presume as a parent that you are free to take your child out of the country at your own discretion, but is that really the case? Dawn Gore explains more.

Divorcing a narcissist

February 4, 2021

Narcissisism is a personality trait referred to by Dr. Mark Banschick who developed the term “the Malignant Divorce”. He alludes to the narcissist as “completely self-serving and selfish.” It’s imperative to shield yourself emotionally whilst negotiating a divorce from a narcissist.

Case study: Are the economic consequences of COVID-19 enough to invite a second look at the division of marital assets?

February 4, 2021

Mr Justice Cohen gave judgment in December 2020 in response to a variation application made on behalf of a husband. The husband argued that his assets were affected by COVID-19 and that the original financial order that had been made in March 2020 should be varied.

Separation during lockdown – we’re still here for you

January 29, 2021

With an increasing number of media reports headlining the impact that COVID-19 has had on relationships, are you considering separating?