PERSONAL LEGAL FAMILY LAW
News & ArticlesCourt clarifies how it will treat factors affecting divorce awards
A recent application to vary maintenance payments following a divorce has clarified the court's approach to future pensions, post-separation earnings, bad behaviour and family wealth.
The fate of a family business after a divorce
When a couple decides to divorce, it can have serious repercussions on an existing family business. The family courts have extensive discretionary powers to deal with the division of matrimonial assets, under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, based on the circumstances of each individual case. However, since the leading case of White v White in 2001, the principles adopted by the courts have largely been shaped by case law.