Civil partnership or cohabit – which is better?

Not everyone wants to get married in a church or registry office. For many cohabiting couples, a civil partnership is far more attractive – it moves away from the idea of women being the ‘property’ of their husbands and is fa...

Owens vs Owens and the ‘no fault’ divorce

Late July saw the Supreme Court give judgement in relation to divorce proceedings between Tini Owens and her millionaire husband Hugh Owens. Mrs Owens had separated from Mr Owens in 2015, when she moved out of their home with...

Challenging times: what happens when family is cut out of the will

High profile inheritance disputes follow celebrities and the super-rich as surely as night follows day, but such challenges to wills (and intestacies) are becoming increasingly common, whatever the values involved.Some of the...

Divorce goes virtual, but complex cases will keep their day in court

A new online service should cut the stress of applying for a divorce according to the Ministry of Justice, but family law professionals say it’s likely to benefit only those with simple finances who are pursuing the DIY route...