Category Archives: Family and Divorce

MAINTAINING THE STATUS QUO

In June 2015, the Court of Appeal in Re M’P-P (Children) 2015 EWCA Civ 584 overturned a decision made by a trial judge which held that two young children should be removed from their foster carer’s care in the UK … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution

As family solicitors, we often receive an increase in divorce instructions from clients in the first few weeks of the New Year. It is the unfortunate case that parties have often spent so much time with one another in close … Continue reading

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Divorce down as pre nuptials rise

The first working day in January is commonly known as Divorce Day, when family lawyers receive more enquiries than at any other time of the year, but they are more likely to be faced with ‘silver splitters’ than young couples … Continue reading

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Court Error – When the sums don’t add up

It has today been announced by Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) that a mistake has been discovered within their online system which could potentially affect any financial settlements made between divorcing couples. The error is contained within a … Continue reading

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‘Och Aye, the I do’

Alex Ferguson has revealed in his new book that Christiano Ronaldo will get married in Scotland if he ever gets wed. Ronaldo’s skills on the pitch have lead to him earning huge amounts of money and it is suggested that … Continue reading

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Breeze and Wyles Continues to Support Hertford Contact Centre

Contact Centres play an integral part in assisting with contact between separated parents and their children and provide a safe and neutral environment where contact may take place. Contact Centres are used for a variety of reasons including alcohol and … Continue reading

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Honesty is the Best Policy!

There has been much commotion in the media within the last 24 hours after the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to allow the appeals of two wives who successfully appealed against their existing matrimonial financial settlements on the grounds of fraud … Continue reading

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Social Media comes to the rescue in Service of Proceedings

A Supreme Court Judge in New York City, Justice Matthew Cooper has this week ruled that a wife may serve divorce papers on her estranged husband via Facebook. Justice Cooper had found that the wife in the case only had … Continue reading

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Turning up the heat on non resident parents.

With in excess of £1bn owed in unpaid child maintenance owed by non resident parents the government is understandably keen not only to assist in enabling the parents with care to recover those sums but also to be seen to … Continue reading

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The Government v Justice (Round Two)

Our blog “there is a price for justice but at whose expense” (http://www.firstfordivorce.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/there-is-price-for-justice-but-at-whose.html) discussed a Judgment given by Sir James Munby considering the possibility of the Ministry of Justice being ordered to cover the costs if there is no other properly … Continue reading

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