Every marriage is different, and there is no strict formula for dividing matrimonial assets on divorce.
We often get asked by clients how will the court decide who gets what and whilst we do not have a crystal ball, if we apply the principles that the Court will follow, it is possible to give some guidance.
The court must take into account, first and foremost, the welfare of any dependant children – where they are to live and how they are to be supported.
Secondly, whether the case is suitable for a clean break – in other words can the husband and the wife be financially independent of one another. The Court has a duty to try and achieve this, wherever it is reasonable to do so, given all of the factors.
A clean break would be appropriate where there are sufficient capital assets to ensure ongoing financial security for a non-earning spouse…
Resolution, the organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters, are promoting Good Divorce Week between 28th November and 2nd December.
On Wednesday (30th November), the group will be holding a Lobby Day in Parliament, where over 150 of our members will be travelling to Westminster to meet with their MP.
The group is seeking to raise awareness of alternatives to courtroom clashes and will be campaigning to improve the rights for cohabiting couples as well as no fault divorce.
No Fault Divorce is a Divorce in which the dissolution of…
The commercial property team of prominent Welsh law firm Peter Lynn and Partners has acted on behalf of Springfall Properties Limited in relation to a facility at Duffryn Business Park in Ystrad Mynych.
Darren Lewis, Partner and commercial property specialist at the law firm commented “Springfall are a long term client and it is a great pleasure to have negotiated a successful deal that benefits both landlord and tenant”.
The property will become the new South Wales HQ for Star Linen in a long-term lease worth £75k per annum.
Leading regional law firm Peter Lynn & Partners have advised The Smoke Haus on the opening of their newest restaurant in Brindle Place in the centre of Birmingham.
The restaurant chain is a story of success for Managing Director Mark Power who opened the first Smoke Haus on Wind Street, Swansea in 2012. Working with a close-knit team, he experienced a huge demand for his unique, American inspired food and soon opened their second location, in Cardiff – double the size of the Swansea site.
Mark commented “The success of the business is down to a passion and vision based on…
Darren Lewis, commercial property development specialist at Peter Lynn and Partners has completed a seven-figure property deal in Hatfield, Hertfordshire on behalf of a major UK property consortium.
The deal, which includes planning permission for 12 residential apartments was secured only 2 weeks after receiving heads of terms despite contract race conditions.
Mr Lewis commented “there were multiple companies vying for this property due to its excellent location and potential however the sellers selected our client and work will begin in the New Year”.
After many years as a sponsor of Wales’ only Premiership Club, Peter Lynn and Partners are proud to announce the renewal of their sponsorship agreement for the 2016/17 season.
The five-figure deal see’s the regional law-firm retain it’s headline sponsorship of the business lounge, recently rebranded as the 1912 Lounge, as well as a number of on-and off pitch locations.
Stuart Atherton, Partner and Head of HR And Employment Law at the firm commented “Sport sponsorship is at the heart of our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and the renewal of our agreement with the Swans demonstrates the breadth of our involvement…