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Yearly Family Law Archives: 2014

Understanding pensions in a family law context

In contemplation of any family law proceedings, it is important to consider any retirement benefits to which you or your partner may be entitled. Pensions, whether 'defined benefi… Read More

Pensions: defined benefit schemes v defined contribution schemes

In contemplation of any family law proceedings, it is important to consider how payments are made, or will in future be made, under any pension scheme that either party may hold. … Read More

Domestic violence to include emotional harm

Anyone who has worked on cases that have involved domestic violence will be welcoming news that the government is planning to consult about introducing a new criminal offence. This new cr… Read More

Transparency in the family courts

Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, recently published his thirteenth View from the President’s Chambers: ‘The process of reform: an update’. This… Read More

Can a parent unilaterally change a child’s habitual residence?

The Court of Appeal was required to consider whether a parent can unilaterally change a child’s habitual residence in the recent case of Re H (Jurisdiction) EWCA Civ 1… Read More

Child abduction: resolving issues through mediation

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. Parties often engage in mediation, either to prevent the need to go to court, or to resolve as many contentious issues as possible p… Read More

Child abduction: the benefits of mediation

I have previously written on the potential value of mediation in child abduction a… Read More