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Vardags Family Law News is a one-stop shop for all family law content. It’s aimed at everyone: lawyers and non-lawyers alike, because family law touches so many people’s lives. We aim to be the go-to guide for those moments and a helpful resource and thought-provoker. Vardags News also likes to see the bigger picture. We’ll tackle issues that inform modern relationships and the ways in which these things interplay with society as a whole, with the international outlook for which Vardags is known.

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Editors' picks

Children missing out on maintenance payments owing to CMS loopholes

Gingerbread has published a damning report on the CMS showing how parents are manipulating loopholes to reduce child maintenance payments.... Read More

House of Commons publishes a briefing paper on prenuptial agreements

The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper which sets out the current status of prenuptial agreements and proposals for reform.... Read More

All going on a summer holiday? Things you should know before...

If you are planning on taking your child on holiday abroad, depending on your destination, you may have to fulfil some surprising requirements to... Read More

Latest family law news

Father and child

House of Commons briefing paper: single people have right to obtain parental orders for...

Yesterday, the House of Commons Library published a briefing paper titled ‘Children: surrogacy, and single people and parental orders (UK)’.... Read More
Boy with tin can phone

Judge reluctantly grants children indirect contact with father in Q v R

In Q v R, HHJ Vincent was torn between the wishes of two children not to see their father and the benefits of promoting a healthy paternal relationship.... Read More
Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

AM v DF: clarifying the law around the temporary removal of children from the...

In AM v DF, Baker J granted the father’s appeal against the varying of a prohibited steps order allowing the mother to take the children on holiday to Iraq.... Read More
Indian girl

Child better served by British rather than Indian nationality, court rules in Re K...

Mr Justice Bodey has granted a mother permission to apply on behalf of her child for British citizenship instead of Indian nationality.... Read More
Baroness Hale

A glance at Lady Hale and her impact on family law

As we await Lady Hale's investiture, we consider various cases in which she has made an impact on family law.... Read More
sir james munby mental health provision

NHS placement confirmed for suicidal teen girl at the centre of damning judgment from...

A safe bed has been found for a 17-year-old girl with significant mental health issues days after Sir James Munby, who presided over the... Read More

You may be eligible for a litigation loan

If your spouse controls the family finances, you may be worried about how to find the money for your legal fees during a divorce. But this need not prevent you from accessing the best legal advice to fight for what you deserve. 

Whether you and your spouse built-up your fortune during your marriage, you married someone who already had money or you have had a child with someone with money, it is likely that you are entitled to very significant assets or income. But accessing this wealth now that you are separated may be difficult, restricting your ability to afford the very best legal representation for you and your family during your divorce.

What options are available to fund my case?

If your spouse is not prepared to pay your divorce fees, you may be eligible for a litigation loan. This specific type of lending allows you to secure any assets that you or your partner have, such as your former matrimonial home, against a loan that will cover your legal fees. This loan is then paid back at the end of the case.

A litigation loan is rigorous and transparent, and will grant you access to a top divorce lawyer who will ensure that you get your fair share. Vardags is experienced in securing litigation funding for its high net worth clients and has strong relationships with a select pool of the very best funders around. We also know when best to apply, and exercise careful judgement in determining when to pursue claims.

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Vardags can advise in detail on the options available at your first consultation. We offer a free initial consultation, without obligation, to clients who have family assets greater than £1 million or income of greater than £150,000 per annum. Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7205 5792 to arrange your consultation — it’s never too early or too late to take expert legal advice. 


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