Family law news

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

Mother knows best? A closer look at the role of kinship...

A charity has carried out research to see whether maintaining contact with the mother would have a beneficial impact on the child in kinship care.... Read More

Draft bill submitted to include mothers’ names in marriage certificates for...

A senior bishop has put forward a draft bill to make provision for the recording of the name of the mother of each party on the marriage certificate... Read More

What is blockchain and how will it impact the legal world?

Blockchain is an exciting technology that could impact family law. Through offering ‘smart contracts’, blockchain could revolutionise nuptial agreements... Read More

Latest family law news

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Children put up for adoption after parents’ ‘open relationship’ raises concerns of neglect

Judges within the family courts are extremely reluctant to take children away from their parents and will only do so if they feel that... Read More

Australia approves same-sex marriage

"What a day for love, for equality, for respect," said Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as same-sex marriage was legalised in Australia... Read More

Mothers told to contact their abusers for maintenance

Victims of domestic violence have spoken out after receiving letters saying they could lose their child maintenance if they do not contact their abusers... Read More

Is divorce fair? A closer look at ‘meal-tickets for life’

Last summer, a private members bill that would transform the nature of financial provision on divorce passed its first reading in the House of Lords.... Read More
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Private law cases that return to court burden the family justice system

In November 2017, Cafcass conducted a small-scale study on the private family law cases that return to court.... Read More
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New research from the Law Society suggests that restoring legal aid “could save cash”

New research published last month has revealed a ‘statistical link’ between obtaining early legal advice and resolving problems sooner. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and... 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.

Vardags are ready to help

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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Vardags specialise in cases involving high net worth individuals, their families and their companies.  Free consultations are offered for clients with net assets in excess of £2million or involved in other high value disputes.
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