Establishing a beneficial interest in property

Many non-married couples may decide to purchase a property together and register both their names as legal owners on the title deeds. If they are contributing different amounts to the purchase price they may also want to record their contributions and…

Birch v Birch – Flexibility v finality

The parties divorced in July 2010 and an order was made by consent whereby the wife would remain in the former matrimonial home with their two children. The husband agreed to immediately relinquish his interest in the property and in…

Financial Dispute Resolution Hearings

The Financial Dispute Resolution Hearing (FDR) is an important hearing in the early stages of financial proceedings. What happens at the FDR? The judge expresses a view about the likely outcome of the case should it proceed to a full hearing or…

Relocating within the UK as a single parent

If a single parent wants to relocate within the UK, they do not require the consent of either the other parent or the court. If, however, one parent opposes the other’s plans to relocate, either parent could make an application…

Divorce and reasonable needs

In the event of a dispute between a husband and wife as to the distribution of capital assets upon divorce, the matters to which the Court is required to have regard to the 8 factors set out in Section 25 of Matrimonial Causes…