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Podcast: Financial Outcomes on Marriage Breakdown

David Hodson speaks on what is the law in England on financial outcomes on marriage breakdown. It has been the subject of two major House of Lords decisions and numerous Court of Appeal and High Court reported cases in the past six years. Yet many practitioners in England and abroad are confused by what is the state of the law. One thing is certain, looking to statute law will not provide an answer!

iGuide: Resolution by Out of Court Settlements

There are many different ways to resolve cases without the need to go to court. Here is our iGuide in relation to out of court settlements.

DB v PB: Unfair marital agreements, chaos of EU law and unusual routes to fairness

David Hodson OBE 

Pension sharing in England after a foreign financial settlement

by David Hodson OBE

What is the situation? 

A couple on relationship breakdown abroad reach a financial settlement which involves sharing a pension based in England and Wales, sometimes based in the UK.  It may be pursuant to a foreign court order or a binding financial agreement.

What is the attitude of English pension companies?

The final decree of divorce: Timing is absolutely everything

by Emma Nash

Q: Why does the timing matter of the application for the final decree of divorce?

A: Because it brings the marriage to an end.

Gender duress in marital agreements: an Australian case study

Marital agreements are not yet part of English cultural life. But undoubtedly family lawyers are now being increasingly asked to draft them. For many of us, our continued anxiety and worry is the pressure put on the financially weaker party, often although not always the wife, to enter into an agreement which is less good than relying on the law. Sometimes it can be very disadvantageous.

Supreme Court hears cases on issues arising from the non-disclosure of assets

The Supreme Court is this week hearing the combined appeals on two cases concerning the non-disclosure of assets in financial proceedings.

Supreme Court gives judgment in divorce non-disclosure and fraud cases

Hannah Budd of iFLG considers the background of the non disclosure cases of Sharland v Sharland and Gohil v Gohil leading up to the Supreme Court Judgment in October 2015.

The Family Court has power to order interim sales of property

Can the family court order the family home, or indeed any other family property, to be sold (with vacant possession given on sale) and the proceeds distributed on an interim basis before the final financial settlement?  The power to make this order is often vitally needed at an interim stage by practitioners and their clients in circumstances where, for example, there are considerable debts, it is known that the property will eventually be sold and perhaps one spouse is doggedly refusing to t

The International Family Law Group’s response to the Law Commission consultation on the enforcement of family financial orders

iFLG have submitted their response to the Law Commission’s consultation in relation to the enforcement of family financial orders.

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