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Welcome to our information hub

One of iFLG’s aims is to make the law more accessible and easier to understand. We regularly produce information guides (iGuides), articles, podcasts and responses to government papers on all issues surrounding relationship breakdown and children.

We want to keep our clients up to date with the latest developments in family law both in the UK and internationally. We also produce information and practice notes for family lawyers here and around the world.

All our written content is in downloadable pdf formats for you to take away and read anytime you like.

If you would like to know more about any of the issues raised or require further assistance do get in touch with one expert lawyers by emailing enquiries@iflg.uk.com or calling 0203 178 5668.

iGuide: Divorces Within Europe

Where you can potentially divorce in one or more European Country extreme caution is required. Our iGuide sets out a little more of the difficulties in this situation.

iGuide: The Court Procedure for Obtaining Financial Orders

The court process is designed to encourage parties to reach agreement with the assistance of the court. Our iGuide sets out in detail the court procedure for resolving financial matters.

iGuide: What is Child Abduction?

Find out more about Child Abduction in our iGuide.

iGuide: Child Relocation

This iGuide provides an introduction to the issue of child relocation - where one parent wishes to leave the jurisdiction to live in another country.

iGuide: Where should I divorce?

On relationship breakdown there is potentially opportunity to divorce or dissolve your civil partnership in more than one country. This iGuide sets out some of the things that you should take into account when deciding where to divorce.

iGuide: Recognition of Foreign Divorce

If you were married outside of England and Wales it is important to know whether your marriage will be recognised here. This iGuide explains the requirements for a marriage to be recognised here.

iGuide: What is Child Abduction?

Find out more about Child Abduction in our iGuide.

iGuide: Prenuptial and Other Relationship Agreements

Many people choose to enter into agreements to record understandings between them and their partner or spouse. This iGuide explains more about those agreements.

iGuide: Enforcing English Financial Orders Abroad

The enforcement of orders abroad can be a complicated process. This iGuide explains a little of the procedure involved.

iGuide: Financial Orders - Considerations for the Court

The family court has wide powers to make financial orders. Here is our iGuide setting out the types of issues that the court will take into account when making a financial order.

iGuide: Child Relocation

This iGuide provides an introduction to the issue of child relocation - where one parent wishes to leave the jurisdiction to live in another country.

iGuide: Child Maintenance

Many parents are able to agree child maintenance, or where necessary have to involve the Child Support Agency. Our iGuide explains more about child support arrangements.

iGuide: Divorce Procedure in England and Wales

Divorce is usually quite straight forward, particularly when both partners agree that the marriage is over. Here's our guide to the divorce process.

iGuide: Dissolution of Civil Partnerships

The procedure for the dissolution of Civil Partnerships is quite straightforward. Here is our iGuide to the process.

A GUIDE TO THE TAXATION OF SPOUSES ON MARRIAGE, AND ON SEPARATION AND DIVORCE 2018/2019

By David Hodson OBE MICArb

One definition of marriage is the coming together of a man and a woman as "one flesh".  For many years Parliament has recognised this special marital united relationship (and the family unit created as a result) by giving it favourable tax treatment.  During marriage, spouses should take maximum advantage of this special treatment to minimise the overall tax payable by them both.

In this Guide I start with a brief summary of the various UK taxes.  I then describe how spouses are taxed, and the opportunities available during the marriage to reduce the tax bill of the family.  I refer to the major changes introduced in April 1990 of Independent Taxation.  I also mention the taxation of a couple who choose to cohabit rather than marry.  Marriage in this context now includes same-sex marriage

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