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Guidance

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 2017/18

By David Hodson OBE 

Introduction 

1.1 Taxation of spouses

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 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.

iGuide: Enforcement of Financial Orders in England

iFLG provides guidance on enforcing financial orders through the Courts in England

Arbitration in English law

This briefing note accompanies the launch on 22 February, 2012 of a family law arbitration scheme in England and Wales, of which David Hodson was one of the founders and in the first group of qualified arbitrators. The briefing note looks at the background to the scheme, the many benefits of arbitration and information about the arbitration procedure.

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?

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