If you watched the news or picked up a paper recently, you'll probably be aware of the case of Owens v Owens - a defended divorce case that's gone all the way to trial and is so incredibly rare it has made headlines. Five justices of the Supreme Court heard legal argument and submissions in the case but we do not expect to receive the judgment for a number of weeks.
If your circumstances have changed, you can apply to increase or decrease your amount of spousal maintenance. An application to vary a spousal maintenance order can be made at any time during the life of the order.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are not yet legally binding in the UK but since the ground breaking case of Radmacher in 2010 the courts are taking these into account as a factor when considering division of the matrimonial assets.
I began as a trainee solicitor in 2003 and I am now the youngest Equity Partner within the company, and currently head up the Wanstead branch. I have a mixed practice of private crime and private client work. I act for individuals and companies facing prosecution for matters from road traffic offences to health and safety at work cases. I also specialise in matters regarding wealth management, including drafting wills, powers of attorney, probate and tax planning.
As child focused lawyers at Edwards Duthie we have historically encouraged parties to consider particulars that were not hostile. Since the Court of Appeal decision it is now imperative to get case specific advice when drafting a petition.