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News Category: Family

  • 27 July 2017

    Judge writes personal letter to child explaining his judgment

    An unusual family law case has been reported in the press today. Having made his decision as to which parent a child should live with, a judge has handed details of this decision to the child in question by letter. Read more

  • 3 January 2017

    Is “divorce day” a myth?

    Every year, at the beginning of January, the media headlines regurgitate the same report that it is the "peak time of year" for divorce and the subject receives a huge amount of media coverage. Emma Alfieri from our family team reports. Read more

  • 1 December 2016

    Successful day at Parliament campaign for Steeles Law family team

    On 30 November 2016, Emma Alfieri travelled to Parliament to meet with MPs and other family justice professionals, including local MP for Bury St Edmunds and North Suffolk Jo Churchill. Read more

  • 30 November 2016

    Family team leads the way in campaign for fault free divorce

    On Wednesday 30 November 2016, Emma Alfieri from our family team will be heading to Parliament together with 150 other family lawyers from all over the UK, to campaign for fault free divorce. Read more

  • 13 June 2016

    Ex-wife receives £300,000 settlement 20 years after divorce

    Kathleen Wyatt, the ex-wife of Dale Vince, has succeeded in securing a lump sum payment of £300,000 almost 20 years after the couple divorced. Mr Vince is the founder of the wind-power firm, Ecotricity and he is reported to have a net worth of £107,000,000. Read more

  • 24 May 2016

    Can you keep your home after a divorce?

    A big concern for many divorcing couples is whether or not one of the parties is able to retain the family home after the financial aspects of the divorce have been dealt with. Read more

  • 23 February 2016

    Recent case highlights co-habitation considerations

    Increasingly more couples are living together without formalising their relationship and many people do not realise that there is no such thing as "common law marriage" in England and Wales. Read more

  • 26 January 2016

    Are you affected by the Form E divorce fault?

    Back in December 2015 it was announced that the Form E provided on the Ministry of Justice website between April 2014 and December 2015 contained a faulty calculation. This resulted in automatic fields within the form calculating the incorrect total for an individual's net assets, as it failed to deduct certain liabilities. Read more

  • 19 November 2015

    Divorce on the rise for over 60s

    According to recent figures published by the Office of National Statistics, divorce amongst couples aged 60 and over in England and Wales has risen considerably. Read more

  • 5 August 2015

    Recent attempts to appeal divorce consent orders.

    A consent order is the legal document recording the financial division upon, or following, divorce and must be adhered to by both parties. Consent orders are intended to be final and therefore successful appeals are rare. Read more