Karen Jones, Solicitor considers Arbitration and whether this will become the new norm in resolving conflicts in Family Law

Karen Jones, Solicitor considers Arbitration and whether this will become the new norm in resolving conflicts in Family Law

January 23, 2017By BPS Family LawBlog

What is Arbitration? Arbitration is where an independent adjudicator is appointed to settle a dispute.  In order for Arbitration to be utilised, both parties must consent to enter into the process and to provide their written agreement to be bound by the decision reached by the Arbitrator.  Arbitration is therefore different to meditation or collaborative … Read More

Guide to spousal maintenance

Guide to spousal maintenance

November 3, 2016By BPS Family LawBlog

Caroline Swain, Partner, Matrimonial and Family Law provides a guide to spousal maintenance. What is spousal maintenance? It’s a regular payment (usually monthly) made by a former husband, wife or civil partner to their partner from whom they are separated. It’s only paid where one partner is unable to financially support themselves without continued financial … Read More

Financial rights of married and unmarried parents after separation

Financial rights of married and unmarried parents after separation

September 29, 2016By BPS Family LawBlog, Divorce Settlements

Caroline Swain, Partner, Matrimonial and Family Law explains how there’s still a marked difference in the financial rights of married and unmarried parents after a separation. Unmarried co-habiting couples are the fastest growing family type in the UK. With this family unit on the rise, it’s surprising the awareness of unmarried parent’s rights isn’t higher. … Read More

Dealing with Adult Children During Divorce

Dealing with Adult Children During Divorce

September 27, 2016By BPS Family LawBlog

A common misconception that adult children of divorce are invariably less affected by their parents’ separation than young children is an oft-cited argument. Indeed, it is not uncommon to hear parting couples intuit that young adults will suffer less in their adjustment than they would have as children. However, with the number of over-50s or … Read More

Can you afford the risks of a “Quickie Divorce”?

Can you afford the risks of a “Quickie Divorce”?

September 14, 2016By BPS Family LawBlog

Caroline Swain, Partner at BPS Law and specialist in Matrimonial and Family law, has worked on many high profile and ultra-net worth financial disputes giving her the reputation of one of the most sought-after divorce lawyers in the UK. Divorce is common. In 2011, it was estimated that 42% of marriages ended in divorce in … Read More