Family / Article Child contact issues/shared residence in lockdown – an update
Published: 2 April 2020
Family / Article (Un)happy families and Covid-19
Published: 1 April 2020
Family / Article Payment of child maintenance and the Coronavirus
Published: 31 March 2020
Family / Article Coronavirus and the issues it raises about contact for separated parents
Published: 25 March 2020
Family / Article How to protect your marriage from COVID-19
Published: 20 March 2020
Family / Article What is a Calderbank offer?
Published: 11 December 2019
Family / Article Viberts Partner, Jamie Orchard acts in landmark family law case
Published: 31 October 2019
Family / Article Experienced family lawyer returns to Viberts
Published: 18 September 2019
Family / Article Viberts Family Law Partner, Jamie Orchard has been recognised in the 2019 Channel Islands Top 35 Under 35.
Published 4 June 2019
Family / Article Litigation Risk and the “Chinese Tiger”
Published: 26 April 2019
Family / Article Keeping Divorce Costs Down
Published: 9 April 2019
Family / Article Family Law and Those New Year Blues
Published: 10 January 2019
Family / Article A reconciliation contract – an alternative to divorce?
Published: 27 Febuary 2018
Family / Article Child contact at Christmas: make a clear plan
Published: 4 December 2017
Family / Article DIY divorce
Published: 8 November 2017
Family / Article Marriage vs. cohabitation
Published: 1 September 2017
Family / Article Dividing the marital assets in a divorce
Published: 27 June 2017
Family / Article It’s not you, nor me: is the concept of ‘no fault divorce’ on the cards?
There has been a lot of media coverage lately regarding “activists” who are seeking reform of the current divorce laws in the UK (and in Jersey) to include a “no fault” way of bringing about a divorce. What are the pros and cons?
Family / Article The “boomerang generation” & divorce
With more adult children returning to live at home, what happens if their parents have divorced?
Family / Article Parental Responsibility – have you got consent for travelling as a single parent with children?
Separated or divorced? What you need to know before taking your children abroad
Family / Article Social media & relationship breakdown
Anyone involved in relationship breakdown needs to be extremely careful on social media
Family / Article Child maintenance: what rate is right?
When couples with children separate, one of their primary concerns, whether they are married or not, is ensuring that the children are supported financially. In legal terms, this is known as child maintenance.
Family / Article Can spousal maintenance ever be forever?
For many divorcing couples, coming to an agreement over their finances is often the most difficult part of the marriage breakup; and in virtually all cases, divorcing couples need legal advice on both capital and income.
Family / Article Top tips for keeping divorce costs down
There are a number of simple steps that clients can take to help keep costs to a reasonable level.
Family / Article Divorce d-day
The fanfare for the arrival of divorce Friday as it appears every year in the newspapers shortly after Christmas.
Family / Article Parental responsibility, residence & contact – Children Law in Jersey
The new Law completely changes much of the previous law regarding parents and their children. The new law also impacts on, and gives rights to, people such as grandparents and step parents.
Family / Article Inherited assets & dividing these in a divorce
Increasingly family lawyers are being asked about inherited assets and how these should be treated when the marriage breaks down.
Family / Article Divorce: what about the children?
Some statistics relating to divorce and the impact on children have the power to shock.
Family / Article Divorce with dignity
Divorce is unfortunately a booming industry both in the UK and here in Jersey, and all too often the legal costs involved can be financially disastrous for the couple involved.
Family / Article Fast cars, hiding assets, expensive new partners…
Conduct during a divorce has become an issue - hiding assets and the effect on divorce proceedings.
Family / Article Has divorce law now gone too far in favour of women?
Does divorce favour women more than men in particular for high earners?
Family / Article No more rummaging in bins!
Family lawyers are familiar with their client turning up at the office with financial documents that they have found whilst searching at home.
Family / Article Should the law change be changed for unmarried couples – gay or heterosexual?
Since December 2005, gay couples in the UK have had the right to enter into what is called a civil partnership.
Family / Article The impact on children when a relationship breaks down
Unfair family courts and how fathers are increasingly being prevented from seeing their children.
Family / Article Delays in law drafting can be damaging
Unless the Island keeps pace with international pressures and demands to improve and adapt its legislation, our image as a centre of financial excellence and stability will be damaged.
Family / Article The pre-nuptial agreement comes of age
Are you thinking of getting married in the next few months? Whether it is for the first time or not there will be excitement and a justifiable sense of romance. But there are also the ‘boring bits’: lots of sensible decisions and hard choices that must be made right now.
Family / Article Interesting developments regarding financial matters on divorce
Many of us have read in the popular press about extremely wealthy couples who divorce and the court is asked to divide their assets between them.
Family / Article Keeping the family together: the collaborative approach to family law
A familiar experience for readers who have encountered a divorce or a separation is that of bitterness and acrimony. Possibly months of unpleasantness will have been suffered and to add insult to injury, you will have paid for the privilege.
Family / Article I love you – but what about a pre-nup?
In recent months there has been much publicity given to the idea of couples entering into a pre-nuptial agreement prior to their marriage. Much confusion, however, still surrounds these agreements together with their implications for marriage and divorce.
Family / Article In the dark about divorce?
Statistics show that the average person who initiates divorce proceedings in the UK will spend over a year considering whether to divorce their spouse before they proceed.
Family / Article Separated: Let the whole family have a happy Christmas
In the increasingly commercialised world of Christmas, it is sometimes forgotten that the focus of the festive season should be the family and children in particular.
Family / Briefing Cohabitation: you may not get back what you put in to a property
Why cohabiting couples ought to protect their interests with a cohabitation or equity agreement
Family / Briefing Family law jargon buster
Are you confused what certain legal terms mean? This helpful family law jargon buster guide explains what most of the commonly used legal terms mean.