News & Commentary

Here is our thinking on recent family news and issues, and how these might impact you.

In February 2017, the Court of Appeal’s decision in the Mills v Mills case to increase the ex-wife’s spousal maintenance payments 15 years after the divorce came as a bit of a surprise for family lawyers.

Mrs Owens was granted permission last week to appeal to the Supreme Court. She will be supported by Resolution, who see this as an opportunity to shape the course of modern divorce law, and reinforce the need for ‘no fault divorce’.

The divorce rate among the over-50s is rising.  The Office of National Statistics says the number of 'silver divorces' has risen by three- quarters in the past 20 years.

If you are worried about whether you should stay together because of the kids, recent research from the University of York shows that you may do more harm than good by staying put. 

The wealthy continue to make the news as they argue about divorce settlements involving eye-watering amounts of money.