Prenuptial Agreements – a cast iron guarantee?

In the recent case of Ipekçi v McConnell [2019] EWFC 19, Mr Justice Mostyn gave no weight to a pre-nuptial agreement which had been entered into by the parties in New York prior to their marriage. Before their wedding, in

The “Common Law Marriage” myth – still alive and kicking in 2019!

The recently published “British Social Attitudes Survey”, carried out by The National Centre for Social Research, revealed that 46 per cent of people in the UK believe that cohabiting couples form a “common law marriage”. The study was commissioned by

Don’t stay together for the kids?

A recent analysis by academics at University College London has highlighted the emotional impact on children of their parents separating. The research involved 6,245 children and young people within the UK, and found that the younger the children were at

The importance of complying with court orders

Last month’s sentencing hearing in the case of Hart v Hart [2018] EWHC 2966 was a stark reminder of the importance of adhering to court orders, as the husband’s sister was imprisoned after being found to be in contempt of

Jones Nickolds recognised by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500

We are very pleased to have been recognised again by the two main legal practice guides; Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. In Chambers we have once again been rated in Band 1, alongside only three other firms in

Jones Nickolds listed in The Times “Best Law Firms 2019”

We are delighted to have been ranked as one of the top family law firms by The Times. The newspaper produced a guide to the preeminent 200 solicitors firms, of the 10,000 in England and Wales. Jones Nickolds was one

Who should keep the house?

When couples come to negotiate the financial outcome of their divorce, commonly their matrimonial home is the most valuable asset. When clients come to us to seek advice, many questions emerge very quickly; Will the house have to be sold?

Islamic marriage considered “void” enables wife to bring claim for financial remedy under UK Law

On 31 July, a precedent was set by the High Court in a case which could impact on the lives of many Islamic couples seeking to divorce in the UK. Prior to the ruling in NA v MSK*, Islamic women

Supreme Court ruling in Owens v Owens (25th July 2018)

The Supreme Court has ruled against Mrs Owens in the case of Owens v Owens. The court upheld previous decisions by the original trial judge and the Court of Appeal that Mrs Owens must remain married to her husband until

5 reasons to consider having a Pre- Nuptial Agreement

Although it might not be the first thing you think of when getting engaged, for some entering into a Pre-Nuptial Agreement (often called a Prenup) it will save them a great deal of heartache, time and money, later down the