The limitations of spousal maintenance

Spousal periodical payments orders, more commonly referred to as spousal maintenance, are one of the options the court has at its disposal in order to adjust the parties’ financial resources upon divorce. Such an order involves a party paying their

Arbitration “the BUPA” of Family Law

As we sit at court waiting interminably for the case to be called on, my client asks, with a hint of desperation in his voice, whether there isn’t a way to “go private”. The answer, happily, is that there is…..

Mixed-sex civil partnerships

For years there has been an imbalance between the options of unions for same-sex couples, against the limited choice for mixed-sex couples.  Mixed-sex couples have not, until now, had the option to choose whether to formalise their union by civil

Jones Nickolds listed in The Times “Best Law Firms 2020”

We are delighted that for the second year running we have been listed in The Times Best Law Firms. Only 200 of the 10,000 law firms in England and Wales made the list and only 42 of those firms are

Chambers Success

The firm has once again been ranked at Band 1 by Chambers and Partners 2020, one of only four firms in Kent. The guide describes the firm as ‘a leading Kent outfit with an expert team’ ‘a serious class act’

Jones Nickolds ranked in the top tier by the Legal 500

We are delighted to say that the firm has been ranked in the top tier for family law by the Legal 500; an independent directory of the best law firms in the country. The team was described as ‘intelligent, practical

Child Maintenance changes

For some years it has been a cause of criticism and concern that the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) does not take into consideration any notional income that a non-resident parent (NRP) may be deemed to receive. This meant that a

A changing approach to domestic abuse

Sadly, it is not uncommon for incidents of domestic abuse to occur both within relationships and between family members. The Office for National Statistics estimates that two million adults in England and Wales experienced domestic abuse between March 2017-2018 alone.

Co-parenting after Separation

Acrimonious divorces can make it extremely difficult to co-parent effectively afterwards. Clients often ask how they can try to put differences aside and manage ongoing tensions for the sake of the children. This is a very complex issue and needs

Jones Nickolds complete the London Legal Walk 2019

On Monday 17th June several members of Jones Nickolds completed the London Legal Walk 2019 raising money for charities that provide life changing legal advice and representation to those in need.  12 members of our staff walked, along with 4