Filed under : Family Law

My colleague Reyes Gómez and I have just joined the UK Family Lawyers’ organization, RESOLUTION. Their aim is to encourage lawyers to seek settlements and avoid conflict when a family relationship breaks down. This can be as part of an … Continued

Sharing a pension on divorce

Filed under : Family Law

In the UK courts there are provisions for sharing a pension or splitting a pension on divorce. In England this is either by a Pension Sharing Order or a Pension Splitting Order. This can be very important where the couple … Continued

Powers of attorney

Filed under : Civil Law, Family Law

Powers of attorney can be very helpful particularly between a couple, family or friends who jointly own property. It is important to take advice and to keep clear records if you hold a power of attorney. The involvement of an … Continued

Travelling with children

Filed under : Family Law

Travelling is very much part of our lives in Europe. If you are travelling with children it is very much taken for granted that you won´t have any problems provided you all have valid passports. However, if the children do … Continued

Family lawyers – a blessing or a curse

Filed under : Family Law

We all know good news is heard less often and that bad news sells newspapers. My good news this month is that family lawyers can, and indeed do, help couples whose relationship breaks down. In particular, where there are children … Continued

Family Law Spain

Filed under : Family Law

Family law is a wide field and there are many solutions both in the courts and as private agreements. Advice taken early as a precaution can be very helpful. When a conflict can only be resolved in court it is … Continued

Child abduction and international families

Filed under : Family Law

Many families will be spending time away on holiday in August. The return to school and work is always difficult but for families who live apart or have to return to different countries this can be even more difficult. Perhaps … Continued