Who Keeps The Engagement Ring?

On the sad occasion that a couple decides to end their engagement prior to the marriage, a question that is often asked is who gets to keep the ring? Often, engagement rings are expensive items that can hold important familial or emotive ties. The usual rule is the person who receives the ring may [...]

By |2018-10-25T11:56:14+00:00October 25th, 2018|Family, News/Blog|Comments Off on Who Keeps The Engagement Ring?

CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS FOR HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES

Theresa May announced this week that heterosexual couples will soon be able to enter into a civil partnership, a union previously restricted to same sex couples. This follows the Supreme Court unanimously ruling on 27th of June this year that restricting civil partnerships to same sex couples was discriminatory and incompatible with European Law. [...]

By |2018-10-15T12:21:08+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Family, Latest, News/Blog|Comments Off on CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS FOR HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES

NEW PARTNER AT MWW

Monro Wright & Wasbrough LLP are delighted to announce that Catherine Longshaw (Head of Family) will become a Partner of the firm on 1st October 2018. Many congratulations Catherine from all of us at MWW LLP.

By |2018-10-25T11:57:32+00:00September 28th, 2018|Family, Firm news, Latest, News/Blog|Comments Off on NEW PARTNER AT MWW

IS AN END TO THE BLAME GAME IN SIGHT?

In a move welcomed by the majority of family lawyers, Justice Secretary David Gauke has announced plans to introduce no fault divorce and launched a consultation on reforming the divorce laws that are almost fifty years old. The consultation follows a successful campaign led by Resolution, whose members are family lawyers and other professionals committed [...]

By |2018-09-25T17:12:02+00:00September 25th, 2018|Family, Latest, News/Blog|Comments Off on IS AN END TO THE BLAME GAME IN SIGHT?

MWW’s Catherine Longshaw attends Resolution’s NO FAULT DIVORCE campaign outside Parliament

England, UK . 17.5.2018. London . Parliament. Senior family lawyers call on the Government to reform outdated divorce laws and end the blame game as landmark Owens v Owens divorce case heads to the Supreme Court.Licensed for editorial and PR use free of charge in connection with this event, all other rights reserved.Copyright [...]

By |2018-08-24T14:37:11+00:00May 17th, 2018|Family, Firm news|Comments Off on MWW’s Catherine Longshaw attends Resolution’s NO FAULT DIVORCE campaign outside Parliament

Do I need a Cohabatation Agreement?

If you are not married or in a civil partnership and have chosen to move in with your partner, it is advisable to enter into a Cohabitation Agreement. The number of unmarried couples has doubled since the mid 1990’s but the legal status in unchanged. Many unmarried couples mistakenly believe that if they are [...]

By |2018-08-24T14:37:12+00:00May 16th, 2018|Family, News/Blog, Property|Comments Off on Do I need a Cohabatation Agreement?

Does Waggott v Waggott spell the end for ‘meal ticket for life’ spousal maintenance?

In the court of first instance, Mrs Waggott received an award totalling £9.76 million and £175,000 in annual maintenance payments for life. Mrs Waggott appealed the decision on two grounds: Mr Waggott’s ‘earning capacity’ was capable of being a matrimonial asset to which the sharing principle applies, and: Whether it was fair that she be [...]

By |2018-08-24T14:37:12+00:00May 14th, 2018|Family, News/Blog|Comments Off on Does Waggott v Waggott spell the end for ‘meal ticket for life’ spousal maintenance?

Only Mums & Dads

Read the article written by Mike Davidson and Ali Granville (Associates in our Family Law department) which can be accessed in full here. I HAVEN'T SEEN MY DAUGHTER FOR OVER THREE YEARS, WHERE DO I START? You should start by attempting to discuss with your daughter’s Mother why she is not letting you see your daughter. If [...]

By |2018-08-24T14:37:12+00:00May 11th, 2018|Family, News/Blog|Comments Off on Only Mums & Dads