Help and Advice
What is the difference between a Separation Agreement and a Financial Order?
To answer this question, it is important to understand the difference between a separation and a divorce.
Divorce is only available for married couples and is the only way to formally end a marriage. Separation is an option for married couples that choose separate without divorcing and is also available to couples that are not married but that decide that they no longer wish to be together. A separation does not end a marriage and therefore does not end the financial claims that each spouse may have regarding the other’s finances.
Pensions on divorce – do I need a report?
Pensions are a common issue that can come up when trying to resolve matrimonial finances on divorce. Often people want to split their pensions equally or they want to offset one spouse’s claim on the other’s pension by giving them a higher share of a different matrimonial asset such as savings or equity in a property.
Parental Responsibility for Fathers and Re-registration of a Child’s Birth
What is Parental Responsibility?
S3(1) Children Act 1989 defines Parental Responsibility as:
“All the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property”.