divorce settlements

WHEN IS A MATRIMONIAL ASSET NOT A MATRIMONIAL ASSET?

A typical matrimonial asset would be the family home; bought together, lived in together and when the parties separate it needs to be dealt with in a way that ensures both have somewhere to live.  The property is either sold or transferred to one or other of the parties.  This is on a relatively equal basis(…)

THE COST OF ‘FAIRNESS’

This blog was prompted by a lot of conversations recently about the concept of ‘fairness’. What is or can be ‘fair’ about divorce and the inevitable division of the family assets? Who decides what is fair and reasonable – well ultimately a Judge at the end of an expensive and sometime acrimonious legal process. Alternatively,(…)