In a recent article, published by Lawyer Monthly, Valemus Law’s Julia Cluley, looks closely at the rights and responsibilities someone has if they have been left to bring up their partner’s child after the relationship has ended. Within her article Julia discusses how someone would go about getting parental responsibility for a child that isn’t [...]
In her recent article for Solicitors Journal, Joanna Abrahams looks closely at the laws around annulment, which is also known as nullity. An annulment can be applied for one of two grounds: that the marriage was never legally valid or that it was valid but was voidable. One of the reasons a marriage might be voidable [...]
With the Queen celebrating the Platinum Jubilee, Manisha Hurchurn wrote about how family law has been transformed since the 2002 Golden Jubilee. The article by Manisha, who is a family and children law specialist at Valemus Law, was published by Today’s Family Lawyer. In her piece, Manisha explains the legal changes regarding parental responsibility brought [...]
It goes without saying that the introduction of no-fault divorce on the 6th April 2022 represented one of the greatest shifts on the part of the government in the 21st Century, to not only keep abreast of societal views as to the family unit and what that embodies, but to transform the practice and application of Family [...]
In a recent article, Valemus Law Family Partner Joanna Abrahams looks closely at the options (or lack thereof) available to those in the UK who turn to surrogacy as a route to having a baby. Whilst, at first blush, surrogacy seems to be an option for childless couples, the reality is that here in the UK [...]
Recent news that ex-Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner admitted to faking papers to obtain two divorces in 2000 and 2014 respectively, prompted Valemus Law Family Partner Joanna Abrahams to write an article looking closely at the rise of e-signature and no-fault divorce in the prevention of fraudulent divorce. Within her article Joanna looks closely at the introduction [...]
As has been extensively reported in the media we head into a new dawn in dealing with the introduction of the no-fault divorce on 6th April 2022. It is hoped that this long-awaited legislation will reduce the acrimony previously experienced as a result of having to cite fault (unreasonable behaviour or adultery) on the part [...]
This weekend, Valemus Law’s Family and Children Partner Joanna Abrahams appeared on BBC Radio Three Counties discussing the issues around fraudulent divorce. Joanna’s comments were prompted by a recent case relating to a woman who was unaware that she was divorced for 12 years, after her signature was forged on official documents. Rachpal and Kewal [...]
In this article, I look at the right of the tenants to take over the management of the property. This may well be useful where it is not possible to compel the landlord to sell the freehold, perhaps because a substantial number of the flats are still rented out.
Valemus Law, the UK-wide business and family law firm, is very pleased to confirm that Julia Cluley, has joined its Divorce and Family Law practice.