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Jonathan Whettingsteel
    • Jonathan Whettingsteel

    • Senior Associate Solicitor
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Surrogacy and Parental Orders - A Guide for the Modern Family

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The needs of families and their composition continues to change, as does the technology to support them. As a result, the law supporting these families also needs to change. There has been a continued and steady increase in the number of applications being...

The treatment of pensions on divorce: where are we now?

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The division of pensions during divorce proceedings can be a complicated and emotive topics for many. In order to offer clarifications and recommendations on the matter, the Pension Advisory Group (PAG) filed their ‘A Guide to the Treatment of...

Case Study: Neil & Neil - A warning on the implications of dishonesty and deceit in financial proceedings

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Although an extreme example based on the court’s findings, a recent Judgement delivered by Mr Justice Moor in the case of Neil & Neil [2019] EWHC 3330 (fam) serves as an example as to how the courts will set aside a financial order, even in part...

Divorce and Finances during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Your Questions Answered

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The COVID-19 pandemic is going to have long lasting implications on the economy and, as such, one of the questions that my clients are repeatedly asking me is whether they should change their course of action during the pandemic. Should they separate but...

What does the Covid-19 Lockdown mean for your family?

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On Monday 23 rd March 2020 the Prime Minister gave a historic announcement, putting the UK into lockdown. This was largely expected, but few had time to prepare, including many families with child arrangements. The government have since...

Children need grandparents

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When parents separate, there can often be a dispute about the arrangements for any children. Whilst there is a presumption by the court under Section 1(2A) Children Act 1989 that the involvement of a parent in a child’s life will further their (the...

Prenuptial Agreements: they're now worth more than the paper they're printed on

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On 28th February 2018, the Office of National Statistics published their findings looking at marriages in England and Wales in 2015. Of the 239,020 opposite sex marriages in England and Wales, 15% were remarrying. This means that in 2015 alone, approximately...