financial remedy

Protected: What family lawyers need to know about criminal law: Restraint and confiscation

Although outside the jurisdiction, restraint and confiscation orders make reasonable frequent appearances in family court proceedings. This is perhaps unsurprising, as most of us would likely give some thought to the future if it came to light that our spouse was involved in significant financial or organised crime, which could result in confiscation of family assets.. As such, it is not unusual for suspects faced with a criminal investigation or prosecution to also find themselves contemplating divorce. Given the possibility of these regimes butting heads as they compete for the client’s assets, it is helpful for family lawyers to have a grasp of restrain and confiscation orders, and their interaction with financial proceedings.

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Protected: What family lawyers need to know about criminal law: Complainants

Although Corker Binning is a specialist defence firm, we appreciate that family lawyers experience both sides of a criminal investigation in representing both complainants and the subjects of those complaints.

We often receive enquiries via family lawyers from complainants, or potential complainants, seeking advice on the procedure and likely consequences of criminal investigations and proceedings. Whilst it is not usually necessary for complainants to receive formal criminal law advice (although this can be arranged, for example where a client is particularly anxious about the process of providing evidence to the police, or where there is a risk of a counter-allegation), we are always happy to share the benefit of our experience.

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Protected: What family lawyers need to know about criminal law: Introduction

As with most areas of contentious law, having to instruct a criminal or family lawyer is seldom a happy process for the client. Unfortunately, the nature of relationship breakdown means that all too often family proceedings result in the need for criminal advice. On occasion, it is the criminal proceedings that lead to family law problems.

Family Finance Forum

The Resolution Family Finance Forum is suitable for all practitioners in family law who want to gain a deeper understanding of family law-related financial issues.

Family Finance Forum

The Resolution family finance forum is suitable for all practitioners in family law who want to gain a deeper understanding of family law-related financial issues.

Hart v Hart: a cautionary tale

The degree of recalcitrance in this case was rare but not unique, and reminds practitioners to ensure clients comply with their obligations, including full and frank disclosure, from the outset

Family Finance Forum

The Resolution family finance forum is suitable for all practitioners in family law who want to gain a deeper understanding of family law-related financial issues.

Family Finance Forum

The Resolution family finance forum is suitable for all practitioners in family law who want to gain a deeper understanding of family law-related financial issues.

Family Finance Forum

The Resolution family finance forum is suitable for all practitioners in family law who want to gain a deeper understanding of family law-related financial issues.

Maintenance

When a marriage or civil partnership fails, the courts use their discretion to decide how a family’s finances and property are divided up. This means that they look at all the circumstances of the case but will put the welfare of the children first.

Money and Home

At the beginning of the divorce process, a real concern you may have is what the financial outcome of your split will be. You may well have worries over whether you'll be able to keep the family home or whether your children will have to change schools, how much money you'll have to live on and what the status of your and your partner's pensions may be.

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