Silk Family Law's team of family law practitioners has a track record in complex divorce, separation, corporate, farming and pension law cases. Their lawyers each have a broad range of experience and specialisms, enabling them to provide a sensitive and authorative approach in all areas of family and matrimonial law.
The issue of spousal maintenance is often one of great dispute in considering financial issues on divorce. Questions relating to whether or not one party to the marriage (often the wife) is entitled to claim maintenance - and if so, at what rate and for how long - frequently become a significant area of contention.
Last week the Supreme Court delivered its much-anticipated judgement in the case of Owens v Owens, ruling that Mrs Tini Owens, cannot divorce her husband Hugh on the basis of his alleged unreasonable behaviour. Mrs Owens must now wait until 2020 to divorce her husband.
A Supreme Court ruling that a woman who spent all her lump sum divorce settlement money – some of which was designed to meet her housing needs - cannot claim additional funds from her former husband to cover her rent. The case looks set to re-ignite debate about open-ended maintenance awards.