Family law

LEXeFISCAL specialist family law division will guide you through this difficult path, with compassion and understanding by taking a practical view of the application of the law.
No matter how hurt you are keep in mind you once enjoyed each other company and never if possible do you laundry in public. Where children are involved remember they are not the cause of your problems.
LEXeFISCAL takes the objective view, you can rely on us to support you.

Nuptial agreements and relationship planning
An agreement made before or during a marriage or civil partnership that seeks to do one or both of the following:

  • Regulate the couple's financial affairs during the relationship.
  • Determine how their assets should be divided in the event of divorce, dissolution or separation.

A settlement for the benefit of one or both of the parties or their children, created because of the marriage, or referring to the marriage, whether made before the marriage (pre-nuptial  agreement) or after it (post-nuptial settlement). A nuptial settlement can be varied.
A living arrangement whereby a couple who is not married or a couple who is in a civilpartnership live together in the same household. The term can apply to opposite sex or same-sex couples. The law gives cohabiting couples fewer rights on separation or death than for civil partners or married couples. At present there is no specific legal definition of what amounts to cohabitation.
In a family law context, a term that refers to several different methods of dispute resolution, other than litigation, including:

  • Negotiation through legal advisors.
  • Mediation.
  • Collaborative law.
  • Arbitration.

Divorce and dissolution of civil partnership (Divorce petition)
An application for the legal dissolution of a marriage. This is now known as an application for a matrimonial order in the Family Procedure Rules 2010. There is now one standard petition for divorce proceedings and this petition can be used for all five facts supporting the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. There are no longer separate divorce petitions for separate facts.
Matrimonial proceedings
Proceedings for ending a marriage or civil partnership.
Civil partnership
A legal status acquired by same-sex couples who register as civil partners, which gives them the same legal rights as married couples.
Financial remedies: on divorce or dissolution
International aspects of family law
Financial remedy

A financial order and a wider range of orders for financial provision that the court may make in the proceedings listed under rule 2.3 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (including financial provision for children under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989).


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