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Financial disclosure in divorce proceedings

July 18, 2021 | 5 minutes
Divorce is a process, beset by other processes. One of these (after you have agreed, amicably, of course, about residence and contact arrangements for the children of the family), is the process of dividing the assets acquired during the marriage.  Whilst differing guidance applies depending on the length of the marriage and other factors, the Read More

Court out?

July 01, 2020 | 5 minutes
How remote hearings have changed the face of family law in Jersey. The COVID-19 enforced lockdown and the associated remote working that have become the norm in the last three months can bring about feelings similar to those when divorce is on the cards.  Along with feeling a sense of isolation, we re-arrange our living Read More

Shared care – a move towards equal rights for parents?

September 24, 2019 | 3 minutes
When parents separate or were never in a relationship to begin with, it can be difficult to decide where the children should live and how much time they should spend with each parent. Further, it is often at these times when differences in parenting styles become more relevant. At Ingram Advocates, we focus on providing Read More

It’s not my fault…

September 17, 2019 | 3 minutes
Divorce is a fact of 21st Century life. To get divorced in Jersey you must fall in to one of the grounds in the Matrimonial Causes (Jersey) Law 1949 (as amended). These are principally based on a notion of “fault” – one of the parties to the marriage did (or didn’t do) something. There is Read More

New partner joins

June 01, 2019 | 3 minutes
We are pleased to announce that Danny Le Maistre has joined the firm as a partner. He will head up the commercial litigation and insolvency practice. Read More

When your mind is not your own

August 06, 2018 | 3 minutes
The Royal Court was recently asked to consider if the views of a patient should be overridden on the basis of medical advice.  The case is known as AG v. Ms A [2018] JRC012 in order to protect the identity of the patient and avoid her identification. The starting point for the Court when considering Read More

Capacity is a good decision?

July 23, 2018 | 5 minutes
The current Mental Health (Jersey) Law was passed by the States in 1969 and came into effect on 1 January 1972. In October 2018 Jersey is making a leap forward to help and support those in our community who may need (now or in the future) help with decision making.  This Article concentrates on circumstances Read More

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but…

July 09, 2018 | 4 minutes
In order to better understand this issue, I should explain the background to financial proceedings and the duty of “full and frank” financial disclosure. The duty of disclosure is fundamental to the Court process; the Court cannot come to a fair, reasonable and just decision about money and finances if it is denied the necessary Read More

The view from this castle

June 25, 2018 | 3 minutes
Family homes are investments; not only in the bricks and mortar but also the emotions which develop within them.  The investment in the home can be as great for married and unmarried couples, but the options are materially different depending on the marital status of the couple and the legal position which results. When relationships Read More

It’s a Payne to leave…

June 11, 2018 | 4 minutes
The reality of living in this beautiful Island we all call home is that it is just that (i) beautiful and (ii) an island. This can mean for families when they separate that one parent moves away.  That move may be as a result of job or other opportunities outside the Island. It may also Read More

Where’s my home

May 28, 2018 | 4 minutes
When the Children (Jersey) Law 2002 came into force in 2005 it represented a revision to both the approach and language for the Court. Decisions (in contested matters) as to where children live and who they see can be very difficult.  Courts can be faced with having to resolve children disputes in the rubble of Read More

Don’t go fishing

May 14, 2018 | 3 minutes
But I know they’re hiding something – can you go through any documents you can “find” – NO – and if in doubt ask your lawyer before taking any action. In England and Wales there have been a number of landmark cases which may assist in understanding the position: The “starting point” can be said to be the Read More