Family Law Videos

JMW's expert team of family solicitors answer some of the most frequently asked questions in family law. 

Partner and Head of Family, Michael Chapman, briefly explains how to go about starting divorce proceedings.

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Michael Chapman explains if you need a reason to ask for a divorce.

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Here's what you need to know about grounds for divorce.

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Starting divorce proceedings can be nerve-wracking; even more so when you don't know what the process is. Here Michael Chapman, Partner and Head of Family Law, lays out what you can expect from the process.

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To what extent will the court look to share pre-marital assets, if at all?

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There are many ways to reach a financial agreement with your former spouse. Whichever route you take, it is then essential that you take steps to make this agreement legally binding. Here, Partner and Head of Family Law, Elspeth Kinder explains.

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The award of child maintenance in England and Wales depends on the income bracket of the paying parent.

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Elspeth Kinder, Partner and Head of Family Law, explains what the court will take into consideration when dividing assets following a separation.

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In certain cases, the court can be invited to make a spousal maintenance order. Elspeth Kinder outlines when and how the court may make this decision.

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Sometimes, despite best intentions, it may seem impossible to agree arrangements with your ex-partner. But there are some steps that you can take, Beverley Jones explains.

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Beverley Jones outlines to what extent the court can take children's wishes into account when deciding child arrangement matters.

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One of the most common questions asked by separating parents is whether a child's surname can be changed.

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What should you do if you want to re-locate with your children? Beverley Jones, Partner and Head of Liverpool Family, explains what factors to bear in mind if you are moving somewhere new with your children.

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