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Communicating with Children

By |2021-01-15T16:04:35+00:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: For Individuals, Front Page Publication, News, Personal and Family law|

How do I talk to my children about what is happening? The COVID-19 outbreak means that we are all facing new and uncertain challenges, not just communicating with children. These times can be hard for adults to face which makes us think, how are our children coping? Written by Melissa Bryan | Advocate | Communicating with [...]

The challenges of co-parenting during a pandemic

By |2020-06-05T09:19:49+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: For Individuals, Front Page Publication, Personal and Family law|

What are the real challenges of co-parenting during a pandemic? We are now in Week 4 of Lockdown in the Isle of Man which has presented issues for many families across the Island. Written by Melissa Bryan | Advocate Whilst the government begins to ‘relax’ measures, separated and divorced parents, and their children, may continue to [...]

Wedding Season

By |2020-05-19T09:34:57+00:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Front Page Publication, News, Personal and Family law|

With wedding bells chiming all over the island this summer and many couples planning their big day we are finding that a ‘pre-nuptial agreement’ is becoming a vital part of engaged couples to-do lists – no they’re not just for celebrities! Known more commonly as a ‘pre-nup’ this agreement, drawn up and entered into before marriage, [...]

A Quick Guide to Divorce

By |2020-05-19T09:39:02+00:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Disputes, Front Page Publication, Personal and Family law|

At MannBenham we understand that when your marriage breaks down it can be a highly emotional and difficult time for you and your family. At the same time you may also find yourself needing to navigate through divorce proceedings which can be a very daunting task. But, it doesn’t need to be. Our Advocates are on [...]

Divorce – Who gets what and why

By |2019-07-17T13:50:08+00:00October 24th, 2016|Categories: Disputes, Personal and Family law|

Each case will be decided on its merits, however, the following set out the general principals. Any reference to the Act is a reference to the Matrimonial Proceedings Act 2003. Case law The House of Lords’ decision in the case of White v White significantly changed the general principles on which ancillary relief cases are settled. [...]

Non-matrimonial/civil partnership assets

By |2019-07-17T13:50:43+00:00October 24th, 2016|Categories: Personal and Family law|

There is no statutory definition of a non-matrimonial asset, but the distinction between such assets and those that form part of the marital assets has been considered at length in case law. The court will have regard to any argument that property in non-matrimonial in nature as part of its consideration (in particular as to the [...]

Business assets and divorce

By |2019-07-17T13:51:05+00:00October 24th, 2016|Categories: Personal and Family law|

Each case will be decided on its merits, however, the following sets out the general principals. Business assets, whether in the form of shares in a limited company, interest in a partnership or LLP, or those of a sole trader, will be considered part of the relevant assets of the relationship alongside other property or investments. [...]