Author: Clayton Miller

Clayton spent five years working in family law with a firm in Australia before moving to the UK in 1999. He deals with all aspects of family law, specialising in all family matters, offshore trusts, company structures, international law, prenuptial agreements, high net worth cases and cohabitation law.

How Cohabitation Agreements Can Benefit Unmarried Couples

Cohabitation agreements are a huge benefit for unmarried couples in need of structure and security for many aspects of their relationship. These aspects can include short and long-term finances — as well as more complicated matters such as fairly dividing assets in the event of a break-up. In 2018, the number of men and women who got married was the lowest on record, demonstrating many couples are content with a committed relationship without feeling obligated to tie the knot. In these situations,  the relationship often shares all the trademarks of a marriage, such as sharing a family home, raising children…

4 Things We Learnt from Jeff Bezos’ High-Net-Worth Divorce

The divorce of Jeff Bezos and his wife has amassed thousands of news stories, but now that they have reached an agreement, what have we learnt from such a high-profile high-net-worth divorce? Jeff Bezos is the CEO and Founder of Amazon, a company he established on July 5th 1994 and that went on to become an eCommerce giant. He is currently the wealthiest man alive and the first person to accumulate a $100 billion (£80.6 billion) fortune, which now stands at $137 billion (£109.6 billion). With that said, his financial situation is about to change following his recent divorce. In…

Inheritance and Divorce: Can Your Spouse Take Your Inheritance?

When a couple marries, many solely owned assets (or pre-acquired assets) will change in nature and may become treated as joint assets. These so-called matrimonial assets can then be contested in the event of a divorce, with both parties claiming a right to a share. As a result, many people are concerned about whether a spouse can take a share of inherited assets. We explore the reality of inheritance and divorce. Can Your Spouse Take Your Inheritance? In most cases, inheritance acquired during the marriage would be considered a matrimonial asset, meaning that it forms part of the “joint pot”…

Divorce and Children: Child Maintenance Options for Divorcing Parents

When you’re going through a divorce with children, arranging child maintenance is an important step. Find out about your child maintenance options. Getting a divorce is a big step in any person’s life. While some couples choose to stay together and work through their problems for the sake of the kids, in many other situations, it’s much more beneficial to separate. However, arranging child maintenance is crucial — parents are required to pay as a minimum towards the upbringing of any children aged up to 16. In this post, we look at the child maintenance options for parents in the…

Parental Alienation Definition: What Is It and How Do You Stop It?

Updated November 2019 Whether you’re in the process of getting a divorce or you’ve been separated for a while, parental alienation is a challenging experience. But what exactly is it? We look at the definition of parental alienation and how to stop it. Experiencing the breakdown of a relationship is difficult enough alone, but when there are children involved, it can be especially challenging. All parents want what’s best for their children, and many aim to come to an arrangement as amicably as possible to prevent their children from experiencing additional and unnecessary stress. The child has a right to…