18th May 2017

Financial claims for children on divorce

Financial claims for children on divorce, including under Schedule 1 to the Children Act.

Director James Pirrie will feature in the webinar, Financial Claims for Children on Divorce, including under Schedule 1 to the Children Act which will take place on 23rd May 2017.

Along with the emotional toil a breakdown in relationship brings for couples, those who are legal parents also have a duty to provide for their children financially on a divorce or separation. This webinar will look at the law surrounding financial claims for children, with a particular focus on those who are the children of unmarried parents. Topics to be covered include:

  • Financial claims for children of unmarried couples
  • Financial orders under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989
  • Child maintenance, capital lump sums, and transfer or settlement of property
  • Statutory and extra-statutory factors to be considered in such claims

Further information about the webinar can be found here.

James Pirrie is a director at Family Law in Partnership. He specialises in complex financial issues and non-adversarial and cost effective approaches to divorce and separation including mediation, arbitration and collaborative law. He helps clients take control of the issues that affect them, clarifying priorities, exploring all the options and identifying the best way forward.

James has undertaken the financial planners’ training (up to FPC and G10) and has written for and delivered lectures to the legal and accountancy professions on a range of financial/ matrimonial issues. He writes and lectures on conflict resolution, negotiation, child support, financial provision for children (Schedule 1 cases), enforcement, emergency procedures and financial remedies. James is accredited in finance and cohabitation cases by Resolution and has set the child financial accreditation paper. As a specialist in child maintenance, James appeared before the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee to talk about the practical impact of the introduction of the new Child Maintenance Scheme.

For more information, or to contact James: E: jp@flip.co.uk or T: 020 7420 5000.