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我们的家事法律团队主要在伦敦和卡迪夫,他们代表许多当地、国内和国际遭遇家庭问题的客户。我们的伦敦团队(Gordon Dadds&Ince*)和卡迪夫团队深谙如何为您和您的家庭提供简洁、实用和全面的法律意见。

我们的律师拥有广博和精深的专业知识,他们能为每个不同案件提供全面和有策略的解决方法。

我们的家事法律团队亦会与我们的私人财富团队合作,就各类财富管理事宜提供法律意见,以规划您的未来。

离婚和关系破裂

当一段家庭关系发生破裂时,您需要一个可信任的人来帮您理清头绪,并有效帮您处理真正对您重要的事务。在这方面,我们有着非常丰富的经验。我们会与您紧密合作,共同解决复杂、困难、又往往不可避免的人际关系和财务问题。

儿童福利

可悲的是,在分居或离婚的情况下,往往会出现有关子女安排的争端。对于我们团队和家事法庭来说,儿童的福利始终是首要考虑因素。我们会竭尽所能确保您的孩子不受长期纠纷的影响,并尽力寻求法庭诉讼以外的纠纷解决方案来处理纠纷,经验表明这些替代方案通常比法庭诉讼更有效、更少两极分化。

我们还代理青少年诉讼程序,通过法庭指定的监护人代表父母和子女行事。

代孕和

我们独特的代孕法律咨询服务能够为代孕者或有意向的父母提供全方面的意见,并为其处理整个代孕过程中的各类事务,包括英国境内及国际安排。一旦孩子出生,我们也可以代表代孕者或有意向的父母通过法庭程序获得父母指令。

婚姻和同居协议

结婚或和他人一起生活是生活中令人兴奋的时刻。无论您决定结婚还是同居,您都需要尽可能保护您的自身利益和财产权益,以防这段关系结束。

我们提供的家事法律服务包括但不限于以下:

  • 离婚
  • 财务补救措施
  • 婚前和婚后协议
  • 儿童法私人和公共诉讼(抚养权诉讼)
  • 同居争议和协议
  • 代孕和收养
  • 儿童抚养费
  • 家暴
  • 其他家庭结构关系,包括同性婚姻和民事伴侣关系

 

Case Studies

Pre-nuptial agreement for international, high-value assets

Planning a wedding is a joyful and exciting experience for couples. We helped our client, a high net-worth individual, put a prenuptial agreement in place for assets in England, the USA and Bermuda.

Divorce settlement following relocation from Spain

This case highlights some of the complexities when spouses divorce and there is an international element to the matter. In this case we were able to issue proceedings in England to the benefit of our client.

新闻和见解— 家庭与婚姻

洞察力 / What is a “bad divorce”? Things to avoid and look out for

28-11-2022 /

From the 28 November to 2 December 2022, Resolution is running its annual “Good Divorce Week” campaign. This year the focus is on ending the Family Court crisis and the delays being experienced. This makes it even more important to reach an amicable divorce.

What is a “bad divorce”? Things to avoid and look out for

新闻 / What are the legal implications surrounding surrogacy?

27-07-2022 /

In recent years, surrogacy has become more prominent, openly talked about and accepted as an opportunity for different family structures to be able to have a child of their own.

What are the legal implications surrounding surrogacy?

新闻 / Dan Crockford appointed as Head of Office for Ince (Bristol)

23-06-2022 / 保险

We are delighted to announce that Dan Crockford has recently been appointed as Head of Office for Ince (Bristol).

Dan Crockford appointed as Head of Office for Ince (Bristol)

新闻 / Adoption and surrogacy – What HR needs to know

14-06-2022 /

Adoption and surrogacy rates in the UK are on the rise – in the year ending March 2020, there were 3,440 adoptions and 413 parental orders following a surrogacy arrangement. Employers and HR, usually equipped with the knowledge and experience to deal with issues around biological maternity and paternity leave and pay, are now increasingly required to know the statutory rights of adoptive parents, surrogate women and intended parents. This includes their respective entitlement to take leave from work, their pay arrangements, and providing wider support through this life-changing time in their lives.

Adoption and surrogacy – What HR needs to know

新闻 / Valentine's Day - your legal rights when taking the next step in your relationship

14-02-2022 /

Each year, on 14 February millions of people across the world mark the day by sending cards and gifts to their partners to show their love and affection. With many considering this to be the most romantic day of the year, it may seem an appropriate time to embark on the next step of your relationship. This could mean couples deciding to move in together, or it sometimes provide an opportunity for a marriage proposal. These are very exciting times for couples, when careful consideration of the legal consequence of taking that next step are no doubt far from the happy couple’s minds.  

Valentine's Day - your legal rights when taking the next step in your relationship

新闻 / How to achieve an amicable divorce

17-01-2022 /

The beginning of the year always brings enquiries in relation to relationship breakdowns. The end of the old year is often a period of reflection and the New Year an opportunity for change.

How to achieve an amicable divorce

新闻 / How to achieve an amicable divorce – an outline

17-01-2022 / 私人财富

At the beginning of the year, we always see a surge of relationship breakdown enquiries, as couples reflect at the end of an old year and the new year brings an opportunity for change.

How to achieve an amicable divorce – an outline

新闻 / Divorce myths: debunked

13-01-2022 /

Over the years, our clients have shared some weird and wonderful myths about divorce and separation. Rebecca Aston-Jones from our Family team dispels some common myths and clarifies with the law.

Divorce myths: debunked

新闻 / ‘Death in Paradise’: debunking adoption and inheritance rights myths in Christmas special

13-01-2022 /

Many viewers will have tuned in to watch the BBC’s Death in Paradise Christmas special. During the episode, a wealthy shipping magnate was found dead at a Christmas party, and as the story progressed, the culprit was confronted and the mystery behind the victim’s death was revealed.

‘Death in Paradise’: debunking adoption and inheritance rights myths in Christmas special

洞察力 / Family Matters podcast series

15-12-2021 /

Welcome to Family Matters, the podcast series which explores the different areas of family law.

Family Matters podcast series

新闻 / Supporting employee mental health and wellbeing in the workplace during a relationship breakdown

19-10-2021 /

One in four people will experience mental health issues in their lifetime. This can have a significant impact on a person’s life, including their wellbeing and performance in the workplace. In this article, Susan J Williams, Partner and Head of Family (Cardiff), explores the significant impact mental health can have on relationships, and its role as a cause and consequence of a relationship breakdown.

Supporting employee mental health and wellbeing in the workplace during a relationship breakdown

新闻 / Divorce now or await the change in the law?

12-10-2021 /

There has been much publicity about the long awaited change in the law brought about by the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020. This Act becomes effective on April 29 next year and will enable proceedings ending the legal relationship to begin, without waiting for a minimum of two years following separation, or in the absence of separation, apportioning blame to the other party by providing details of the individual’s unreasonable behaviour or adultery.

Divorce now or await the change in the law?

新闻 / Married, separated or divorced: how does your marital status affect your tax treatment?

21-06-2021 /

The tax implications arising out of a divorce, separation, or even marriage could be diverse and unforeseen. Although tax implications may not be your first priority upon separation, it is always wise to seek advice early on in the process, and be aware of possible tax liabilities depending on the outcome of the proceedings.

Married, separated or divorced: how does your marital status affect your tax treatment?

洞察力 / Men's Health Week: A focus on domestic abuse

16-06-2021 /

There is a lot of press, almost on a daily basis, on the domestic abuse of women. However, there needs to be an understanding and realisation that men are not always the perpetrators, but instead can be the victims of domestic abuse.

Men's Health Week: A focus on domestic abuse

洞察力 / No fault divorce – possible from Spring 2022

10-06-2021 /

From the 6 April 2022, married couples, including those entered into civil partnerships, will be able to divorce without blaming one party or adhering to the current separation period requirements.

No fault divorce – possible from Spring 2022

洞察力 / Safeguarding your family home with a Life Interest Trust

28-05-2021 /

When the need for care arises, many couples are concerned about funding long-term care and having to sell their property to meet care home fees. Individuals with a capital of more than £23,250 are expected to fund their own care with no contribution from the Local Authorities.

Safeguarding your family home with a Life Interest Trust

新闻 / To vaccinate or not to vaccinate: What happens if parents cannot agree on the vaccination of their children against Covid-19?

26-05-2021 /

In the last week, it has been widely reported that the USA has authorised the use of a Covid-19 vaccine to be administered to children over 12 years of age. Although the UK is currently assessing the data, it is anticipated that they will also approve the use of a Covid-19 vaccine for children. The question that then arises is what happens if parents cannot agree on whether their child should be given a Covid-19 vaccine.

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate: What happens if parents cannot agree on the vaccination of their children against Covid-19?

洞察力 / The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 - could this be a turning point for violence against women?

20-05-2021 /

On 29 April 2021, after years of parliamentary consideration, the Domestic Abuse Bill finally became law, representing a long-awaited change to our legislation.

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 - could this be a turning point for violence against women?

洞察力 / Divorce, relocation and Covid-19

18-03-2021 /

Since March 2020, many articles have reported on the perceived increase in divorce rates during the Covid pandemic. Only time will tell if this proves to be correct and if the record-breaking 2019 figure of 108,421 divorces for both same-sex and opposite-sex couples in the UK is surpassed.

Divorce, relocation and Covid-19

新闻 / Providing HR support for employees with relationship difficulties: a family law perspective

11-03-2021 /

When a relationship comes to an end - whether a couple is going through divorce proceedings or ending a period of co-habitation - it is well recognised that this can have a huge impact on a member of staff’s work life.

Providing HR support for employees with relationship difficulties: a family law perspective

洞察力 / Ince Bristol's Private Client team expansion with new solicitor and trainee legal executive appointed

03-03-2021 /

Thriving international law firm Ince adds to its Bristol Private Client team with the appointment of a new associate solicitor and trainee legal executive.

Ince Bristol's Private Client team expansion with new solicitor and trainee legal executive appointed

新闻 / Ince develops Private Wealth advisory practice with appointment of new Head

11-01-2021 /

Ince is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Rucker as Partner and Head of its Private Wealth advisory practice.

Ince develops Private Wealth advisory practice with appointment of new Head

新闻 / Insight into family issues for expats living in Dubai

17-12-2020 /

At the heart of the UAE, Dubai is a vibrant country, which offers amazing work opportunities for lots of British people looking to enhance their career, to work in a unique and exciting country, and to experience a different culture and meet with people from all over the world.

Insight into family issues for expats living in Dubai

洞察力 / How to have a "good divorce" - top tips for couples and professionals

30-11-2020 /

Recent data from The Office of National Statistics showed that during 2019, there was an increase in the number of divorces for both heterosexual and same-sex couples. In fact, it is the largest increase in divorce rates in the last five years.

How to have a "good divorce" - top tips for couples and professionals

新闻 / Relationships in 'Lockdown: Part Two'

04-11-2020 /

On the 29 October 2020, The Times ran an article titled “Can your relationship survive the second wave”. As Wales comes out of a “Firebreak” lockdown on 9 November 2020, and England starts a month-long lockdown from 5 November 2020 - this is a very timely question to ask.

Relationships in 'Lockdown: Part Two'

洞察力 / Preventing a domestic violence pandemic

03-11-2020 /

Since March, we have all had to adjust to the new reality in the face of Coronavirus. Now with the second national lockdown on the horizon in England, a ‘fire breaker’ lockdown underway in Wales and tiered restrictions being imposed in Scotland, we will all again retreat to our homes in order to protect ourselves, the vulnerable and our NHS.

Preventing a domestic violence pandemic

洞察力 / Sending my child to school… The dilemma for parents co-parenting during Covid-19

01-10-2020 /

As children attend school for the autumn term, for the first time since March 2020, schools across the UK are adopting measures to try and reduce the spread of coronavirus whilst allowing the return of all children to the school environment.

Sending my child to school… The dilemma for parents co-parenting during Covid-19

洞察力 / The portrayal of a marital affair in a BBC drama: A family lawyer's perspective

23-09-2020 /

BBC’s latest drama, ‘7:39’, covers an extra marital affair between two London commuters played by David Morrissey and Sheridan Smith, and without giving any spoilers, the consequences of this on any existing families and relationships.

The portrayal of a marital affair in a BBC drama: A family lawyer's perspective

洞察力 / Family law Q&A surrounding coronavirus

09-09-2020 /

Rebecca Aston-Jones, Senior Associate at Ince Metcalfes, answers some of the most frequently asked family law questions raised by her clients in these uncertain times and is interviewed about her experiences in the short video below. 

Family law Q&A surrounding coronavirus

洞察力 / What is a "no-fault" divorce?

16-06-2020 /

​​​​​​​The Bill which proposes to introduce “no-fault” divorces in England and Wales was backed by MPs earlier this week and it is possible that it will receive Royal assent within the next week.

What is a "no-fault" divorce?

洞察力 / Covid-19 and the implications regarding Childcare Arrangements

18-05-2020 /

In recent weeks family practitioners have had to deal with scenarios and situations which we hadn’t previously envisaged or had to consider. One parent stuck in lockdown on their own in one part of the country and the other with the children miles away, and grandparents and grandchildren not being able to see one another and share that special bond that exists. These are a few examples of the difficulties which separating families are having to endure.

Covid-19 and the implications regarding Childcare Arrangements

新闻 / Covid-19 and Financial Settlements – The consequences are known to be extreme

07-05-2020 /

We are living in the most unprecedented times. The world has been turned upside down, global stock markets have taken an incredible hit, many have found themselves either unemployed or on reduced salaries or with assets which as Richard Branson has told us have significantly reduced in value. All this is without a foreseeable end in sight.

Covid-19 and Financial Settlements – The consequences are known to be extreme

新闻 / Q&A: Why should you consider a co-habitation agreement?

24-04-2020 /

According to a statistic from STEP, more than three million couples in the UK choose to co-habit, rather than marry or enter a civil partnership. However, unmarried couples who live together have far fewer legal rights than couples who are married or in civil partnerships. The concept of the ‘common law’ spouse is just a myth and not recognised in the law. As a result, co-habiting couples who are in the process of separating cannot access the financial orders as separating spouse.

Q&A: Why should you consider a co-habitation agreement?

洞察力 / Child contact arrangements during the coronavirus outbreak

27-03-2020 /

The ongoing difficulties and concerns following the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic have been constantly presenting themselves over the last few months.

Child contact arrangements during the coronavirus outbreak

洞察力 / Six tips for working at home with your partner during the coronavirus outbreak

26-03-2020 /

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the virus presents all of us with a number of challenges beyond the security of our health and wellbeing.

Six tips for working at home with your partner during the coronavirus outbreak

新闻 / Managing Child Arrangements Amid COVID-19

24-03-2020 /

We are now having to face challenges nationally and globally which we never expected, and we are having to adapt very quickly to the significant impact of COVID-19 upon our daily lives. In this unprecedented time of uncertainty, it is normal to have worries about how to manage your household and your family arrangements, to abide by the government guidance whilst maintaining some degree of normality. As Cafcass (Court Welfare Advisory Service) have advised, in this climate of uncertainty it has never been more important to instill a sense of routine and normality for children in order to make them feel safe and secure.

Managing Child Arrangements Amid COVID-19

新闻 / Domestic Abuse

14-02-2020 /

It has been reported in the media that Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, hosted an event on Wednesday to highlight the invaluable work that the organization 'SafeLives' undertakes to support victims of Domestic Abuse.

Domestic Abuse

洞察力 / The legal implications of “popping the question”

14-02-2020 /

With romance in the air, Valentine’s Day is a popular time for “popping the question”.  It is an exciting time filled with celebrations and if this is you, congratulations on your engagement!

The legal implications of “popping the question”

新闻 / The history of marriage

10-02-2020 /

It is widely agreed that the origin of marriage dates well before recorded history, but the earliest recorded evidence of marriage ceremonies uniting one woman and one man dates from about 2350 B.C. in the Far East. Over the next several hundred years, marriage evolved into a widespread institution embraced by various cultures.

The history of marriage

新闻 / The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, the “evolution” of the legal process

05-02-2020 /

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill that brings in “no fault” applications to end married and registered civil partnership relationships comes before the House of Commons today for its second reading.

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, the “evolution” of the legal process

新闻 / Celebrating St Dwynwen’s Day: Then & Now

24-01-2020 /

25th January is St Dwynwen’s Day; which is celebrated in Wales in the same way as St Valentine’s Day is celebrated throughout the world, through the exchange of flowers and cards, romantic meals and special time spent by the couple together.

Celebrating St Dwynwen’s Day: Then & Now

洞察力 / Civil partnerships: an alternative to marriage for all couples

02-01-2020 /

It is estimated that around two thirds of cohabiting couples incorrectly believe they have the same rights as married couples or couples in a civil partnership. New legislation in this area provides all couples with an alternative to marriage to ensure they are granted with stability and legal protection.

Civil partnerships: an alternative to marriage for all couples

洞察力 / Pre-nuptial agreements - not just for the rich and famous

20-06-2019 /

With the wedding season almost upon us, couples are often considering whether to enter into a Pre-Nuptial Agreement. Julian McCarthy, Senior Family Solicitor provides an informative guide to engaged couples wishing to protect their assets prior to getting married.

Pre-nuptial agreements - not just for the rich and famous

洞察力 / Demystifying Wills

01-11-2018 /

Many people do not realise the importance of making a Will. Some think it’s self-prophesying and others simply aren’t aware of the impact dying without a Will can have on their family.

Demystifying Wills

洞察力 / Visiting a Family Solicitor for the First Time

04-01-2018 /

It is going to be a daunting experience regardless of attempts to “sugar coat” it.

Visiting a Family Solicitor for the First Time

洞察力 / Meet the lawyer - Kerry Graham, Family Solicitor

12-12-2017 /

Kerry is a senior family solicitor at Ince, a law firm dating back to 1829 which provides legal services for individuals and businesses.

Meet the lawyer - Kerry Graham, Family Solicitor

洞察力 / What happens when it’s too late to make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

27-07-2017 /

If a friend or relative is finding it difficult to make decisions about their finances or property, someone may need to be appointed to make these decisions on their behalf. But what happens when it’s too late for them to prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney?

What happens when it’s too late to make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

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