Should the length of a marriage play a part in deciding what each spouse should receive on divorce? To what extent should other factors be taken into account, like the contribution each person has made to the joint finances?
We have reported before in Viewpoint on one particular family dispute that has received a lot of attention from the press and that ended up being decided by the highest court in the land in the spring of 2017.
Another case of a daughter disputing her parent's Will (Ames v Jones) has been in the news recently. This follows the much-publicised case of Heather Ilott's successful claim against her late mother, Melita Jackson's estate.