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Families to focus on their wellbeing to avoid divorce season

Posted on 18th December 2020 in Family Law

With the pandemic putting relationships under pressure and divorce rates recording their biggest percentage rise since 1972, couples are being encouraged to focus on their wellbeing and that of their families over the festive season. 

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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No fault divorce

Posted on 07th December 2020 in Family Law

Under new law, (expected to be implemented in autumn 2021) divorcing parties will no longer have to rely on one of the five grounds.

Posted by

Tracy Lambert

Partner and Solicitor

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Top tips for how to achieve a good divorce

Posted on 04th December 2020 in Family Law

Divorce can be a difficult, and often lengthy, process. But it is possible to achieve a ‘good' divorce. This week Resolution are running their annual Good Divorce Week campaign for 2020. With that in mind, our specialist Family lawyers look at the top tips to help achieving a good divorce.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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How to know if divorce is the right option

Posted on 03rd December 2020 in Family Law

There may be many reasons why separated couples do or do not want to divorce. It is sometimes seen as a hostile step, however this isn’t always the case. Divorce can often be the right step for both parties.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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Ten things you should know about getting divorced

Posted on 02nd December 2020 in Family Law

With 40% of marriages ending in divorce, many people believe it to be a simple and uncomplicated process. However, divorce law is not always easy to understand, and has caused many popular myths. Here we look at the top 10 common misconceptions about getting a divorce.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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What are the first signs and steps for divorce?

Posted on 01st December 2020 in Family Law

Whether a couple has mutually decided that their marriage is at an end, or there has been a final determinative event that has taken place, navigating the way forward post-separation can be extremely daunting.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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Arrangements over the festive period

Posted on 11th November 2020 in Family Law

Every year, we receive an influx of enquiries from parents facing difficulties with arrangements over the festive period. This year, sorting out these arrangements as early as possible is likely to be more important than ever.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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Do pensions count as assets when dealing with a divorce?

Posted on 22nd October 2020 in Family Law

Whether retirement is imminent or even some way off, pensions are still taken into consideration when dealing with assets on divorce, and can actually often be the largest asset to consider. Irrespective of who the pension belongs to, it is still an asset about which a court can make orders on divorce. This applies both ways, meaning each spouse will have a ‘claim’ against the other’s pension provision.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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Varying or Discharging existing Maintenance Orders

Posted on 26th August 2020 in Family Law

The last few years have seen a large change in the way spousal maintenance is viewed by the Courts.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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'No Fault' Divorce Bill, what it means and when it could come into effect

Posted on 12th June 2020 in Family Law

As the Divorce Bill passes its second reading in the House of Commons we take a step nearer to No Fault divorce.

Posted by

Tracy Lambert

Partner and Solicitor

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What should I do, I have received a letter from social services in respect of my children?

Posted on 17th April 2020 in Family Law

It is likely to be extremely worrying if you receive a letter from children’s social services headed “Letter before Proceedings”.

Posted by

Mark Williams

Partner and Solicitor

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Care during COVID-19

Posted on 14th April 2020 in Family Law, Coronavirus Pandemic

My colleagues specialising in domestic abuse have noted a marked increase in the number of enquiries since the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown.

Posted by

Mark Williams

Partner and Solicitor