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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

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Domestic Abuse calls up by 25%

Posted on 07th April 2020 in Family Law, Coronavirus Pandemic

The Charity Refuge has confirmed that The National Centre for Domestic Violence has already seen a 25% increase in calls and online enquiries to their service.

Posted by

Chloë Harvey

Chartered Legal Executive

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I am a victim of domestic abuse, can I still get help?

Posted on 02nd April 2020 in Family Law, Coronavirus Pandemic

The recent measures being implemented across the country to tackle Coronavirus (COVID-19) have the potential to cause increased anxiety for those currently suffering or at risk of suffering domestic abuse.

Posted by

Sarah Miller

Associate Member of CILEx

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Divorce and Coronavirus

Posted on 01st April 2020 in Family Law, Coronavirus Pandemic

As we all find ourselves in lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19 and navigating the ‘new normal’, many couples are facing the reality of a relationship breakdown. But what steps can you take at this particularly difficult time to protect your future?

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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Special Guardianship Orders

Posted on 17th March 2020 in Family Law

We are often asked to advise relatives particularly Grandparents about “Special Guardianship Orders” but what are these orders and why would you need one?

Posted by

Tracy Lambert

Partner and Solicitor

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What happens to our pets on the breakdown of our relationship?

Posted on 02nd March 2020 in Family Law

The breakdown of a relationship can be an emotional time. There can be a lot of uncertainty and a lot of practical issues to resolve. For many people pets are an integral part of family and relationships.

Posted by

Caroline Ryan

Consultant Solicitor

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Protection from Domestic Abuse

Posted on 21st February 2020 in Family Law

According to the Office of National Statistics in the year ending March 2019, 1.6 million women and 786,000 men experienced domestic abuse. The number of women and girls killed in England and Wales had also risen to its highest level in 14 years with a 10% increase having been documented. Between March 2018 and March 2019 there were 241 recorded female victims of murder, manslaughter and infanticide with 48% of those victims being killed in a domestic homicide, and 38% of those victims being killed at the hands of their partner or ex-partner.

Posted by

Sarah Miller

Associate Member of CILEx

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What you need to know about consent orders

Posted on 17th February 2020 in Family Law

A consent order is a legally binding court order approved by a judge in divorce proceedings, filed after both parties have agreed their financial settlement. This is often without the need for either party having to attend at Court.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive