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What to do with the family pet when getting a divorce

Posted on 13th April 2021 in Family Law

When couples separate it can be an incredibly difficult time with much uncertainty.  Often pets will be involved which can lead to arguments arising over practical arrangements such as who will keep the pet.  According to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic a staggering 3.2 million households in the United Kingdom have acquired a pet which brings the total number of households with pets up to 17 million.

Posted by

Bea Taylor

Trainee Solicitor

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The strength of sibling relationships when coping with divorce

Posted on 13th April 2021 in Family Law

Divorce can be traumatic for all involved, however siblings can sometimes strengthen their relationship by going through this shared experience.

Posted by

Bea Taylor

Trainee Solicitor

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‘No Fault’ Divorce expected in the Autumn

Posted on 24th March 2021 in Family Law

After 30 years of campaigning by family law group Resolution and other bodies, Parliament passed the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 in June 2020. There is no set date for when this legislation will come into force and No Fault Divorces become a reality in England and Wales, however the Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland has indicated that the changes will likely not take effect until autumn 2021 as ‘time needs to be allowed for careful implementation’.   

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Bea Taylor

Trainee Solicitor

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Key points you need to know from the 2021 Budget

Posted on 04th March 2021 in Family Law, Employment, Residential Property, Later Life Planning, Company & Commercial, Coronavirus Pandemic

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered the 2021 Budget, which extended several Coronavirus support schemes and outlined plans for the country’s post-pandemic recovery.

Posted by

Amy Laver

Associate and Solicitor

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What happens to joint property when cohabitation ends?

Posted on 03rd February 2021 in Family Law, Dispute Resolution, Residential Property

Separation is never easy, but if you and your former partner own property together, the situation can be even more complicated.

Posted by

Martin Laver

Partner and Solicitor

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What to do if family mediation is unsuccessful

Posted on 22nd January 2021 in Family Law

If progress is not being made, or if mediation breaks down or perhaps mediation was not deemed suitable for the parties at the initial intake session, then the parties should speak to their solicitors about the other options available to them.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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Using family mediation to help you separate

Posted on 18th January 2021 in Family Law

Mediation is a process in which an independent mediator works with a couple to help them reach a mutual agreement. It is a voluntary process, meaning that both parties need to commit to engaging in the process. It is open to either party to leave mediation at any stage.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive