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Domestic Violence – General

Posted on 24th January 2018 in Family Law

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, often known as Clare’s Law, was rolled out across England and Wales on 8th March 2014. It is designed to provide victims with information that may protect them from an abusive situation before it ends in tragedy. The scheme allows the police to disclose information about a partner’s previous history of domestic violence or violent acts.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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How to Start a Divorce in the UK

Posted on 17th January 2018 in Family Law

If you have reached the decision your marriage is at an end and are looking at commencing divorce proceedings, this can appear to be a stressful and confusing task. However, submitting a Divorce Petition should not be a daunting process.

Posted by

Ricky Noble

Paralegal

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Pensions

Posted on 03rd November 2017 in Family Law

Often a pension can be a valuable asset to take into account, particularly when one spouse is contributing a lot more into their pension fund. Irrespective of who the pension belongs to, it is still a marital asset and will be treated as any other asset would be, and it must be considered in divorce proceedings.

Posted by

Caroline Ryan

Consultant Solicitor

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Non-Molestation Orders

Posted on 12th October 2017 in Family Law

A Non-Molestation Order can be applied to put a stop to domestic abuse to help protect you and to ensure the safety and wellbeing and health of you and your children. Domestic abuse can include the following:

Posted by

Ricky Noble

Paralegal

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Divorce Costs Order

Posted on 10th October 2017 in Family Law

The term ‘divorce costs’ can be unclear and, to the person being asked to pay those costs, it can be confusing.

Posted by

Ricky Noble

Paralegal

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Armed Forces Pensions Solicitors

Posted on 28th September 2017 in Family Law

Since the early 1970’s the Courts have been required to take into account the value of any pension held by both parties to a divorce in determining their financial settlement. However, before the introduction of pension sharing, it was not possible to transfer either the value of the pension benefit or the benefits themselves from the scheme member who owned the benefits to another person.

Posted by

Caroline Ryan

Consultant Solicitor

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Do grandparents have legal rights to see their grandchildren?

Posted on 14th July 2017 in Family Law

Grandparents do not have any automatic legal rights in respect of their grandchildren but they can seek the court’s permission to make an application for a Child Arrangements Order (“contact”). Before they do this it is highly recommended that grandparents try to make contact with their grandchildren’s parent(s) or guardian(s) to discuss the possibility of regular contact.

Posted by

Mark Williams

Partner and Solicitor

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Unmarried Couples and the Common Law Myth

Posted on 05th July 2017 in Family Law

Cohabiting couples often assume that living together creates similar rights and responsibilities as marriage. This is often known as a “common law marriage”.  The concept of a common law marriage has no legal validity and in reality moving in with a partner does not give an individual automatic rights to each other’s property, no matter how long a couple has lived together.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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Family Law

Posted on 27th May 2017 in Family Law

Tozers’ Family Law Team covers a wide range of matters and has a number of specialists available to assist you in your case.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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Social Media in Family Matters

Posted on 25th May 2017 in Family Law

Social media now plays a large role in most people’s day-to-day lives, with the average person spending over two hours each day on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Whilst these social networks are a brilliant way to stay in touch, people should always be mindful of what personal information they are sharing, particularly when going through children or matrimonial financial proceedings.

Posted by

Ricky Noble

Paralegal

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Stellar Contributions in Divorce Settlements

Posted on 16th May 2017 in Family Law

Something which is being reported more and more frequently in the media are high value divorce cases in which one party seeks to argue a “stellar contribution”.

Posted by

Ricky Noble

Paralegal

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Pre-nuptial Agreements: An Overview

Posted on 07th March 2017 in Family Law

A couple planning to enter a marriage or civil partnership may decide to enter into a written agreement reflecting what they intend to happen to their money and property if the marriage or civil partnership were to end.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive