Category Archive: Family

7 questions to ask your divorce solicitor at your first meeting

Going through a divorce is always difficult. At Tayntons we work to reassure you throughout the process and to make sure you know what to expect at every step of the way. We offer an initial fixed-fee consultation to discuss your situation and explain what you can expect to happen throughout. To prepare you for…

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What to Do When COVID-19 Impacts Your Child Maintenance Payment

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected our work, home, social, and personal lives more than ever before in human history. Aside from the virus itself, this pandemic is stoking fear of financial insecurity and uncertainty to millions of individuals and families around the globe.   Divorced and separated families are no exception from the wake…

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Domestic Abuse and COVID-19?

We have sadly seen a dramatic increase in domestic abuse cases across the UK since the Government placed the country in lockdown. This has been due to the fact social distancing has made it even more difficult for victims to get enough time away from their abuser to ask for help. Refuge has reported a…

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How to navigate co-parenting arrangements during lockdown

Following Boris Johnson’s announcement on 23rd March 2020, the country has been placed into a police enforced lockdown which has introduced a new raft of restrictive measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In such unprecedented times, this has undoubtedly raised questions as to exactly what we can and cannot do. The guidelines state…

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Cohabiting Couples Q&A

What does “common law marriage” mean and is it legally valid? “Common Law Marriage” is likely attributable to the fact that there are common law principles that apply to cohabiting couples. Nevertheless, there continues to be a misconception that a “Common Law Marriage” exists and that it provides the necessary protection for unmarried couples. In…

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Getting Married Abroad Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about getting married abroad and what documentation you need to take with you if you are marrying or entering into a civil partnership abroad. Luke Stephens, our Trainee Solicitor in our Matrimonial department, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our…

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The value of speaking to a solicitor for legal advice – Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about how as Solicitors we can provide tailored, expert legal advice you can rely on. Jessica O’Shea, one of our Solicitors in our Childcare department, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below: Tell us about your role…

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Supporting clients through a relationship breakdown Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about how we can help support clients through a breakdown in a relationship. Luke Stephens, our Trainee Solicitor in our Matrimonial department, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below: As a solicitor how do you ease stress…

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The rights of cohabiting couples Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about how Solicitors can help cohabiting couples protect their rights and the considerations unmarried parents should be aware of. Luke Stephens, our Trainee Solicitors in our Matrimonial department was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below: What does…

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