Category Archive: Family

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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Understanding no-fault divorce Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat this morning on Twitter answering questions about no-fault divorce and what these changes mean for the divorce process. Our Trainee Solicitor, Luke Stephens, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below. What is the current process for divorcing or ending a civil…

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Pre-nuptial Agreements Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about pre-nuptial agreements, what they are and if they are enforceable in England and Wales. Our Chartered Legal Executive, Sandra Waller, and our Trainee Solicitor, Luke Stephens, were on hand to provide some much needed guidance. What is a prenuptial agreement and is it a legally…

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Divorce – 50/50 Splits are Fair, but What About Post-Separation Earnings?

When divorcing couples have contributed equally to their marital fortune, the general rule is that assets will be split 50/50. However, as one ‘big money’ case showed, it is not always  as simple as that and complications can arise in respect of wealth that has been generated post-separation. Prior to a professional couple’s marriage, the…

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Pensioner Siblings Jailed for Contempt in Context of Big Money Divorce

Court orders must be obeyed or the whole system of justice breaks down. In a case on point, a brother and sister – with a combined age of almost 150 – were sentenced to imprisonment for contempt of court in the context of a big money divorce. The brother, aged in his 80s, had been…

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Failing to Take Legal Advice Can Have Costly Consequences

A man who neglected to take legal advice before putting his home into his and his long-term girlfriend’s joint names will have to live with the consequences. Despite his protestations, a Judge found that she was entitled to half the property – in part to recompense her for the way that he had treated her….

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Straightforward Honesty is the Best Route to a Stress-Free Divorce

Any good family lawyer will tell you that the best way of minimising the expense and stress of divorce proceedings is to be straightforwardly honest. The point was well made by a case in which a successful property developer paid heavily for his misguided attempts to deny his ex-wife a just settlement. During their 25-year-marriage,…

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Child Arrangements Orders

Child Arrangements Orders are a type of court order than can be used to specify where you child will live, when they will spend time with each parent and what other contact the non-resident parent will have with their child or children. A Child Arrangements Order can provide certainty for both you and your children,…

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