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New relationships and divorce – what you need to know (Part One)

It is not unusual to think about starting a new relationship whilst you are in divorce proceedings. It is important however that you think carefully about any repercussions before rushing into something.  In this series of blogs, we are going to think about the consequences on the legal proceedings, your family and finally the emotional

Do you need to divorce proof your business?

It goes without saying that most businesses have insurance and contingencies plans in place should the worst happen, but our team of divorce solicitors believe business owners could be doing more to protect their company in the event their marriage breaks down. A company may be your most valuable and prized asset, yet do you fully

Equality of Division of Assets on Divorce Abolished? Hardly

The popular press and top divorce solicitors have made a great deal of a recent Court of Appeal case, reporting that there had been a significant departure from the general principle that the assets built up by a couple during their marriage are to be split more or less equally on divorce. In the family

Mediation and the role of financial advisors

Mediation has become an established approach of family lawyers to relationship breakdown – be it divorce, dissolution of a civil partnership, or separation between cohabiting couples.  Many family lawyers also belong to Resolution, the foremost association for family lawyers and family justice professionals, which has a pronounced preference for avoiding conflict wherever possible, and provides a simple but

What do family lawyer qualifications really mean?

Family law qualifications can be difficult to understand if you are not a lawyer yourself. Choosing a family lawyer to guide you through the legal process in relation to divorce or a family law matter is a very individual and personal decision. Alongside those very personal considerations is the all-important choice of what type of

Court Unsympathetic When Mum Takes Law Into Own Hands

No matter how much you may be tempted, taking the law into your own hands is not a good idea. When a mother who was divorcing her husband in Hawaii obtained the agreement of the US court to take the couple’s children, aged 9 and 11, back to the UK for a holiday, she