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No fault divorce – why the blame games must stop

The law in England and Wales as it stands at the moment makes it impossible to divorce without blame (see our separate blog on the grounds for divorce) unless you either wait until you have been separated for at least 2 years and both spouses consent to the divorce, or you wait at least 5

Divorce: what are your options?

Divorce can be a stressful and distressing time, so choosing the right option to end your relationship and the right process can be a challenge. But it’s vitally important. Often the individual personal circumstances will determine which process will be adopted. We are committed to non-adversarial approaches to resolving matters and encourage the use of

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

Family Law Trends – Changes in family structures

What are the latest stats in family law? Generally speaking, divorce rates are down. There were 111,169 divorces in 2014, down almost 3% from 2012 figures, although 42% of marriages still end in divorce. Those aged 40 – 44 have the highest divorce rate and the divorce rate of the over 60s has increased by

Not all family lawyers are the same

One of the most important things to the majority of people today is choice.  The ability to choose who governs us, what we eat and what we wear is fundamental to our wellbeing.  When we buy a car there are different manufacturers, different models and different ways of customising them.  The same applies when you