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Written by our expert team, this collection of family law information sheets have been written to help you understand key issues in more detail.

Divorce procedure

A guide to the divorce process, including grounds for divorce and how long it takes.

Settling financial issues following divorce

A guide outlining how you can approach the process of establishing how assets such as the family home will be divided.

Civil partnership dissolution

A guide to dissolving a civil partnership, including how to start proceedings, how the process works and how long it takes.

Cohabitation & Living Together Agreements

A guide to when a cohabitation agreement might be used, what can be included in it and what happens if you get married.

Prenuptial Agreements

A guide explaining what a Prenuptial Agreement is, who might need one and how they are enforced legally.

Parental Responsibility

A guide explaining what parental responsibility is, who has it and how Parental Responsibility Agreements work – including for step-parents.

Arrangements for children following a relationship breakdown

A guide to the different orders the court can make, and the different factors considered.

Financial arrangements for children

A guide explaining child maintenance, including how child support is assessed and other financial provisions for children.

Financial Disclosure

A guide to the issue of financial disclosure, including the meaning of ‘full and frank disclosure’, and how to treat confidential documents.

Cohabitation – financial obligations for unmarried couples

A guide explaining the legal position in terms of finances for couples who aren’t married, including property and other assets.

Step-by-step guide to divorce

A practical diagram showing the divorce process. Including what the different stages of divorce are, and the practical considerations as to grounds for divorce.

What is Hybrid Mediation?

A guide explaining the Hybrid Mediation process, how it works and what the benefits are.

Child Inclusive Mediation

A guide explaining Child Inclusive Mediation and how it can help with child arrangements after a divorce or separation.

Occupation Orders

A guide explaining Occupation Orders and how the court can make such an order regulating the occupation of the family home under the Family Law Act 1996.