21/01/2021
As we enter the third week of the New Year, our matrimonial department has been receiving an increased level of enquiries. Our family solicitor, Lisa Honey sets out her key points for couples thinking about separating or issuing divorce proceedings: Think about the dynamics and practicalities relating to the…

25/11/2020
Resolution is a national organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce, separation and other family problems. Resolution is running an awareness campaign from 30 November – 4 December 2020 (known as Good Divorce Week). Good Divorce Week is an annual campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways…

15/07/2020
Stay at home is a job in itself The courts in the Family Jurisdiction appreciate that marriage is a partnership and much importance is given to the party who earns an income for the family by working outside the marriage as much as the party who stays at home and…

22/05/2020
Recently we have seen a number of clients which remind us of the pressing need for the long overdue reform of the law relating to cohabiting couples yet the parliament is not ready to address such reform. Cohabitation, in lay terms known as unmarried couple living together is the fastest…

14/02/2020
With the romance of Valentine’s Day and this year being a leap year, let’s talk again about the practical aspects of our relationships. With the unavoidable increase in divorce and separation rates, it means that more of us who are getting married or moving in together are not “first timers“. Not…

11/12/2019
2019 was a landmark year in Family Law for many reasons but perhaps none bigger than the introduction of the No-Fault Divorce. Back in April 2019, the Justice Secretary announced a change to the long-standing divorce legislation with a view to parties reducing conflict in the divorce process to better…

26/11/2019
Dear Santa, “All I want this Christmas is for Mummy and Daddy to be happy and to allow me to spend time with both of them over the Christmas period”  As Christmas is on the horizon, it’s time to think of shopping, parties and family time. However, this is also…

04/10/2019
  According to the Office of National Statistics the number of couples living outside a marriage is growing faster than the number of married couples. Guardian reports “The overall number of families in the UK rose by 8% between 2008 and 2018, from 17.7 million to 19.1 million, accompanied by…

13/08/2019
We often used to hear comments about Pre-Nuptial Agreements such as “Pre-Nups aren’t worth the paper they’re written on” or “They’re only for the rich”.  This is no longer the case and provided certain safeguards are observed, Pre-Nups will be upheld in a Court of Law. They are…

05/08/2019
General public perception is that a sleepy village is a much safer environment than a big city – but a recent report by the National Rural crime Network suggests this is not necessarily true. The report concluded that domestic abuse can be a much more long-lasting and serious problem…

22/04/2019
For those who are married or in a civil partnership, it might be possible to claim up to £1,150 via a tax break called Marriage Tax Allowance (MTA). According to MoneySavingExpert.com up to 700,000 people are not claiming this allowance. It is worth noting that applicants might still be…

08/04/2019
It is currently National Pet Month which runs from 1 April to 6 May. With that in mind it seems to be an opportune time to consider what would happen to a pet in the event of a divorce or separation. Pets in this country are often treated like…

13/02/2019
Well here we are again, Cupid is making his rounds and we are inundated with adverts for Moonpig and the like…yes, it is Valentines Day once more! With the return of Valentine’s Day the minds of many people turn to romantic gestures of love, such as marriage proposals and…

07/01/2019
The ringing in of the New Year often brings about the need for change in most of us. Usually that is a new diet and exercise regime after the excesses of Christmas or the undertaking of a new hobby. However for some of us the “new me” attitude can…

13/12/2018
The November 2018 case of VW v BH (Contested Divorce Proceedings) [2018] EWFC B68 in which a Respondent husband sought to contest divorce proceedings issued by his wife – even though he had admitted committing adultery throughout their 22 year marriage – was branded “extraordinary” and an “awful case”…

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