Overhaul Of Family Courts To Provide Greater Protection To Victims Of Domestic Abuse

It has been announced by the Government that victims of domestic abuse will get greater protection due to an “overhaul of how the family courts deal with the horrific crime“....


Divorce & Reconciliation

Imagine this scenario: A married couple separated 10 years ago, one party issued divorce proceedings and decree nisi was pronounced. The parties then reconciled but once again now wish to...


No Fault Divorce Bill To Be Debated In The House Of Commons

No fault divorce has quickly been put back on the Government’s agenda with the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill being debated by Parliament at its second reading today (8th June...


New Road Map Published For Employment Tribunals

The coronavirus pandemic has had a serious impact on the running of the Employment Tribunals and the progress of cases in the system. Although some cases have still been heard,...


Getting Divorced But Who Gets The Family Pet?

In England and Wales, the law considers pets as chattels and as such there is no specific legislative provision in relation to the ownership of pets on divorce or separation...


Pensions During Divorce Proceedings

In proceedings for divorce, nullity, judicial separation or dissolution of a civil partnership, the Court has the power to redistribute the benefits derived from pension resources between the parties. Pension...


Increase In Care Proceedings Due To The Coronavirus

Since the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown, it has been reported that there has been a rise in the number of urgent care proceedings in the family Courts. The reasons...


Bankruptcy & Financial Remedy Proceedings

Where a party is made bankrupt in the course of financial remedy proceedings, prior to a final order being made, and the only significant asset is a jointly-owned property, will...


Coronavirus Crisis & Child Arrangements Orders – Updated Guidance For Separated Parents

At the start of lockdown, the Government guidance was clear – we all had to ‘stay at home’, ‘protect the NHS’ and ‘save lives’. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has...


An ‘A’ To ‘Z’ Of Divorce & Finances

Part of the challenge faced by family law and divorce solicitors is explaining the jargon used within the legal profession and Court proceedings. Below is an A to Z guide...


A Step By Step Guide To Divorce

Having reached the decision to end a marriage there are certain practical considerations to take into account prior to making an application for divorce. Below, we have provided a step...


Form E – Financial Disclosure & Common Pitfalls

Without a full and accurate picture of each parties financial circumstances on divorce, it is difficult for any family lawyer to advise their client about a financial settlement in their...


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