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    News Category: Family

    • 5 July 2021

      Focus on Family Law: How will the new No Fault Divorce Rules work?

      No-fault divorce is due to come into effect in England and Wales on 6th April 2022. It will be the biggest reform of divorce law in 50 years.  Couples will be able to get divorced without one person needing to blame the other for the breakdown of a relationship, for the first time. Read more

    • 9 June 2021

      No fault divorce delayed until 2022

      It was announced on Monday, 7th June, in response to a parliamentary question, that couples seeking a no-fault divorce under the new legislation will have to wait until 2022. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act will now come into force on 6th April 2022, not the Autumn as the government had originally planned. Read more

    • 1 April 2021

      Understanding the Divorce process

      Starting Divorce proceedings can often be a daunting task.  In our latest Family Law article, we review the divorce process and answer frequently asked questions. Read more

    • 18 March 2021

      Getting your Legal affairs in order

      With spring in the air, we approach what is considered the perfect time to spring clean the home. Read more

    • 17 February 2021

      Legal Advice for unmarried couples: Q&A

      During lockdown, many unmarried couples moved in together but is there legal protection for cohabiting couples? Read more

    • 12 February 2021

      Thinking of Proposing on Valentine’s Day? Consider a Pre-Nup too!

      With Valentine’s Day just around the corner many couples will be considering how they are able to celebrate another annual celebration during lockdown.  With bars, restaurants and entertainment venues closed, couples are having to come up with other ideas to make the occasion special whilst sticking to the restrictions. Read more

    • 5 February 2021

      Pre-nuptial Agreements and Wills: Married at First Sight

      For those who have not seen the TV programme ‘Married at First Sight’ it essentially is what it says on the tin. Two single people are matched together by relationship experts and meet each other for the first time on their wedding day. Read more

    • 20 January 2021

      Pensions on Divorce – Can you afford to Ignore Them?

      While it is not compulsory to share pensions in a divorce they should always be considered.  Cases where the pension pot is more valuable than property equity may not be as scarce as you might imagine.  Pensions should not, therefore, be ignored or overlooked when divorcing and are often dealt with by agreement following expert advice. Read more

    • 12 January 2021

      Family Law: Family Mediation

      With Family Mediation week taking place from 18 – 22 January, the Steeles Law family team are looking at the different options available to separating families and how mediation can be used to resolve issues collaboratively. Read more

    • 21 December 2020

      Family Law: New Year, new beginnings?

      The New Year is often a time for reflection and traditionally a time for setting new goals and starting new beginnings.  Read more