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News Category: Family

  • 14 July 2020

    Relationship breakdown in a pandemic – Q&A

    Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, many couples may have had time to consider the future of their relationship. Read more

  • 23 June 2020

    Cohabiting Couples Q&A

    Cohabiting couples remain the fastest-growing family type in the UK, with many couples still believing that moving in together creates a common law marriage, giving you the same rights as if you were married. However, it is a common misconception that living together with your partner gives you ‘common law’ legal rights. Read more

  • 18 June 2020

    Will Marriage Survive the New No-Fault Divorce Law?

    Family law solicitors across the country celebrated as no-fault divorce has been given the green light meaning from early autumn 2021 separating couples will be able to divorce without having to apportion blame to the other party. The accusations of adultery, desertion or unreasonable behaviour will no longer be necessary. Read more

  • 17 June 2020

    Family Law – getting to know your solicitor

    Going through a relationship breakdown can be an emotional and worrying time for the whole family, they can be a source of great emotional pain and grief. It is common to find yourself amongst the Google searches looking for ‘who are the best family solicitors near me?’ or ‘how do I choose a family law solicitor?’ Read more

  • 12 June 2020

    Lockdown Diaries: Thoughts from the view of a Family Law Solicitor

    As we continue with our series of Lawyer lockdown diaries, Sally Harris, Family Law solicitor reviews the challenges and changes that working post Coronavirus has meant for her and her clients. Read more

  • 10 June 2020

    Child Arrangement Order Q&A

    When parents separate, it’s important to make sure child arrangements are in place which benefit the children and work best for them. Read more

  • 12 May 2020

    Domestic abuse Q&A

    With lockdown causing most of us to spend more time at home than usual, there has been a rise in reported cases of domestic abuse. Read more

  • 26 April 2020

    Domestic abuse surges during the Coronavirus lockdown

    The press has carried alarming reports since the Coronavirus lockdown on 23rd March regarding the steep rise domestic abuse cases and reports a call for additional funding for support and removal of time limit on prosecutions. Read more

  • 17 April 2020

    Covid 19 – Child maintenance payments

    Many employers have asked their workforce to be furloughed during the Covid-19 crisis, usually at the recommended 80% of their regular wages. It is not surprising that many parents are concerned about available income and being able to make maintenance payments during the coronavirus crisis. Read more

  • 10 April 2020

    Step Parents and Parental Responsibility

    Step families are increasingly a part of every day life but what are the differences between a step parent’s legal rights and a biological parent’s? Read more