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Is January really 'Divorce Month'?

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Is it true that the number of divorce applications spike in January? Or is this an urban myth? Amy Langlois , Family Solicitor, comments "Sadly, it is true to say that we see an increase in enquiries into our Family Team after Christmas about...

Taking a child abroad if you are separated/divorced

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If parents are no longer living together due to separation or divorce , there are legal issues to consider if one parent wishes to take a child on holiday abroad – or even to relocate to another area. It is always preferable to obtain written...

Do I need to attend court to get divorced?

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A short video article featuring Amy Langlois , Family Solicitor , explaining whether you need to attend court when getting divorced. For a free initial meeting please call 01202 499255 and Amy or a member of the Family Team will be...

How do pension sharing orders work?

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In divorce (for a married couple) or dissolution (for a civil partnership), the pension can often be the second biggest asset – usually the family home is the biggest. You can split pensions several ways, so it’s worth understanding the options...

Civil Partnership Ruling - Only for Same-Sex Couples

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A case has been in the news this week where a heterosexual couple have lost their case made to the Court of Appeal to have a civil partnership. Since the legislation of same-sex marriage came into force in March 2014, same-sex couples have had the choice of...

What is a Special Guardianship Order?

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Being appointed as a child’s ‘Special Guardian’ gives parental responsibility for the Special Guardian for the child until the child reaches the age of 18 and exclusive responsibility for the day to day care, long term care and upbringing...

What is a "clean break" divorce settlement?

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Legendary darts player Phil Taylor has recently been in the press due to his divorce which has been referred to in the press as a clean break divorce. What does this mean, and is it an unusual type of settlement? Amy Langlois in our Family Team offers...

Selling the matrimonial home after separation or divorce

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Are you separating or divorcing but your spouse or civil partner won’t agree to sell the matrimonial home? When it comes to separating or divorcing your spouse or civil partner, for the majority of couples, the largest asset will be the matrimonial...

Thinking about separating or divorcing but the matrimonial home is in your partner's sole name?

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Thinking about separating or divorcing from your spouse or civil partner but the matrimonial home is in their sole name? As family lawyers, we are often asked by clients “I am not registered on the title deeds of the matrimonial home and my spouse or...

Clean Break Consent Orders

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I trust my spouse…we are in the process of divorcing but do I really need a clean break consent order? Family Solicitors often get asked if there is a real need for divorcing parties to enter into a clean break consent order if they are all...

Heavy penalties for not controlling Japanese Knotweed

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Guidance issued recently by the Home Office has said that people can be fined up to £2,500 and face criminal prosecution under new antisocial behaviour laws, for failing to control the spread of Japanese Knotweed in their gardens. This invasive plant...

Essential things to know about boundaries

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It is quite normal for boundary definitions set out in the conveyance or transfer deed for your property to be inaccurate, particularly in older properties. The Property Misdescriptions Act 1991 rectified this to a certain extent although dimensions found on...