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What is a post-nuptial agreement and do I need to have one?

Amy Langlois
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Amy Langlois, Solicitor in our Family Team, looks at post nuptial agreements; discussing what they are, how they're used and whether you need one. She also looks at whether post nups are legally binding and how they can be used to protect assets in divorce or seperation.

No fault divorce to become law in 2022

Amy Langlois
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Ministers announced yesterday that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force on 6th April 2022. The bill allows couples to divorce or dissolve their civil partnership without assigning blame, a process that is commonly referred...

Can a spouse or civil partner sell a matrimonial home without you knowing?

Amy Langlois
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Amy Langlois , Family Solicitor explains whether a spouse or civil partner can sell a matrimonial home without you knowing. For a free initial meeting please call 01202 499255 and Amy or a member of the Family Team will...

Divorce and child arrangements: What do parents need to consider?

Amy Langlois
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What happens if we can't agree on child arrangements? How do the courts decide child arrangements? Family Solicitor Amy Langlois provides an in depth guide to divorce and child arrangements, describing court proceedings and answering some frequently asked questions.

Can you do a divorce yourself online?

Louisa Knight
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Online Divorces: Can you do a divorce yourself?   Recent statistics show that 42% of UK marriages end in divorce. This figure has been increasing for some time and with the introduction of no fault divorce in the UK , more and more couples are...

How to change a child's surname

Louisa Knight
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Louisa Knight, solicitor in our specialist family law team, answers the most frquently-asked questions about naming a child and changing a child's name.

Update: Can I see my child in lock down?

Simon Immins
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Advice for separated parents on seeing children during lockdown, self-isolation, and quarantine in the COVID pandemic

Divorce - what am I entitled to?

Louisa Knight
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Divorce - what am I entitled to?

One of the first things we are often asked by clients considering divorce, is ‘what am I entitled to?’ or ‘who gets what?’

When will no fault divorce become law in the UK

Simon Immins
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The ‘Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill’, often commonly referred to as the ‘No-fault Divorce Bill’ was first introduced in June 2019.

It has seen delays to it’s progression into law thanks to Brexit, elections and the coronavirus pandemic, and entered the parliamentary process on 7th January 2020.

It was announced on 17th June that it will now pass to the House of Lords to consider an amendment, and will then receive Royal Assent.

No-fault divorce set to be introduced in Autumn 2021

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Separating couples in England and Wales will soon be able end their relationship without having to blame one another, thanks to the introduction of no-fault divorce. The changes are part of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill which is due to be...

What is no fault divorce and what does it mean for separating couples?

Louisa Knight
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The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill was included in the government’s agenda set out in the Queen’s speech in December 2019. There has been delay in progress as a result of COVID-19 yet the bill passed it’s first hurdle in the House of Commons in early June. We will update as the bill progresses and a timetable is announced

What rights does an unmarried father have?

Andrew Stynes
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Andy Stynes, Family Lawwyer and Head of our Family Law Team in Christchurch, answers FAQs about unmarried fathers' rights. Does an unmarried father have parental responsibility? What custody rights do they have? How about 'Live with' and 'time with' rights? Or proof of paternity?

Do I need to attend court to get divorced?

Amy Langlois
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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 happy to...

No Fault Divorce Law Change

Amy Langlois
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In this article, Amy Langlois, Solicitor from our Family Law Team, will aim to answer the most common questions about prenuptial agreements.

A Guide to a Civilized Divorce

Simon Immins
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The Three Divorce Dilemmas Couples who are facing the possibility of a divorce face one of three dilemmas: “I want the divorce, but I am not sure if it is the right decision.” Since going through a divorce impacts the lives of your...

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