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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
Louisa Knight looks at financial orders, and explains why they are so important for divorcing or separating couples.
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.
Advice for separated parents on seeing children during lockdown, self-isolation, and quarantine in the COVID pandemic
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?’
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.
Children of separated parents in coronavirus lockdown. Government guidance for divorced parents during COVID-19 lockdown.
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...
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
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?
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...
In this article, Amy Langlois, Solicitor from our Family Law Team, will aim to answer the most common questions about prenuptial agreements.
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