Category Archive for: ‘Relationship Breakdown’

Is it the end of spousal maintenance?

Following the recent landmark case earlier this year, Wright v Wright, in the Court of Appeal, Courts across England and Wales will now be obliged to consider whether any maintenance … Continue reading

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New Divorce Centres

The way that a divorce application is handled has recently changed across England and Wales as the Government has opened 11 divorce centres which receives most of the 120,000 divorces … Continue reading

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No fault Divorces?

Contrary to the belief of some spouses, 120,000 of whom get divorced in England and Wales each year, it is still necessary to cite one of the following five reasons … Continue reading

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Relationship breakdown? Cannot agree but do not want to go to Court?

When a relationship breaks down, as well as various difficult emotions you may be experiencing, it may be necessary to make arrangements regarding your children and/or financial matters.

Sometimes it … Continue reading

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTION NOTICES/ORDERS

A Domestic Violence Protection Notice or Order provides a “cooling off” period for both parties when it has been alleged that domestic violence has occurred.

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Sweeping Changes to the Family Courts and Mediation

The face of Family Law changed dramatically on 22 April 2014, with the introduction of the new Family Court reforms.

Some of the changes involve a greater focus upon Mediation … Continue reading

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Registrar Divorces

No Fault Divorce?

Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court, has suggested that perhaps the law should be changed to permit divorces to proceed without … Continue reading

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“Divorcing? Think of the children…”

Recent research reported in the press has revealed that divorced parents are often in denial with regard to the impact of the breakdown of the relationship upon their children.

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Leading Leicestershire Lawyers Join Forces

A merger between family law and crime specialists Emery Johnson solicitors with long-established private client experts Astills solicitors, brings together some of the region’s highest profile lawyers.

Emery Johnson Astills … Continue reading

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When am I entitled to free legal advice?

The Legal Aid Scheme determines whether you may or may not be entitled to free legal advice.  On 1st April 2013 significant changes to the Legal Aid scheme were … Continue reading

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