Family Law

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Child Arrangements | Family Law

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Life has changed for all of us – the current situation could never have been envisaged even 10 days ago.  The Coronavirus pandemic has affected all areas of our life. With schools closed and now a lock-down, parents need to communicate and work together responsibly and act in the best interests of their children.  This…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Maintaining good relationships | Family Law

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The recent outbreak has lead to a great number of changes for almost everyone, affecting all aspects of our daily lives.  For many people, the current circumstances are causing high levels of stress, anxiety and money worries.  Put together with also having to work from home, self isolate or social distance, this can put our…

Common family law myths

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1.  I will receive more of the assets because my spouse was unfaithful The court will not usually take in to account the reasons why a marriage has broken down when considering financial settlement.  It will only do so in exceptional cases where someone’s conduct has a significant financial impact for example repeat gambling causing…

Avoiding the pitfalls of online divorce | Family law

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Since the Ministry of Justice introduced a digital application process for divorce in May 2018 more than 70,000 people have applied for divorce online.  In this modern and digital age where processes are online or being capable of being done online it is unsurprising and indeed understandable that people will use the technology available to…

Do I have the same rights that I would have if we were married? | Family Law

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The answer is no.  Couples who live together do not have the same rights as spouses or civil partners, even if they have children together. When couples marry or form civil partnerships but later separate, the law enables the Court to take into account the parties’ particular needs and circumstances when assessing what financial orders…

How to have a good divorce | Family Law

Couple's Hand With Divorce Agreement And Golden Wedding Rings On Wooden Desk

The post festive period is traditionally a time when couples consider divorce proceedings.  Whilst separation and divorce is inevitably stressful and can be costly our Harbinder Gosal takes a look at what you can do to make the process as smooth as possible. Act in haste repent at leisure.  When going through a separation you…

Civil partnerships could be ideal for unmarried heterosexual couples | Family Law

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Mixed-sex couples who consider themselves cohabiting partners can now consider entering official unions to protect their legal rights. Lorna Tipple, Associate Director in the Family Law department at Thursfields, was commenting after the first of what are expected to be tens of thousands of civil partnerships taking place for heterosexual couples in the next 12…

Redundancy – getting it right | Employment Law

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January is prime time to set goals and look forward to the year ahead. Unfortunately in the world of business, this may mean reviewing finances and making redundancies. The key question is, how do employers keep the stress of this process to a minimum whilst ensuring they follow the correct procedure? Making the decision The…

New Year’s resolutions and a time to reassess life… Family law

Couple's Hand With Divorce Agreement And Golden Wedding Rings On Wooden Desk

For many people January means a new start, New Year’s resolutions and a time to reassess life.  Naturally this will often mean an assessment of existing relationships and the future. Inevitably, for some, this will mean a decision to separate and to divorce.Many will have heard of the term “divorce day” in the press, this…

Civil partnerships could be ideal for unmarried heterosexual couples | Family law

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Mixed-sex couples who consider themselves cohabiting partners can now consider entering official unions to protect their legal rights. Lorna Tipple, Associate Director in the Family Law department at Thursfields, was commenting after the first of what are expected to be tens of thousands of civil partnerships taking place for heterosexual couples in the next 12…

When the festive season is over… Family law

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There is a huge amount of preparation leading up to Christmas; choosing presents, writing cards, buying food, arranging family get-togethers, attending school plays and carol services, decorating the house, wrapping presents and so the list goes on. For most people, there is little time to think about whether their relationship is fulfilling or whether they…

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