Family Law

Application for Alternative Service of Divorce Application

What contact details must be included in a Divorce Application? In a Divorce Application the Applicant (i.e. the person bringing the proceedings) must include in the Application an email address (if this is known)…

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Can I Still Obtain a Divorce If My Spouse Does Not Have Capacity?

Can I Still Obtain a Divorce If My Spouse Does Not Have Capacity?

When does a person lack capacity? A person lacks capacity in relation to a matter if at the material time he is unable to make a decision for himself in relation to the matter…

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What is the Effect of Severing a Joint Tenancy?

What is the Effect of Severing a Joint Tenancy?

There are two ways in which property can be jointly owned – as Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common. Joint Tenants If you hold the property as Joint Tenants this means that you each…

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Types of Protection Orders

Non-Molestation Orders Non-Molestation Orders are made under the Family Law Act 1996. These are an Order prohibiting a person from molesting another person. It is a criminal offence if a Non-Molestation Order is breached…

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The Court Has Ordered Cafcass Prepare a Safeguarding Letter – What Is This?

In children cases the Court may make an order that a Safeguarding Letter be prepared by Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service).  When an application for a Child Arrangements Order is…

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The Benefits of the Collaborative Approach to Family Law Disputes

What Claims Do Unmarried Couples Have On Separation?

If you are looking to find out what claims do unmarried couples have on separation, then please read this article below: Claims under Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 The law…

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Update / Make Your Will if You are Divorcing

In Divorce, there are so many things to think about and it is easy to go through the process without considering your Will. Many people think, ‘I’ll change my Will after the Divorce is…

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What Types of Orders can the Court make in Respect of Children?

We often receive enquiries regarding how solicitors can help with issues relating to children when relationships break down. If you are finding it difficult to agree on issues relating to children we encourage you…

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Is Mediation a Must?

There are proposed plans to force separating couples to negotiate their divorce first by mediation. The proposals aim to relieve pressure on the family court backlog as well as to promote a more amicable…

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Are you a new parent? Here is why you should make a new will.

There is so much to do to properly care for your new baby and the responsibility can be overwhelming, especially when thinking of the future. One question we are regularly asked is whether you need to make a new will after you have a baby.

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