Date: 11 April 2019

Changes to divorce laws – what does it mean?

new divorce law

The government this week has announced proposed changes to divorce laws which will allow couples to divorce without blaming the other party, in a move which will hopefully allow for more amicable separations. This will change laws that have been in existence for 50 years and is a change that family law professionals and experts have been campaigning for years to be introduced. Under current law, the person starting the divorce has to rely of one of five grounds to prove that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. For couples who have been separated for less than 2 years, the only…

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Date: 16 October 2018

Free Divorce and Finances Legal Clinic

Divorce and finance clinic

We are holding free Divorce & Finances legal clinics on the following Saturday’s (12pm – 3pm) in January 2019: Saturday 5th January Saturday 12th January Saturday 19th January Our family solicitors will be providing FREE advice. Simply come along on the day. Come along and find out the answers to your questions: How do I start a divorce? Is fixed fee divorce right for me? Financial settlements – what does it mean for me? How to get a fair divorce settlement? Can’t wait until January? Call us to arrange your free 15 minute telephone consultation with one of our Family Solicitors Walk-in Centre address: 26…

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Date: 24 April 2018

Cohabiting and the TOLATA Act: what you need to know

Cohabiting and the TOLATA Act These days, it is becoming more and more common to live with a significant other without being married, either prior to marriage or with no intention of marrying at all. The latest government statistics from 2017 show that cohabiting couple ‘families’ – this includes those with or without children – are the fastest growing family type and account for around 3.3 million family households in the UK. Despite this rise in popularity, in the case of separation, individuals do not have the same financial and legal protections as those who have been married have. There is…

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Date: 1 January 2017

Divorce Day set for 3 January 2017

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Traditionally, the first working day after the Christmas and New Year break is one of the busiest of the year for divorce lawyers. It has come to be known as D-Day, with D standing for divorce. Our divorce lawyers are therefore gearing up for a frantic new year. ‘We are expecting to be extremely busy in January’ says Wendy Bailey, Head of the Family team at Best. ‘Throughout 2016 we have seen an increase in the number of new divorce clients. Clients who we have seen throughout the year for initial enquiries will often use Christmas as a time of reflection,…

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