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How can I afford a family law solicitor
18 October, 2019

Family & Matrimonial

Ways You Can Afford Your Family Law Fees

Many people are having to go through family law court proceedings without having the benefit of legal advice, simply because of the costs involved in instructing a solicitor. Going to court and representing yourself is a terrifying prospect for most people … is there anyone who can help? Solicitors It is always worth contacting a […]

Ask Yourself These Questions
10 October, 2019

Family & Matrimonial

Part 3: Five Questions to Ask Yourself After You’ve Met Your Solicitor

Once you’ve met with a solicitor, you should have a much clearer idea on all of your options. You are  also understand what your costs are likely to be. Before you decide to instruct a solicitor, it’s time to ask yourself a few questions. 1. Did the solicitor listen to me? Solicitors can’t possibly give […]

Interview your Family Law solicitor
3 October, 2019

Family & Matrimonial

Part 2: Ten Questions To Ask Your Family Law Solicitor

Interviewing a Family Law solicitor When you first meet with any solicitor, we always suggest taking a notepad and pen. You’ll be given lots of information and you may be asked to get some further information or take certain steps to help strengthen your position. So it’s always handy to make a quick note of […]

Find a Family Law Solicitor
27 September, 2019

Family & Matrimonial

If You Need A Family Law Solicitor But Don’t Know Where to Start

Going to see a solicitor to discuss your Family Law issues can be a scary thing to do, whether you need to find out if you can get a divorce, or you’re having trouble agreeing how often you should spend time with your children, or you aren’t sure what to do with the house. No […]

5 Things Not To Say To Your Divorce Lawyer
8 July, 2019

Family & Matrimonial

5 Things You Should Never Say To Your Divorce Lawyer

When you work with a divorce lawyer there are things you can do to make the process easier for both of you.  We’ve listed 5 things that you should never say to your divorce lawyer to smooth the relationship. 1. “I get paid cash in hand” The phrase  “cash in hand” strikes fear into the […]

Silver divorce - older couples splitting
1 February, 2019

Family & Matrimonial

Silver Divorce: Can There Ever Be A Silver Lining?

Life expectancy is on the up. The average man can expect to live to 78 and the average woman can expect to achieve the grand old age of 82. Is the thought of spending 20-plus years of retirement with your spouse really that unbearable? Apparently so. “Silver Divorces” are on the increase. Over 60s are […]

Prenuptial agreements: your questions
8 May, 2018

Family & Matrimonial

Questions About Prenuptial Agreements

What is a Prenuptial Agreement? A Prenuptial Agreement (sometimes called a “Prenup” or a pre-marital agreement) is a formal signed agreement entered into by a couple before they get married. Its intention is to set out very clearly what the parties have agreed will happen to their assets (both jointly held assets and those held […]

Questions for your divorce solicitor
2 January, 2018

Family & Matrimonial

5 Most Common Family Law Questions Answered

Our Family Law department has a lot of questions to answer, but the same issues keep coming up These are five of our most usual questions … Question 1: Does my ex have an obligation to keep a roof over his children’s heads? No, there is no law to say that a non-resident parent (a […]

10 Steps To A Straightforward Divorce
21 December, 2015

Family & Matrimonial

10 Steps Toward A Straightforward Divorce

We’ve all heard of ‘quickie’ divorces – and some think that if you’re rich enough you can speed up the whole process. However, when Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi divorced in the summer of 2013, it was the lack of contest that made it easy … … the simplest way forward is illustrated in this […]