No-fault divorce to become law in 2021

After years of campaigning for a no-fault divorce to be an available option for couples, we are very pleased to confirm that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill received Royal Assent last week. Pre-2020 divorce options This now means that separating couples will no longer have to play the “blame game” in order to be […]

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No-fault divorce nearly in law

A no-fault divorce edges closer now Parliament has voted it through At long last Cunningtons’ family department can welcome the news that MPs have voted in favour of the latest stage of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill . This will, when passed, enable separated couples who have managed to maintain an amicable relationship to […]

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Effects of domestic abuse in Covid-19

Did you know the Family Courts are still open and operating hearings throughout the Covid19 pandemic … ? Do you need urgent assistance: to facilitate child contact arrangements, or to enable the return of your child to your care, or to provide protection for yourself against an abusive partner? The COVID-19 pandemic has caused enormous […]

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Domestic violence in isolation

Domestic violence is not in lockdown. We understand that there is still physical violence, emotional abuse and financial control and you now feel isolated more than ever. Help is still available. The National Domestic Abuse Helpline continues to operate and has stated “Whilst our advice is to stay at home, anyone who is at risk […]

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Family isolation issues - COVID-19

At Cunningtons we understand that matters concerning your family life are amongst the most stressful things that you could ever have to deal with.  In addition to that stress, we are now facing unprecedented times with the threat of the coronavirus – and all the new pressures that come with it. The Family Law team […]

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Nikah wedding ceremony

For a marriage to be legally recognised in England and Wales it must comply with certain legal requirements. Even if your marriage is recognised by your community or religion, it may not be a lawful marriage according to English Law. A Court of Appeal decision ruled that the marriage of a woman who wed her […]

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No-fault divorce in 2020

Will a no-fault divorce be available in 2020? We look at the benefits of this important potential change in the law.

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How can I afford a family law solicitor

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 […]

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Ask Yourself These Questions

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 […]

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Interview 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 […]

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Find a Family Law Solicitor

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 […]

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5 Things Not To 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 […]

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