You may not have started thinking about Christmas yet and it may seem too early to do so, but if you are separated from your ex partner then if you wish to spend time with your child/children over Christmas, it is something you should be thinking about as soon as possible. Although most couples will(…)
Do you need Family Law advice but are concerned about the cost implications? We not only offer the traditional option whereby you are charged at the solicitors’ hourly rates and therefore pay for exactly what work is required and completed on your matter but we also offer various fixed fee packages and are even able(…)
The Department for Work and Pensions appreciate that victims of domestic violence are sometimes in financial difficulties and have recently published a guide providing information for victims of domestic abuse about the support offered by DWP (Domestic violence and abuse: help available from DWP) This includes special conditions for: Housing Benefit Jobseeker’s Allowance Employment and(…)
On divorce/dissolution one of the main concerns of the spouse with a lower earning capacity is their ability to meet their future income needs. There was a lot of press coverage in the not too distant past about the higher earner no longer being a meal ticket for life, but how do the family courts(…)
Brearleys is on the Family Law Panel for non-profit organisation Only Mums and Dads and has had the opportunity to contribute to their new book. 101 Questions Answered about Separating with Children is an invaluable first source of legal know-how to help every separating or divorcing parent. For more information please follow the link below.(…)
Valentines Day is usually a day associated with love, chocolate, romance and maybe even a marriage proposal. If you are thinking of proposing, you may want to consider protecting your existing financial position by way of a prenuptial agreement. Arguments about finances are one of the major causes of marital breakdown and therefore it is(…)
Not everyone is ready to divorce when they separate, but still need to deal with and protect themselves in respect of the financial consequences of the breakdown of their marriage. This can be done by entering into what is a called a ‘Separation Agreement’ which is a formal document setting out the agreement reached in(…)
If you are going through divorce proceedings you almost certainly will come across the term ‘consent order’ or “statement of information for a Consent Order” at some point, but what exactly does it mean? The term ‘consent order’ can refer to any type of court order agreed by the parties, for example an order setting(…)
January sees divorce rates spike throughout the UK and as a result of this we have a special offer with fixed fee divorces starting at only £275.00 plus VAT throughout January. Once Christmas is over, children return to school and new year’s resolutions are made, but for many it is also an end to their(…)
Post-separation, there can be bitter feeling amongst the parties, where there are children involved this may lead to one parent attempting to alienate the other. While there is no single definition, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services (CAFCASS) recognise parental alienation as when a child’s resistance or hostility towards one parent is(…)
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