Unfortunately, when parent separate, parental alienation can occur. This is where a child has been manipulated, coerced or otherwise pressured to side with one parent over another. Parental alienation is not always obvious and can be difficult to spot, but its effect on children is highlighted by CAFCASS as abusive and damaging, and can cause(…)
Due to increasing demand the January offer on divorces has been extended until the end of February. Now that Christmas is over, we are all back at work and the children have returned to school for many it is also a time they decide their marriage is at an end. January and February sees an(…)
Embarking on a divorce is an extremely stressful process for both parties, particularly when there are children involved, and with so many options available to deal with the breakdown of a marriage which one is the right one? Clients are faced with choosing from the traditional routes of Solicitors negotiating via letters and the commencing(…)
Given the Festive Period is approaching, we usually see an increase in Domestic Abuse Cases. Domestic Abuse affects men and women and takes many forms, including sexual, emotional and financial, as well as physical. Domestic abuse is more commonly perpetrated by a partner than by another family member. If you have suffered, or are suffering(…)
Deborah at our Leeds office is delighted to be joining the North and West Yorkshire Resolution Committee; she and her family colleagues Emma, Alex and Jayne thoroughly enjoyed the Resolution Winter Ball on Friday. An excellent evening from start to finish thanks to YRes, great venue at Aspire, food and company. Deborah cannot wait to start(…)
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.(…)
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