3 01, 2018

The most common divorce law questions

2017-11-30T14:10:41+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|

Going through the process of divorce is not something that many of us repeat. So, it’s a fresh experience for most people and that can mean a lot of unknowns. These common divorce law questions might seem obvious but, because divorce is such unchartered territory, [...]

2 01, 2018

Free Family Mediation Sessions

2018-01-02T09:09:33+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|

Director and Head of Family Solicitor Angela Green is offering free joint mediation sessions for a limited period during 2018. For a confidential discussion please telephone the office in the first instance on 01756 799000.

23 11, 2017

Pensions on divorce – what should be considered?

2017-11-23T15:16:44+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|

Recent research by Scottish Widows has discovered that 7 in 10 of divorcing couples do not consider pensions during divorce, leaving people with inadequate pension provision on retirement. The research showed that people do not know what the options are for pension sharing on divorce, [...]

7 11, 2017

Dissolving a civil partnership

2017-10-20T10:05:32+00:00 November 7th, 2017|

Civil partnerships are a relatively new addition to the landscape of legal relationships. Itis only since 2005 that couples in the UK have been able to give notice of the intention to form a civil partnership. In the intervening years this alternative to the option [...]

27 10, 2017

Making moving home less stressful

2017-10-20T10:03:22+00:00 October 27th, 2017|

As we all know, moving home is one of life’s biggest upheavals ranking alongside divorce and death in terms of the stress that it can bring into someone’s life. However, it can also open the door to a new home, a better existence, perhaps [...]

25 10, 2017

Divorce is on the rise

2017-10-25T19:54:00+00:00 October 25th, 2017|

The statistics for 2016 have now been made available by the Office for National Statistics. The latest figures show that there were 106,959 divorces of opposite-sex couples in 2016, which is an increase of 5.8% compared with 2015. The divorce rate for opposite-sex couples [...]

12 10, 2017

Conveyancing searches – what do you need to know?

2017-10-03T15:08:42+00:00 October 12th, 2017|

Conveyancing searches are an essential part of the process when purchasing a property. These searches can reveal details that you might not otherwise have known and the results could help you to avoid making a very expensive mistake. The key conveyancing searches every buyer should [...]

28 09, 2017

What am I entitled to in a divorce settlement?

2017-09-14T12:15:44+00:00 September 28th, 2017|

There is no easy answer to this question, as most divorces have a large number of moving parts. Property and the family home, any business assets, pensions and investments are just a few of the things that will be taken into account. However, where the [...]

21 09, 2017

The end of Employment Tribunal fees

2017-09-14T08:54:46+00:00 September 21st, 2017|

The introduction of Employment Tribunal fees in 2013 was met with discomfort by many people. While the government claimed that the fees would have the effect of cutting down on “malicious and weak cases,” many feared that the reality would be a denial of access [...]

14 09, 2017

Lasting Powers of Attorney and how to use them

2017-08-15T17:15:38+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is something many of us need to consider as we get older. It is a way of giving someone you trust the legal authority to step in and make decisions on your behalf if and when you lack the [...]