March 06, 2014 | Posted by : J Morris
When you’re getting divorced, chances are you don’t want to waste any time (or money) sorting out the details. While the circumstances and complexity of your separation will greatly influence how long it takes you to complete proceedings, there are a few simple ways to ensure that your case goes as smoothly as possible. By working with your solicitor (and, if possible, your ex) to get all the details of your divorce set out clearly, you’ll be able to move forward with a minimum of disruption and stress.
Here’s our advice on avoiding unnecessary delays during your divorce:
Provide your solicitor with as much information and documentation as possible. For your case to proceed swiftly, your solicitor ...
December 30, 2013 | Posted by : J Morris
In the midst of a divorce, positivity can be hard to find, but taking an optimistic and open approach to separation may help you find an even more beneficial outcome for your family. There are several alternatives to court which provide extra support and understanding for couples going through separation, including collaborative family law, mediation, and arbitration.
Finding a way to get past a betrayal or a difficult relationship can feel insurmountable, but over time – and with the right help – working through the issues of your marriage during your divorce can help you to move on afterwards.
Mediation, arbitration and family law all offer ...
December 27, 2013 | Posted by : J Morris
One of the five ‘facts’ cited as grounds for a divorce petition is adultery, and though it’s less common than ‘unreasonable behaviour’ these days, it still remains one of the central causes for separation in UK couples. When a marriage breaks down due to infidelity there can be plenty of resentment, anger, upset and confusion on both sides, but looking at the reasons behind the situation can sometimes help both parties work through the divorce in a positive way.
As divorce solicitors, we have experience with many different circumstances that relate to the breakdown of a relationship, and we approach every case with sensitivity and professionalism. In the case of adultery, ...
November 05, 2013 | Posted by : J Morris
One of the biggest hurdles to overcome when you get divorced is deciding how to deal with any shared property. Who gets the house? Or do you sell it and split the assets? Things can become even more complicated if you have children – perhaps you’re eager to stay in your family home to retain a sense of normality through your separation, while your partner wants to push for a quick sale. The first port of call for any couple planning a divorce is to consult an experienced family law solicitor or divorce lawyer who will be able to help you ...
November 01, 2013 | Posted by : J Morris
The legal rights of unmarried cohabiting couples can be unclear, with many couples relying on the ‘myth’ of common law marriage - do you know what rights you would have if you and your partner went your separate ways? A poll by the family law group Resolution revealed that over half of respondents believed that cohabiting couples had the same rights as married couples if they decided to separate, but unfortunately this is not the case.
Steve Kirwan who is leading Resolutions work to reform the laws on cohabitation said: “Despite the myth that there is such a thing as ‘common law’ marriage – which hasn’t existed since 1753 – ...
October 30, 2013 | Posted by : J Morris
No matter how hard we try, sometimes marriage just doesn’t work out, and the decision to get divorced can be fraught with conflicting emotions, from relief to dread, anxiety to excitement. No matter your circumstances, there are certain fundamental elements to any separation, and understanding the basics of the process can help you to plan and budget for your divorce. Familiarising yourself with the main first steps of getting divorced might help you feel more in control, and less anxious about the future. Here are a few guidelines on how to get started:
Grounds for divorce: There is only one cause for divorce and ...