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Taking a Positive Approach to Divorce

December 30, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

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 ...

Dissolution of Civil Partnerships in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

December 01, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

Dissolution is the term for divorce for couples in a civil partnership and generally follows the same processes and rules. There are a range of options available according to your financial and personal situation and as with any separation, your case will be as simple or as complicated as you make it! At Frances Lindsay & Co we handle civil partnership dissolution, mediation, arbitration, and collaborative family law, all of which are arranged with fixed legal fees so that you know exactly what you need to pay at each stage of your separation. If you’re ready to enter into the legal process of

We’re getting divorced – so who gets the house?

November 05, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

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 ...

The Myth of ‘Common Law Marriage’ – Know Your Legal Rights

November 01, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

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 – ...

The First Steps of Getting Divorced

October 30, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

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 ...


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