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What is spousal maintenance and when does…

Hannah Pike, trainee solicitor from Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team, considers spousal maintenance on divorce. What is spousal maintenance? Spousal maintenance is a regular payment provided by one…

What to expect in divorce court: Financial…

Hannah Pike, trainee solicitor in Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team, discusses the Family Court procedure which is followed to resolve the financial and property issues arising from a…

How do I make our financial settlement…

When a married couple have separated amicably and have been able to resolve financial issues between them, it is still crucially important to have a legally binding agreement. Janine Hutson…

How are pensions shared in a divorce?

How pensions are shared between separating couples can be one of the most complex aspects of a financial settlement to resolve during divorce proceedings. Janine Hutson from Harrison Drury’s divorce…

An end to ‘blame’ in divorce set…

The Divorce, Separation and Dissolution Bill, has now become law. Jenna Atkinson from Harrison Drury’s family team outlines how the proposed changes to the legislation will help bring the divorce…

Pensions on divorce – new guide published

Family law solicitors across England and Wales have welcomed the new publication “A Guide to the Treatment of Pensions on Divorce.” The document, published by the Pension Advisory Group (PAG),…

No fault divorce – what will the…

Charlotte Hurst, trainee solicitor in our divorce and family law team, outlines the key changes to be introduced under no fault divorce reforms. Earlier this month the government published its…

Legal costs of divorce – who pays?

Janine Hutson from Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team offers guidance with regards to the payment of legal costs in divorce. The legal costs associated with a divorce or…

04/12/18

Will I receive a share of my…

Alex Walmsley, a trainee solicitor in Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team, looks at how pensions are dealt with when a couple divorce. Pensions can often be the most…

12/11/18

Do I need permission to take our…

Holidays can be a difficult and sensitive time for the families of couples who have recently separated. Many difficult emotions can be triggered, memories of previous happy family holidays, concerns…

04/10/18

Five steps to making a pre-nuptial agreement

Janine Hutson from Harrison Drury’s Divorce and family law team offers some guidance to couples considering a pre-nuptial agreement. There are many reasons why couples may want to get a…

27/09/18

Mediation in family law – Is it…

Janine Hutson from Harrison Drury’s Divorce and Family Law team looks at the issues around using mediation during separation and divorce. What is mediation? Put simply, mediation is a way…

25/09/18

Are millennials driving the increase in pre-nups?

Helen Maguire, associate solicitor in our Home and Family team looks at the causes behind the rise in pre-nuptial agreements and how the courts are interpreting them. While they may…

19/09/18

Are the rules of divorce changing?

Last month the Divorce Law Review Bill was introduced in the House of Lords by Baroness Butler-Sloss. Olivia Bailey of Harrison Drury’s family team looks at what could happen if…

30/08/18

Decision delivered in the case of Owens…

The Supreme Court has delivered its much-anticipated judgement in the case of Owens v Owens, a contested divorce case which has revived calls for no-fault divorce. Olivia Bailey, trainee solicitor…

30/07/18

Mills v Mills – Maintenance payments after…

It’s an interesting time in the field of family law. We recently discussed the case of Owens v Owens in the supreme court, and now we have seen the case…

26/07/18

Spousal maintenance payments – your FAQ’s

When you divorce or dissolve a civil partnership one of you may agree to pay regular spousal maintenance payments to your ex-partner. Rebecca Patience, family lawyer at Harrison Drury solicitors,…

27/06/18

What happened in the case of Owens…

Last week, the Supreme Court heard the appeal of Owens v Owens, a contested divorce case which has revived calls for no-fault divorce. Olivia Bailey, trainee solicitor in the family…

24/05/18
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