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Divorce

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…

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…

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

Defective divorce petitions – Am I actually…

It’s been announced that a number of divorce petitions may be defective meaning people may not be officially divorced. Olivia Bailey, trainee solicitor in the family department of Harrison Drury,…

Changing my name after a divorce

Many people change their surname to match that of their partner when they enter a marriage or civil partnership. But how easy is it to change back? Olivia Bailey, trainee…

16/04/18

Why must my financial settlement be recorded?

Reaching an amicable financial settlement with your former spouse has many benefits. However, it is important to remember that these agreements still need to be recorded with the court. We…

29/03/18

What is an annulment?  

Some people who choose to annul their marriage rather than get a divorce. Rebecca Patience, family law solicitor at Harrison Drury looks at what annulment is and how you can…

09/03/18

‘New age traveller turned eco-millionaire’ case highlights…

Divorce can be a complicated process, so it’s no surprise that people don’t know they need to arrange a financial consent order at the end of the proceedings, especially if…

28/02/18

Five things you didn’t know about divorce…

There are often things that crop up during divorce that you might be unaware of. The family law team at Harrison Drury solicitors look at five things you possibly don’t…

14/02/18

We’re separating, what happens if we can’t…

Q: My partner and I are separating, we have two children, age 7 and 5. We can’t agree when they should spend time with each of us, what should we…

02/02/18

I had assets before we met, are…

A case heard by the Court of Appeal has left the law relating to financial disputes following divorce in a state of uncertainty. Rebecca Patience explores how the outcome of…

06/12/17

Are women losing out on pensions because…

New research suggests women face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. Rebecca Patience, from Harrison Drury’s family team, looks at how divorce can affect pension funds. A survey of…

09/11/17

My ex-partner and I can’t reach an…

When separating couples are unable to agree on arrangements for their children or finances, it may be necessary for the matter to be referred to the court for resolution. Since…

10/10/17

How could social media affect my divorce?

Social media has changed the way we meet, interact and fall in love. With social platforms having an increased presence in our lives, Janine Hutson looks at how it could…

25/05/17
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