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Family

Planning Ahead for Later Life – your…

Harrison Drury, Brewin Dolphin, The Good Care Group and Home Instead (South Lakes) have partnered to deliver a free seminar providing information on Planning Ahead for Later Life. Presenters from…

Professional Deputyship Services

We act as professional deputy for those suffering from a range of capacity limiting conditions. We manage the property and daily financial affairs to allow families to get back to…

Am I legally a father? An update…

Last year Harrison Drury explored an IVF case where a paperwork error meant a father had not been legally recognised. Olivia Bailey, trainee solicitor in the family department at Harrison…

21/05/18

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 are the new changes to child…

Family lawyer Rebecca Patience examines recent government plans to make changes to the law surrounding child maintenance. Earlier this month, the government announced plans to remove a legal loophole that…

20/11/17

We’re undergoing IVF treatment: Am I legally…

Rebecca Patience, trainee solicitor in the family department at Harrison Drury, examines a recent case in which a paperwork error meant the father wasn’t recognised as a legal parent. The…

17/05/17

How will Brexit affect family law?

Rebecca Patience from Harrison Drury’s Home and Family team looks at some of the possible scenarios for how divorce and family matters will be dealt with when Britain formally exits…

05/05/17

Do I need a cohabitation agreement?

Q. I am in the process of buying a property, which will be purchased in my sole name as I am providing the deposit. If my partner and I live…

13/02/17

How to arrange contact with your children…

While Christmas is one of the most enjoyable times of the year for many, it can often be a difficult time for divorced and separated families. Agreeing arrangements to spend…

28/11/16

Do I need my ex-husband’s consent to…

Q: I want to move to Singapore with my husband and my children from my previous marriage. My ex-husband is refusing to agree to this as he spends time with…

28/07/16

Top tips for making holiday arrangements for…

Holidays can be a source of tension for separated parents, especially if they have not been able to make arrangements for their children by mutual agreement. Making arrangements for the…

12/10/15

Can I change my child’s surname?

Q: Following the breakdown of my marriage, I want to revert back to using my maiden name but also want to preserve a connection to my child. Can I change…

28/09/15

I’m separated: Can I change my will…

My wife and I have recently separated. I know that she intends to issue divorce proceedings shortly so I want to change my will to ensure that my wife doesn’t…

10/09/15

How will the Tory election win affect…

Although it remains to be seen whether some, or all, of the pledges made by the Conservative party before the recent general election come to fruition, here family law expert…

Can my husband sell our former matrimonial…

Q. My husband and I have been married for 23 years and have two grown up children together. We separated in 2014 and my husband has now moved to Bahrain…

15/05/15

Can my former wife move abroad and…

My former wife and I divorced in 2013. We have two children together, aged eight and six. My former spouse has now told me that she plans to move to…

27/04/15

What are the court proceedings for child…

Q. My former partner and I separated four months ago and since then we have not been able to agree on child access arrangements for me to see my son,…

02/03/15

Can my former spouse force me to…

Q. My husband and I have decided to divorce after 15 years of marriage. We have two children aged ten and seven who will live with me but will regularly…

19/01/15
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