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Family

Cohabitation vs Marriage: What are the legal…

Married couples have very different legal rights and obligations to couples who choose to live together without getting married. Janine Hutson, a solicitor in Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law…

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…

Four ways of protecting wealth for your…

Laura Brereton – a wills, inheritance and trusts expert in our Home & Family team – gives an introduction to protecting your wealth. While many people spend the early part…

What is a consent order and do…

Rebecca Patience, a solicitor in Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team, points out the value of careful consideration to the resolution of financial matters following separation.  One of the…

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

Charlotte Hurst

Trainee Solicitor

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

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

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
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