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    Divorce & Family Law

    Delay to no-fault divorce law

    Janine Hutson from Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team provides an update on the status of the anticipated changes to divorce laws, which allow for no-fault divorce. The government…

    What happens to the family farm in…

    Hannah Pike, a trainee solicitor in Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team, considers some of the difficulties that can arise when dealing with a family farm upon divorce. A…

    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…

    Parental responsibility when travelling abroad

    Charlotte Hurst, a trainee solicitor in Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team, offers guidance for parents travelling abroad with children this summer. Travelling with children when you’re divorced or…

    What is spousal maintenance and when does…

    Spousal maintenance is a payment provided to one former spouse from another following divorce, usually on monthly basis. The purpose is to aid the financially weaker party with the transition…

    Jenna Atkinson

    Associate Solicitor

    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…

    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…

    What is parental alienation and how can…

    Rebecca Patience, a solicitor in Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team, outlines how to identify parental alienation during separation and divorce, and what can be done to address it.…

    Separated parents – making arrangements for Christmas

    Janine Hutson from Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team offers guidance to separated and divorced parents about managing arrangements for children over the Christmas period. While Christmas is one…

    Government announce change in law for civil…

    All couples in England and Wales will now have the choice between entering into either a civil partnership or a marriage, the Government has announced today. Harrison Drury’s family team…

    Will my lasting power of attorney keep…

    Retired court of protection judge, Denzil Lush, has said that he wouldn’t draw up a lasting power of attorney (LPA) and he would prefer to rely on a court appointed…

    IVF consent form errors: Have you been…

    Administration errors on consent forms for IVF treatment have led to a number of cases where the father, or second parent, is not legally recognised as a parent. Family solicitor…

    How to talk to parents about Lasting…

    Many older people value their independence and see making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) as giving up their autonomy to some extent, so it can often be difficult to…

    Which joint property ownership option should we…

    Deciding how to share ownership of your home should be a carefully thought out decision, especially as it can help protect your financial security in the future. With different ownership…

    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,…

    The Cohabitation Rights Bill – what does…

    As family lawyers we are often asked about the rights and entitlements of separating couples who are cohabiting and unmarried. Many unmarried couples who live together assume that after a…

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