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Divorce & Family Law

Will my spouse be required to disclose…

My marriage has ended and my husband has moved out of our matrimonial home. I am very concerned about my financial future. My husband works full time and earns a…

How are child arrangements made when a…

Q. I am separating from my husband and we have two children together who are aged eight and five. What orders can the court make in relation to our children?…

Meet Harrison Drury’s family law team

Harrison Drury has significantly expanded its divorce and family law offering in recent months following a number of key appointments. Damian Baron joined the firm as a partner and head…

Harrison Drury boosts family law team

Harrison Drury has further expanded its family law team with the appointment of Janine Hutson. Janine specialises in advising clients on the division of assets as part of a divorce…

Damian Baron joins Harrison Drury as family…

Harrison Drury has appointed experienced family lawyer Damian Baron as a partner. He will head up the family law team at Harrison Drury’s Preston office in Chapel Street after joining…

Harrison Drury appoints Shena Baron to family…

Harrison Drury has appointed Shena Baron to head up its family law team. The legal executive, who has almost 20 years’ experience in family law, joins Harrison Drury from Napthens…

Are we to see new rights for…

Two years ago I wrote about plans being discussed to introduce legislation that would give cohabiting couples who break up similar rights to married couples. The plans have still not…

Troubled Marriage? New Year, New Start?

The New Year is a very busy time, and although it is usually a time for family and celebration, it can also be very stressful for relationships under strain. Often…

Mediation is key for separated parents

At a recent speech to the charity Families Need Fathers, Sir Nicholas Wall, President of the Family Division of the High Court warned that separated parents can cause enormous harm…

Tips for separated families during school summer…

With the school summer holidays fast approaching, there is the potential for this to be a minefield for separated families, with children being caught in the crossfire between warring parents.…

No fault divorce: lawyers demand reform

At its National Conference on March 21 in Bristol, Resolution, the organisation representing Family Lawyers called on the Government to take the blame out of divorce and separation by introducing…

Poll Watch

A new study commissioned by a leading London firm to mark the 20th anniversary of the Children Act 1989, has found that large numbers of parents refused to deal with…

Landmark Victory over Pre-nuptial Agreement

A ruling earlier this month by the Court of Appeal has held that Family Courts should take account of pre-nuptial agreements when dividing assets following the breakdown of a marriage.…

‘Common law marriage’ – a Myth

A Look at the Injustices of Cohabitation Law: Attempts to modernise Family Law on cohabitation Common Law Marriage are being backed by Resolution, an organisation of 5,000 lawyers who believe in…

Financial settlement of divorce – Impact of…

The credit crunch is affecting the complexity and length of time it takes to conclude the financial settlement of divorce. In my experience, there are an increasing number of cases…

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