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Renewed calls for legal framework to protect cohabiting couples

Janine Hutson from Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team discusses the latest calls for a legal framework to protect cohabiting couples as the most recent census reveals the number…


Why do I need a will?

Rebecca Mitchell-Smith, a solicitor in our private client team, provides a quick guide to the importance of having an up-to-date will and outlines the process behind preparing one. A will…


The importance of a legally binding order to record your financial settlement on divorce

One of the biggest misconceptions of divorcing couples is that once their marriage has been dissolved and the final order pronounced, all matters are concluded. Even though you may no…


What alternatives are there to court in divorce?

Our divorce and family law team regularly deals with highly complex cases that arise following the breakdown of a marriage or relationship. This can often involve providing advice on how…


What should I expect in a remote Family Court hearing?

Since the coronavirus pandemic, the Family Court in England and Wales has adopted the use of remote court hearings. In this post, we look at how remote Family Court hearings…


What happens in child arrangements proceedings?

Associate solicitor Rebecca Patience and Legal Apprentice Grace McGarvey from Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team outline the general procedures when undertaking child arrangement proceedings for separating parents. When…


Common questions on divorce: Will I lose my legal rights regarding the family home if I move out?

As family lawyers, we are frequently contacted by individuals going through separation and divorce who are concerned that if they leave the family home it may have an impact on…


I’m divorced, can I take my children on holiday abroad?

With the summer holidays upon us, many families will be planning holidays abroad. For separated and divorced parents this can be a particularly difficult time of the year. Jenna Atkinson…


What are the options for dealing with pensions in a divorce?

In many divorce cases, the two largest assets are the family home and the parties’ pensions. Pension funds are a shareable asset which can be divided between you and your…


No-fault divorce law – The key changes

On April 6, 2022, the Divorce Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 commenced introducing the new no-fault divorce law. Jenna Atkinson and Hannah Pike from Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law…


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