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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…


Can I make arrangements with my ex-partner to spend time with my child?

Jenna Atkinson, from Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team provides helpful guidance for parents seeking to have and maintain contact with their children after separation and divorce. Ending a…


What is probate? A quick and easy guide for executors

Claire Fendley, paralegal in our private client team, offers an introduction to the process involved when executors need to apply for a grant of probate and deal with the assets…


Will I receive a share of my spouse’s pension in our divorce settlement?

A pension can be one of the most significant financial assets to consider when negotiating the division of assets on divorce. Hannah Pike, a solicitor in Harrison Drury’s divorce and family…


Common questions on divorce: Who gets to keep the dog?

Rebecca Patience, a solicitor in Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team, explains how pet ownership is considered by the courts in England and Wales during divorce proceedings. Since the…


Capital Gains Tax on financial transfers in divorce: A much-needed change to the rules?

Janine Hutson from Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team explains recent recommendations to help reduce the unfairness of paying Capital Gains Tax on the transfer of assets between separating…


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