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No fault divorce- what are the changes?

No fault divorce- what are the changes?

You may well have heard in the news that the government are reforming the divorce process to introduce the so called ‘no fault divorce’ . This shall remove the element of fault and blame from the current divorce process and it is hoped that this will assist separating couples, making the court process less fraught and upsetting.

Mistakes to avoid when negotiating a separation agreement

Mistakes to avoid when negotiating a separation agreement

If you have decided to separate from your partner, there are certain practicalities that you will need to work out together.  This can be done through a separation agreement.

Do grandparents have a right to contact with their grandchildren?

Do grandparents have a right to contact with their grandchildren?

 

When a couple makes the decision to divorce, the breakdown of the relationship can have far-reaching consequences. Unfortunately, grandparents of any children of the relationship can suffer and even be prevented from seeing their grandchildren as often as they would like. However, there are certain actions grandparents can take to secure their relationship with their beloved grandchildren and in this article, we look at some of the solutions to a very sensitive legal problem.

What happens to business assets during a divorce?

What happens to business assets during a divorce?

We know that divorce is not easy for anyone, but it can become even more complex when there are business assets involved.

Divorce & Separation advice: what to do now

Divorce & Separation advice: what to do now

We help with all aspects of Family Law and especially divorce cases. Kelly Parks, Head of our Family Law team offers advice on what to do next.

Everything you need to know about no fault divorce

Everything you need to know about no fault divorce

This guide explains the no fault divorce process and covers the key points that anyone considering, or in the process of, a divorce should understand.

Tips for Surviving the festive season and beyond when separated

Tips for Surviving the festive season and beyond when separated

We know that going through a divorce or separation can be stressful at the best of times, but over the festive season emotions can run very high, especially when there are children involved.

Child vaccinations and what happens when the parents disagree

Child vaccinations and what happens when the parents disagree

All child vaccinations in the UK are voluntary and therefore parental consent must be given prior to the vaccination.
Dogs & Divorce- a bone of contention?

Dogs & Divorce- a bone of contention?

Over the last few years, there have been a spattering of cases in the media where separating couples have disclosed that they have spent thousands of pounds arguing over who should get the dog.

Online divorce advice - the pros and cons

Online divorce advice - the pros and cons

We know that the speed and convenience of online divorce is appealing. This article explains when it is appropriate and when it is not.

The Future of Divorce

The Future of Divorce

It has recently been announced that couples in England and Wales will eventually be able to file for a ‘no fault’ divorce, meaning that couples who simply grow apart, no longer have to find ‘blame’ to bring the marriage to an end. It is thought that this reform in divorce law will help to reduce family conflict and, in some cases, could speed up divorce proceedings. With these changes, alongside the introduction of the Ministry of Justice online divorce platform it is thought that divorce will become much quicker and easier for many couples in the future.

Understanding Cohabitation

Understanding Cohabitation

Cohabitation is the name given to unmarried couples living together. Whether you have previously been married, or are living with your first ‘partner’, you are called cohabitees. But what does this actually mean in practice, and what are your legal rights if anything were to happen to the relationship, or to either of you?

Reforming the Divorce Laws

Reforming the Divorce Laws

Couples wishing to divorce will soon benefit from a less confrontational process, under proposals announced by the Justice Secretary David Gauke.
Are Pre-Nups Binding?

Are Pre-Nups Binding?

Just how binding are Pre-nuptial Agreements in the British Courts? Well a recent ruling of the High Court on a French ‘pre-nuptial agreement’ pretty much spells it out.

How Social Media Can Fuel A Divorce

How Social Media Can Fuel A Divorce

Long gone are the days of hiring a private investigator to prove a cheating spouse. Nowadays evidence of a partner's infidelity might be found online.
Court departs from the ‘sharing principle’ in a divorce settlement

Court departs from the ‘sharing principle’ in a divorce settlement

In a ruling in the June of 2017, the courts followed an increasing trend for financial settlements of divorcing couples to reflect more accurately the contributions that each partner made to the marriage.

Why children come first in a divorce

Why children come first in a divorce

During a break up, being fair and civilised to each other is often the best you can hope for, but when there are children involved emotions need to be set aside.

Practical Advice - Taking Children Abroad After Separation

Practical Advice - Taking Children Abroad After Separation

Planning ahead is important for most family holidays, but if you are looking to take your children abroad and you have separated or divorced, then the sooner you prepare this, the better.

Court reform gives stronger protection for victims and witnesses

Court reform gives stronger protection for victims and witnesses

Vulnerable victims and witnesses will no longer have to appear in court under new plans to roll out pre-trial evidence sessions.

Children & Separation Guide

Children & Separation Guide

Getting through a divorce or separation is hard at the best of times but is often even harder when there are children involved in the relationship. Use our helpful guide for tips on explaining the situation to the children.

Divorce Survival Tips

Divorce Survival Tips

We’ve enlisted the help of some local relationship counsellors in Sheffield to provide you with some survival advice to help get you through a divorce.

The True Cost of Divorce in Retirement

The True Cost of Divorce in Retirement

The financial effects of divorce last much longer than the initial cost of the break up.

Ashgate Hospicecare 'Make a Will Month' gets Underway

Ashgate Hospicecare 'Make a Will Month' gets Underway

As a regular supporter of Ashgate Hospicecare, Banner Jones are delighted to be supporting this years ‘Make a Will Month’ campaign.