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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.

Pension sharing during a divorce

Pension sharing during a divorce

Pensions are often seen as a bit of a mystery, with many people not realising their true value, but in reality, your pension is probably one of your most valuable assets. It is usually the second largest asset in the marriage after the matrimonial home.  During a divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership, the value of your pension assets will have to be taken into account as part of the financial settlement process.

Moving out of the marital home?  Your rights uncovered

Moving out of the marital home? Your rights uncovered

In this article we help to bust one of the most common family law myths, and provide advice on how to proceed if you wish to move out of the marital home.
Domestic Violence Support

Domestic Violence Support

A Terrible consequence of the social distancing measures introduced to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has been a rise in the number of cases of domestic violence and abuse. The National Domestic Abuse helpline has seen a 25% increase in calls and a 150% increase in visits to their website since the current situation began (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52157620). With the lockdown continuing for the foreseeable future, we sadly expect the number of domestic abuse cases to continue to grow during this time.

Top tips for marriage survival over the coming weeks

Top tips for marriage survival over the coming weeks

Couples may be facing a challenging time due to the unusual circumstances that have been thrust upon us as a result of the COVID-19.

Sharing custody during the Coronavirus pandemic – what are your rights?

Sharing custody during the Coronavirus pandemic – what are your rights?

Boris Johnson has announced what is, effectively, a three week lockdown of the UK; banning people from leaving their homes or meeting in groups of more than two people to ensure that social distancing measures are enforced, and the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is kept to a minimum.
Common law marriage - does it exist?

Common law marriage - does it exist?

Does common law marriage exist? The short answer is “no”, however, almost half of people in England and Wales mistakenly believe that unmarried couples who live together have a common law marriage and enjoy the same rights as couples that are legally married.

Dogs & Divorce: Is it a bone of contention?

Dogs & Divorce: Is it a bone of contention?

What do these ex-couples have in common – Cheryl & Ashley Cole, Liam Gallagher & Nicole Appleton, Ant McPartlin & Lisa Armstrong? Well, they have all argued over who should get the dog during their divorce.

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.
What to do when a summer break becomes a summer break up?

What to do when a summer break becomes a summer break up?

When it comes to holidays, most people look to forward to spending time with their loved ones. We all need time to recharge and "get away from it all".
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.

Consultation on Domestic Abuse

Consultation on Domestic Abuse

The government has launched a consultation on domestic abuse, seeking new laws and stronger powers to protect and support survivors.

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.
More legal aid support for victims of domestic violence

More legal aid support for victims of domestic violence

The Ministry of Justice has announced that victims of domestic violence will get more support in taking abusive former partners to court.

Home secretary must establish marriage of convenience

In an interesting twist on an old movie script, a recent Supreme Court ruling found that for a removal order to be issued against an EU individual on the ground that she had abused her right of residence in the UK by attempting to enter into a marriage of convenience with a non-EU national, it was for the home secretary to establish that it would have been a marriage of convenience rather than for the individual to establish that the relationship was a genuine and lasting one.

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.

Adoption of children in care to be an increased priority

Adoption of children in care to be an increased priority

A proposed new law will make “life-long stability” a priority for children in care and will mean that courts and councils always pursue adoption when it’s in a child’s interest.
Divorce and Children

Divorce and Children

We've developed a helpful guide that will highlight how some processes will work with regard to your children and your divorce, and what the law states.

Financial Issues in Divorce

Financial Issues in Divorce

We have developed a a guide on Financial Issues in Divorce providing you with insight in to financial agreements, financial support for children, considerations for agreeing on a financial settlement and various tips.

Divorce and Separation

Divorce and Separation

Family Law: Divorce - The Banner Jones Process.

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.

Lasting Power of Attorney – The Facts

Lasting Power of Attorney – The Facts

We all know that we should write a Will, but too few of us know about and recognise the need for something called a Lasting Power of Attorney or LPA.