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  • Family Law Advice – Getting a Divorce September 23, 2017
    When family life becomes complicated, a family law solicitor can inform you of your rights and help you achieve the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones. Do you need legal advice? Our Find a Solicitor website can help you. Search through our easy to use database of over 140,000 legal professionals and […]
  • Providing Family Law Advice – Melanie’s Story September 23, 2017
    Family law solicitor Melanie Webb advises clients at difficult and stressful times in their lives. Melanie talks us through her daily job and why the advice she gives to clients is so important. Do you need legal advice? Visit www.lawsociety.org.uk/here-to-help for more information or to search for a solicitor near you using our database of […]
  • Collaborative Divorce – Melanie Webb September 22, 2017
    Why consider a collaborative approach when divorcing? Family law solicitor Melanie Webb talks us through the benefits to the collaborative divorce process. Do you need legal advice? Visit www.lawsociety.org.uk/here-to-help for more information or to search for a solicitor near you using our database of over 150,000 legal professionals. source
  • How can a Solicitor Help With a Relationship Breakdown? September 22, 2017
    Divorce can be an upsetting and stressful experience. A solicitor will guide you through the process and help you find the best outcome for you and your family. Do you need legal advice? Visit www.lawsociety.org.uk/here-to-help for more information or to search for a solicitor near you using our database of over 150,000 legal professionals. source
  • A Guide to the Divorce Process September 21, 2017
    Deciding to divorce is a difficult choice which can turn your world upside down. In this scenario the family law solicitor is a mediator and so talks to both members of the couple to help you to find a solution that works for you and your family. Do you need legal advice? Visit www.lawsociety.org.uk/here-to-help for […]
  • Seeking Criminal Law Advice – Ruth Peters September 21, 2017
    If you've been accused of a crime, speak to a criminal law solicitor for expert advice - they can make sure your rights are protected and you receive a fair hearing. Do you need legal advice? Visit www.lawsociety.org.uk/here-to-help for more information or to search for a solicitor near you using our database of over 150,000 […]
  • Advising on divorce September 21, 2017
    Divorce can be a complicated and stressful process and it's easy to get overwhelmed. A specialist solicitor will provide you with guidance and support to help you reach the best outcome for you and your family. In this video, family law solicitors discuss issues they often see in divorce and how they can advise their […]
  • Advising on Criminal Law – Ruth’s Story September 20, 2017
    Ruth Peters knew she wanted to be a solicitor from a young age. Ruth now specialises in criminal law, ensuring that her clients get a fair trial and their right's are protected. Ruth speaks to us about her daily job and the satisfaction she gets from working with her clients. Do you need legal advice? […]
  • How a solicitor can help your family September 20, 2017
    When you're facing family-related legal issues, your solicitor will provide the right advice to help you move to where you need to be in your life. In this video, family law solicitors explain how the advice they provide benefits their clients. Do you need legal advice? Visit www.lawsociety.org.uk/here-to-help for more information or to search for […]
  • How Can a Solicitor Help When You’re Being Investigated? September 20, 2017
    Being investigated for a criminal offence can be an overwhelming and unfamiliar situation. An expert criminal law solicitor will support you through the process, ensure your rights are protected and explain what might happen with your case now and in the future. Do you need legal advice? Visit www.lawsociety.org.uk/here-to-help for more information or to search […]
  • What a family law solicitor can do for you September 19, 2017
    When you're facing family-related legal issues, a specialist solicitor will provide you with both legal and practical advice to protect yourself, your family and your children. In this video, family law solicitors discuss the different ways they can help clients facing a range of legal issues. Do you need legal advice? Visit www.lawsociety.org.uk/here-to-help for more […]
  • Criminal Law – Matthew’s Story September 19, 2017
    Criminal law solicitor Matthew first realised he wanted to follow a career in law after volunteering at a Citizen's Advice Bureau, diagnosing problems and giving advice. In this video, Matthew talks to us about his career as a criminal law solicitor and what helping his clients means to him. Do you need legal advice? Visit […]
  • Cross examination of alleged victims of abuse in family cases – Family Law September 16, 2017
    The matter came before the family court when directions were given by a Deputy District Judge with specific reference to Practice Direction 12J Child Arrangements And Contact Orders: Domestic Violence And Harm, requiring the father, who had throughout been unrepresented, to write down any questions that he wished to put to the mother, so that […]
  • How much do you ‘need’ on divorce? September 16, 2017
    Family Justice Reformed (second edition: June 2017) contains detailed commentary on the Single Family Court and the Children and Families Act 2014, Pts 1 and 2 (which deal with family justice), including clear and comprehensive guidance on the underlying procedural regime and the rationale for the reforms. Nicola Hogg reviews the recent case of FF […]
  • Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna Reach Custody Agreement Over Baby Dream September 16, 2017
    Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's have reached a private agreement over custody of their 10-month-old daughter Dream Kardashian, while the Lashed salon owner will no longer pursue a domestic violence case against her ex...for now. The two had split earlier this year after a one-year relationship. In July, Rob posted on Instagram a slew of naked pics of Chyna and a video […]
  • European Court of Justice to rule on legality of Sharia divorce September 16, 2017
    On Thursday this week, Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe, advocate general at the European Court of Justice, issued an opinion saying that a divorce under Sharia law should not be recognized. The Munich lawyer Stephan Lorenz calls this "madness" as he believes that it prevents the possibility of analyzing its validity in individual cases. The ECJ judgment […]
  • Ex-wife’s bid to increase £3.5m divorce payout is thrown out and this is why September 16, 2017
    The law firm representing a former air hostess has voiced its “disappointment” after judges rejected her bid to up a £3.5 million divorce payout to £5 million. Divorce lawyers at Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth say the Court of Appeal decision “leaves the law in a state of flux”. Karen Hart, from Sutton Coldfield, believed she […]
  • Missing The Kids When They’re With The Ex? September 16, 2017
    If you are missing the kids when they’re with the ex, you are not alone. It is an empty, sad, lonely and scary feeling for most newly separated men and women. Fortunately, I do think being apart from the kids gets much easier over time, and single parents eventually learn how to cope and actually […]
  • The elusive concept of fairness in divorce – Family Law September 16, 2017
    Ironically, despite its age, the 1973 Act provides common sense factors, which the court must take into account when deciding a fair outcome. These include: The welfare of any minor children of the family. The income, earning capacity, property and other financial resources which each spouse has – or is likely to have – in […]
  • The landscape for child disputes post-Brexit September 16, 2017
    Current  framework The paper reminds us of existing EU law governing the different legal systems in cross-border children situations. The most familiar to children practitioners will be the Brussels IIa Regulation (2201/2003) which includes jurisdictional rules concerning parental responsibility and the recognition and enforcement of judgments. There are also EU instruments governing the recognition and […]