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July 2, 2020

Thousands of Muslim couples are thought to be taking part in Islamic wedding ceremonies each year in the UK without realising that their marriage may not be officially recognised under the law.

This can have serious consequences if they later wish to divorce because the...

June 29, 2020

The government has confirmed that no fault divorces will be available from autumn next year.

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill has finished its passage through the House of Commons but it will not come into effect immediately “because time needs to be allowed...

March 25, 2020

We are all going through an unprecedented situation which we understand will be a cause of worry and concern for many including our colleagues and our clients.

We have set out below some basic guidance on how you can deal with getting through this time. Our guidance is...

March 16, 2020

The health, safety and well-being of our clients, colleagues and staff is our top priority.

Therefore, our office will be temporarily closed from Monday 16 March 2020 until further notice due to the current health concerns with COVID-19 (coronavirus).

As part of this pre...

February 26, 2020

Court action is generally considered to be a last resort in divorce cases. It’s much better to reach an amicable agreement over how you should divide the marital assets and reach a financial settlement

If that proves difficult, your solicitor is likely to suggest that y...

February 14, 2020

Cards and flowers are lovely but for a truly memorable Valentine’s Day, couples should get the law on their side.

Ok, so the finer points of legal documents don’t rank high on the Romance Richter scale, but they can still play a surprisingly positive role in creating be...

January 30, 2020

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has issued guidance on how couples should deal with cross border divorce after the UK leaves the European Union.

It says that if your divorce is making its way through the courts in England or Wales at the time the UK leaves the EU then you...

January 23, 2020

The breakdown of your marriage is likely to be one of the most stressful events in your life.

Few people want to add to that stress by having to face the pressures of going to court during divorce proceedings. Thankfully, court can usually be avoided if both husband and...

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