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Corona-virus Message – Important Message for all new and existing clients

  Most of our clients and staff are understandably nervous about the effects of the Coronavirus on our daily lives. Our desire to continue to provide great service to our clients is tempered by the need to keep our clients and our staff safe. Our response and approach to rapidly unfolding events is as follows: Our offices are now effectively closed with most staff working remotely. We are currently operating a skeleton staff within the...
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How long does a divorce take?

Divorces and their individual ramifications are as distinct and unique as the marriages and legal unions they were designed to dissolve. Each partnership will have different circumstances to take into account, including children and other dependents, financial commitments, assets and savings, pre-nuptial agreements and many, many emotional and practical decisions to be made. From start to finish When asking the question, how long does a divorce take from start to finish, it is important to...
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How to Keep in Contact With Children After Divorce

When parents split up, there are countless decisions to be made about future arrangements for their children. Chief amongst which is where the child will live, and with whom. Depending on the child’s age and capacity for understanding the consequences of making decisions like this, the child can have a say in what happens to them, and all decisions taken must be in their best interests. This leads on to the tricky area of having...
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How Are Assets Divided in a UK Divorce? Is a Divorce splitting your assets UK?

How are assets divided in a divorce? Going through a divorce is a difficult time when many decisions have to be made. There are normally multiple issues around children, finances and property that are difficult to resolve and require lengthy negotiations before a mutual agreement can be reached. While there are several aspects of divorce that are common to most, if not all cases, each divorce will be slightly different and will require careful handling...
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What am I Entitled To In a Divorce Settlement?

Divorce Settlement  When a couple gets divorced there are many important issues to resolve, from where the children are going to live and with whom to how any financial assets from the marriage will be divided up. It is always best to try and come to an amicable agreement with your former partner, however, this cannot always be possible. A divorce solicitor or mediator can help separating couples agree on how best to reach a...
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