Category: Family Law

Why You Shouldn’t Write Your Own Will

Why You Shouldn’t Write Your Own Will

There are many options for people across the UK to take, in order to help with the creation of their will, and a good will writing service is certainly one of the best and...

Family Justice Council Releases Guide for Litigants in Person

Family Justice Council Releases Guide for Litigants in Person

Cuts to legal aid provision have led to an increasing number of people appearing as litigants in person, especially in the family courts and most particularly in divorce cases. The Family Justice Council have...

Family Law Reforms From the Queens Speech

Family Law Reforms From the Queens Speech

The recent Queen’s Speech contained a number of key family law reforms for various areas of the law. In particular, the speech unveiled a set of proposals aimed at reforming family law. The biggest...

How have the changes to family law fared?

This April marked the very first anniversary of the changes to the family justice system and it was classed as the start of a cultural revolution. There are still a large number of family...

Financial arrangements on Divorce by Ashley Wilson Family Law Solicitors

Financial arrangements on Divorce by Ashley Wilson Family Law Solicitors

Financial arrangements on Divorce by Ashley Wilson Solicitors, for more information about their family law solicitors in London click here]

Divorce survey reveals challenges of trying to play Santa at Christmas

Divorce survey reveals challenges of trying to play Santa at Christmas

42% of newly separated parents cannot remain on speaking terms to make arrangements Dads feel greater need to compete for kids’ affections than mums after divorce or separation 30% worry about the influence of...

Pre-Nups to Become Fully Binding?

Pre-Nups to Become Fully Binding?

In the latest family law news, couples are have been told by the Law Commission that pre-nuptial agreements should be legally binding in UK divorce settlements – as long as the needs of any children...

Family Lawyers and clients face new challenges in 2014

Family Lawyers and clients face new challenges in 2014

Radical reforms to family law services in 2014 mean fresh challenges for family solicitors and numerous difficulties for parents and couples. Family lawyers have already had to cope with huge changes in 2013, including...

With this week being Family Dispute Resolution Week our Family Team explain how an arbitrator is a faster, flexible way for solution to family matters

With this week being Family Dispute Resolution Week our Family Team explain how an arbitrator is a faster, flexible way for solution to family matters

Written by Anna Baptist – Senior Partner and Head of Family Law at Longmores Solicitors If you are struggling to come to terms with an acrimonious marriage breakdown, the prospect of going to court...

Historical Tensions between the Family and Chancery Division over Property

Historical Tensions between the Family and Chancery Division over Property

Read Julia Beer’s article Prest and Beyond below. Julia is a chancery barrister at Ten Old Square, an award-winning specialist set of Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn.  

Do Children Deserve Legal Representation in Family Court Hearings?

Do Children Deserve Legal Representation in Family Court Hearings?

  http://childrenandfamiliesbill.wordpress.com/   Any person accused of a crime requires professional legal representation in order that their best interests can properly be served. I suspect few would disagree with this fundamental principle. Even a...

Alan Beith MP on Shared Parenting and the Children & Families Bill

Alan Beith MP on Shared Parenting and the Children & Families Bill

  http://childrenandfamiliesbill.wordpress.com/   Alan Beith MP wrote to Mr Cameron to express his objections to Shared Parenting legislation: http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2012/jul/18/family-law-confusion-lib-dem Mr Beith’s opposition to Shared Parenting legislation is, perhaps, best viewed in some historical and...

Baroness Butler-Sloss on Shared Parenting

  Children and Families Bill   Retired President of the Family Division, Baroness Butler-Sloss has expressed her strong objections to Shared Parenting legislation: http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/370559/No-50-50-sharing-of-children-in-new-divorce-law-says-top-judge The Baroness said: “I’ve heard one father who went into court...

Shared Parenting – the psychological and sociological evidence…

Shared Parenting – the psychological and sociological evidence…

  Children and Families Bill    There now exists a plethora of scientific psychological and sociological evidence and research – some of which is Government-commissioned – in favour of ‘Shared Parenting’.  It plainly demonstrates the emotional, developmental...

Children & Families Bill, Shared Parenting & Martin Luther King Jr

Children & Families Bill, Shared Parenting & Martin Luther King Jr

  Children and Families Bill   I’ve just been fiddling with my SatNav. I zoomed right out and managed to get the whole of Western Europe on the small screen, although this wasn’t particularly...

Children’s Commissioner on the Children and Families Bill

Children’s Commissioner on the Children and Families Bill

  Children and Families Bill   The views of the Children’s Commissioner on Shared Parenting and on the Children & Families Bill can be found here: http://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/content/publications/content_651 Important extracts from this report include:  “The UK...