Family Law

  • ​Who do the kids live with if we separate?

    ​Who do the kids live with if we separate?

    Making the decision to separate can seem overwhelming, especially when you have to consider your children. If you’re struggling to plan their living arrangements, there are options to help you come to a resolution.

  • What are the laws for cohabitees?

    What are the laws for cohabitees?

    Couples are ‘cohabiting’ if they live together and own a home jointly but are not married. If you and your partner have separated and are no longer cohabiting, we’ve explained all you need to know about the laws and your rights.

  • Divorce law modernisation from spring 2022

    Divorce law modernisation from spring 2022

    The divorce laws in England and Wales are due to be transformed in spring 2022 to allow for ‘no fault’ divorces – the biggest change in almost 50 years.

  • If the house isn’t in your name, do you still have rights to it?

    If the house isn’t in your name, do you still have rights to it?

    If you’re married, the family home is viewed by the Court as a special asset that is central to the marriage. This means that there must be a good reason (as set out in categories within the main divorce legislation) as to why the family home should not be divided equally when you divorce.

  • What is non-matrimonial property?

    What is non-matrimonial property?

    Non-matrimonial money or property are defined as assets acquired outside a marriage. This can include gifts, inheritance or assets never mingled with matrimonial property or money in any way.

  • Latest figures and trends for divorce revealed by ONS

    Latest figures and trends for divorce revealed by ONS

    The Office for National Statistics has published the latest figures and trends for divorce in England and Wales. In 2019, the divorce rate increased by 18.4% – although it is thought that some of this increase relates to a backlog of work… Read More

  • ‘No fault’ divorces set for autumn 2021

    ‘No fault’ divorces set for autumn 2021

    The ‘no fault’ divorce bill (officially the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill) has now passed successfully through Parliament and awaits Royal Assent.  Once the bill has received Royal Assent, the first applications for ‘no… Read More