Areas of Law / Divorce and Family

Every year, more than 100,000 marriages in England and Wales end in divorce.

Going through a divorce or separation can be one of the most stressful times of anyone’s life, not only does it affect the relationship itself, but can also affect your family and children, your home and your finances.

Family law, whether it be divorce, separation, gaining access to your children or problems with an ex-partner, will affect many people at some point in their lives. Finding the answers to your situation and knowing what your legal rights are can be daunting. Our free legal advice can help answer some of those questions and help you decide what is right – personally, legally and financially – for you and your family.

Our family law experts can help you with a wide range of free legal advice covering:

  • Child arrangements
  • Child maintenance
  • Civil partnerships
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Divorce, separation or dissolution
  • Financial settlements
  • Injunctions
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements

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Divorce and Family Questions

My husband divorced his first wife about 30 years ago. He put a block on the sale of the house he left his wife in, and she died last year. The house has now been sold, and my husband is supposed to be getting some money from it, but we’ve heard nothing more. What is he entitled to?

Two years ago my daughter married and she and her two children went to live in his house. He has now decided that married life is not for him, and wants to sell up. She has had conflicting advice about what she’s entitled to.

Our son had a relationship with a girl some years ago, which produced our only granddaughter, who is now seven. The couple split up, and our son has been paying maintenance. We now discover that the mother has married and is planning to emigrate. We thought our son’s consent would be required for his daughter to be taken abroad?

I was awarded a residence order for my children, but since then the father has been threatening me. The police have been involved, but unfortunately the prohibited steps order I obtained doesn’t include powers for his arrest. Where can I go from here?

Recently you said it was possible to get divorced for £550. How do you go about getting a financial settlement worked out if there’s a dispute over money?

About 12 years ago a relative married a widower with two young children. He has now asked her to leave. The house was in joint names so I assume she will be entitled to half its value, but I was wondering whether she would have a claim on the furniture, household effects and his high value pension fund?

We are getting divorced. I was paying maintenance for my children through the Child Support Agency, but when my wife took them to the Republic of Ireland last year the CSA decided they were outside their jurisdiction and closed the case. Will the English court issue an order for child maintenance if the mother and children continue to live outside the UK and I am unable to find out where they are?

I was married for 26 years. My husband left me three years ago for a woman with young children and last year they bought a house together. He says he has no money to help me, but while I spent last Christmas in a flat on income support he took the family to Florida for the fourth time.

I had an accident at work and received a substantial amount of money in compensation for my injuries. My wife and I are currently getting divorced. Will I have to share my injury compensation money with my wife?

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