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 partner has lived with me for four years but is not divorced from his wife. They reached agreement about their house, car and furniture, and my partner received an £8,000 settlement. His mother has died recently; will his wife be entitled to any of his inheritance?

When I was divorced 20 years ago my ex-wife was allowed to stay on in the house as long as she paid the mortgage instalments. I reached 65 recently and assumed the mortgage would have been paid off by now, but I discover that she has only been paying the interest. Are they allowed to continue this arrangement?

My father left my mother over a year ago and has disappeared without trace. The house is in his name only. Could he sell it without my mother’s consent, or could he leave the house in his will to someone outside the family? If my father doesn’t reappear, will my mother ever be able to sell the house?

I’ve been separated from my wife for more than six years. I’m told that for £550 I can arrange my own divorce without consulting my wife by filling in a form. How do you go about this?

My daughter is marrying an Australian over here this summer. Because of the distance and cost involved, not many members of his family will be able to attend the wedding. They wonder if the couple can have two weddings – one in this country and one in Australia. Is this possible?

I’m divorced, and as part of the financial settlement my husband was allocated 25% of the house and a charge has been registered against the property to reflect this. This is due to come into effect on my death; but what would happen if my ex-husband died before me?

After a three-year battle to get my share of the marital assets from my divorce my wife was finally forced to sell the former matrimonial home. We agreed what percentage each of us was to receive, but it took nearly two months for the cheque to arrive from my wife’s solicitor. I’m told the delay was the result of a dispute over my wife’s bill.

Is there a cut-off point beyond which you no longer have to pay child maintenance? My daughter is 21, has completed her degree and is threatening to take her father to court because he doesn’t want to pay another year while she does a master’s degree.

My son divorced after a marriage lasting only a year. He still has contact with his daughters, but finds that they are known locally by his ex-wife’s maiden name and have been enrolled at the infant school in her name too. There has been no court application about this. Is there anything he can do?

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