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Being single after divorce: our top tips

Being single after a marriage or long-term relationship can seem like a daunting prospect.  To go from sharing your life with another person, to being on your own, is a big adjustment. It can take some getting used to. Here at Harrogate family law, we’re always trying to help our clients look to the future. ...

2021-09-19T08:36:41+01:00September 20th, 2021|Divorce, Family law|

5 myths about family solicitors

Family solicitors have had their fair share of attention in the world of Hollywood and television dramas. And while many of us enjoy a dramatic court-room scene on our TV screens, they’ve done nothing to correct the preconceptions about the profession that are already in existence.   In this week’s blog, we’re bringing things back to ...

2021-09-16T14:35:43+01:00September 14th, 2021|Divorce and money, Family law|

Is there such a thing as a wasted application to court?

Family court has faced an unprecedented increase in workload since the beginning of the pandemic, and legal professionals are beginning to feel the strain. HHJ Wildblood explained the Bristol Family Court court has had 1.5 times the number of outstanding private law cases since January. Now, more than ever, clients need to do all they ...

2021-08-26T08:22:25+01:00August 30th, 2021|News|

False allegations during family law proceedings

According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, 2.3 million adults aged between 16 - 24 years, are estimated to have experienced domestic abuse between March 2019 and March 2020. This is a shocking statistic.  Looking at this from a family law perspective, it’s really important that victims aren’t discouraged from coming forward. But ...

2021-08-23T14:58:21+01:00August 23rd, 2021|Family law|

Common law spouse – why there’s no such thing and what you need to know

According to a survey carried out by The Office of National Statistics, two-thirds of cohabiting couples were under the impression that ‘common law marriage’ exists. They believed that if their relationship came to an end, the financial considerations would be dealt with in the same way as those of a married couple. However, that’s not ...

2021-08-18T09:29:08+01:00August 18th, 2021|News|

5 signs you’re suffering from narcissistic abuse

It’s not always easy to spot the signs of a narcissistic relationship. That’s because being with a narcissistic partner can distort your sense of reality, making it difficult to recognise the abuse. The behaviour isn’t always obvious, and the impact it has can be very subtle, leaving you unsure of what’s acceptable and what isn’t.  ...

2021-08-06T13:24:06+01:00August 9th, 2021|Narcissist Divorce|

Living together during a divorce – what you need to know

You’ve come to the conclusion that your relationship isn’t working and decided to divorce. For some couples the obvious path is to live separately until matters are finalised. But for some, things aren’t that simple.  Whether the reasons are financial, practical or even tactical, living together during a divorce is a reality for some couples.  ...

2021-07-30T09:17:38+01:00August 2nd, 2021|Divorce|

Domestic abuse understood

Over recent months, the law has made some positive changes in respect of domestic violence, and how the issue is dealt with by the court. One of the biggest problems to overcome is the fact that domestic violence is surrounded by a good number of preconceptions. Historically, this has made it difficult for victims to ...

2021-07-26T08:23:48+01:00July 26th, 2021|Domestic abuse|

Divorcing a narcissist when children are involved

Living with a narcissist is emotionally exhausting. So once you’ve made the decision that you’re ready for a divorce, the prospect of what lies ahead can be both stressful and difficult. This is even more so if there are children involved.  This week, we’re taking a look at how you can navigate your divorce from ...

2021-07-19T10:03:56+01:00July 19th, 2021|Divorce, Narcissist Divorce|
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