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Acting for both sides in family law

Acting for both sides during a divorce has always historically been avoided by most solicitors. Why? Well, when it comes to sorting out the finances, many solicitors feel that it is impossible to act in the best interests of both spouses.  However, a change may well be on the horizon. Resolution, a community of professionals ...

2022-01-17T13:05:58+00:00January 17th, 2022|Family law|

Predatory marriage – does the law need to change?

Predatory marriage has become a rising issue in recent years, presenting a new challenge for the law. Whilst there are safeguards in place and laws against coerced and forced marriage, the concept of predatory marriage is proving altogether trickier. Here we take a look at what predatory marriage is, and why the calls for a ...

2022-01-05T14:49:21+00:00January 5th, 2022|Family law|

The legal industry post Covid-19

Since the pandemic, the legal industry has faced significant changes and challenges. But as we begin to move past the immediate impact and into the aftermath, it’s time to start thinking about the longer-term. What will the legal industry look like post Covid-19? And how can law firms continue to adapt? Flexible working Flexible working ...

2021-12-07T11:29:07+00:00December 20th, 2021|Family law|

The damaging effect of coercive control

Coercive control can be very subtle and difficult to recognise, especially by the victims experiencing it.   In what was seen by many as a welcome decision, coercive control was made a criminal offence in 2015, meaning that the courts must now ‘prioritise consideration of whether a pattern of coercive and/or controlling behaviour is established over ...

2021-11-15T14:06:17+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Emotional Abuse, Family law|

How we’ve built a family law firm with clients at the centre

At Harrogate Family Law, our clients come first. Every piece of advice we give, and every action we take, has our clients interests firmly at the centre. Everything we do is geared toward making sure our clients get the outcome they deserve.  Choosing a solicitor to help you through difficult circumstances can feel overwhelming, whether ...

2021-10-04T15:10:27+01:00October 4th, 2021|Family law, News|

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|
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