Same sex couples who marry will now enjoy the same pension benefits on death as heterosexual married couples following a landmark ruling at the Supreme Court this month which resulted in immediate changes to the law.
Harrogate Family Law has appointed North Yorkshire family lawyer Carol Jessop as partner.
Carol sits on the national Standards Committee for the family law body Resolution and is accredited by the organisation as a specialist in cohabitation and complex financial divorce cases. She joins from Langleys in York.
A top law graduate who recently completed a prestigious Baroness Cohen Scholarship at BPP Law School in Leeds has begun a new role as a trainee solicitor at Harrogate Family Law.
Laura Mounsey has been working as a paralegal at the North Yorkshire law firm since graduating from Durham University. She recently received a distinction in her core topics at BPP and an award for her pro bono work.
It is natural to be worried about where your children will live and how much time they are going to spend with you after divorce or separation. Children living part-time with both parents, known a shared parenting arrangement, is becoming more common although this isn’t always practical.
People still talk about custody and access, although the courts now refer to decisions about where your children will live as “child arrangements”. At Harrogate Family Law, we help you sort out how to make choices that are in the best interests of your children. This can include making sure your children continue to see members of the extended family, such as aunts and grandparents.