Child arrangements at Christmas

When you’re divorced or separated, there are certain occasions that potentially present a challenge. Weddings, family birthdays and school holidays are all good examples. But for many families, divorce can make Christmas anything but the most wonderful time of the year. Everybody’s circumstances are different, and here we’re looking at some of the different options ...

2024-01-30T17:32:06+00:00November 27th, 2023|Children, Divorce|

Cohabitation law – is reform back on the agenda?

At Harrogate Family Law, we closely followed the political party conference season for any potential updates regarding family law. We weren’t left disappointed, with cohabitation law reform being the order of the day for the Labour Party. On 10th October, the Shadow Attorney General, Emily Thornberry, declared that a Labour government would commit to reforming ...

2024-01-30T17:35:01+00:00November 20th, 2023|Cohabitation, Law changes|

Divorce amid rising interest rates – what are the options?

The cost of living crisis has continued to affect both families and individuals on a daily basis. With increased food, energy and property costs, many people have found themselves forced to cut back on their spending.  But the cost of living crisis isn’t simply limited to the day-to-day running of households. For couples who are ...

2024-01-30T17:48:54+00:00October 3rd, 2023|Divorce, Money, Property|

Relocating with children following a separation or divorce

Following a divorce or separation, it’s not unusual to look ahead to a fresh start and new beginnings. For some people, this can lead to the consideration of relocating to another city, or even abroad to another country. But what does the law say about this? If this is something you’re considering, here are some ...

2024-01-11T11:58:52+00:00August 15th, 2023|Children|

Cohabitation law – what does the future hold?

If you’ve ever heard the term ‘common law spouse’ or ‘common law marriage’, it’s important to know that there’s no such thing. Despite this, a report by the Women and Equalities Committee showed that 46% of people living in England and Wales believe that unmarried cohabiting couples have the same rights as those who are ...

2024-01-11T12:33:28+00:00July 26th, 2023|Cohabitation|

How do the courts split the assets during a divorce?

When it comes to divorce, the division of the assets and finances is often the most contentious issue. Negotiating who gets what, how much, and for how long isn’t always straightforward, particularly if there’s a family home, a business, or complex pensions to consider.  Sometimes, it’s not possible to reach an agreement without the intervention ...

2024-01-11T12:35:59+00:00July 10th, 2023|Divorce and money, Money, Property|
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