Planning a marriage is exciting but you need to give some thought to your financial arrangements, especially when it is not the first time around.
Separating after a relationship breaks down is an emotional time in anyone’s life and the issue of whether to leave the family home throws up lots of questions.
When parents separate it is important that the children continue to have a good relationship with both parents. Whilst you may find it hard to get on with your ex, the two of you will always be your children’s parents.
The team at Harrogate Family Law have thrown their weight behind the local community this year with a range of initiatives aimed at supporting the town and its services.
Harrogate lawyer Emma Doughty has been appointed to the committee of Young Resolution (YRES) in West and North Yorkshire. YRES work alongside the regional committee to encourage professional best practice and promote supporting families to resolve difficulties constructively.
Coverage in recent months about speeding up the divorce process by using fixed fee digital services raises lots of questions about the pros and cons.
Research has shown that the memory of how a child first learns about their parents’ divorce tends to stick with them. This is why it’s worth spending a bit of time discussing how you’ll break the news. It will undoubtedly be one of the most difficult conversations you have as a family but, if dealt with carefully, it can smooth the way for greater understanding and easier co-parenting in the months and years that follow.
There is a growing consensus among many family law specialists that couples should be allowed to divorce without having to apportion blame to one party.
Under the current law enacted in 1973, unless couples have been separated for two years, it’s necessary under the current system to cite unreasonable behaviour or adultery for the marital breakdown.
The issue of civil partnership is a hot topic of debate at the moment following on from the supreme courts decision that it is against the human rights of heterosexual couples to be prevented from entering into a civil partnership.
A family business will differ significantly from the treatment of other assets that are valued and shared during a divorce settlement. The business often provides the family with a certain standard of living and the business and financial security of both spouses can be put at risk if matters are not handled in the right way.