Harrogate Family Law has been ranked as a leader in its field by Chambers UK 2018, a top authority on the legal profession.
The announcement comes following the completion of research for the Chambers UK 2018 guide ahead of its publication in the autumn.
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The number of couples divorcing after their children have flown the nest has never been higher.
There are many factors prompting people to start a new life at 50 or 60 plus, not least a desire to enjoy life rather than endure it, a philosophy the baby boomer generation has been brought up with.
But what if your divorce has been prompted by your partner’s decision to start again and the desire to re-invent yourself isn’t there?
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The fact that we’re all living longer is thought to be one of the factors behind a surprising rise in the number of marriages amongst those aged 65 and over – and a higher number of people are divorcing later in life.
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When you are preparing for divorce the things you do in the first few weeks can have a huge impact on your financial future. That’s why it’s important to take advice before you make any decisions that could affect your long term position.
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There are three different ways to deal with pensions on divorce – pension attachment orders, pension sharing orders and offsetting. It’s important to choose the right option for your circumstances or you may lose out financially.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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