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November 4, 2019
While well intentioned, mediation for family law may not be the answer

Legal aid statistics released by the Ministry of Justice have revealed that Mediation starts increased by 22 per cent between April and June 2019 compared to the same quarter last year. Mediation has been a compulsory requirement in family matters since the government introduced the dramatic reduction in the scope of legal aid in 2012. This came in […]

October 30, 2019
Digital divorce 18 months on – how far has it come?

In May 2018, a new service was launched by the UK Government allowing spouses to apply for divorce proceedings online. Justice minister Lucy Frazer said the changes would ensure people were best supported “through an often difficult and painful time” while moving to online systems would “cut waste, speed up services which can be safely expedited, […]

September 24, 2019
Warrington law firm posts fourth successive double-digit growth

A Warrington law firm has achieved double-digit growth for the fourth consecutive year. The firm of solicitors, which was established more than 60 years ago, has experienced growth across all its main areas of practice including employment law, family law, conveyancing, and wills and probate. Partner and member of the family department Danny Hudson said: […]

November 28, 2018
Unreasonable behaviour still the most common reason for divorce, latest statistics reveal

The number of marriages of opposite sex couples in England and Wales ending in divorce last year fell to the lowest level since 1973, according to latest statistics. Figures just published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that divorces of opposite-sex couples dropped five per cent to 101,000 in 2017, meaning a total […]

October 23, 2018
Divorce and other family court proceedings taking longer to resolve, warns family law expert

People petitioning for divorce should brace themselves for a longer period of delay in proceedings, as the length of time it takes courts to process them is increasing, a family law expert in Warrington has warned. An increase of nearly one fifth in divorce cases, together with court closures, is behind a ‘worrying’ trend, which […]

September 20, 2018
Cheshire divorce lawyer welcomes plans to overhaul divorce laws

When things go wrong in a marriage, the consequences can be far-reaching and emotionally damaging for both parties. Divorce can currently only be granted without a spouse’s consent if they have lived apart for five years, or if the marriage has broken down due to adultery, unreasonable behaviour, or desertion. Even if separation is mutual, […]

October 20, 2015
Matrimonial floodgates to open?

Thousands of divorcees could return to court to seek more money from their ex following a Supreme Court ruling last week. Spouses who lied about their financial position during the divorce process can now be hauled back to court and made to pay what they should. The ruling concerned two cases – those of Varsha […]

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