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July 9, 2020
Revolutionised divorce process helping Cheshire law firm deal with surge in enquiries

Vital digital changes in the divorce process is helping one Cheshire law firm handle a significant increase in enquiries. Watsons Solicitors are finding an increase in enquiries from individuals seeking support for a range of family matters following the relaxation of lockdown during the COVID-19 crisis. Enquiries regarding divorce have seen a particular increase and […]

April 28, 2020
Wills and Probate advice during COVID-19

A Cheshire-based wills and probate firm of solicitors has provided advice and guidance for people updating or preparing new Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney during COVID-19. Watsons Solicitors, based on Bold Street in Warrington, is adhering to government guidelines and has introduced telephone and video conferencing as an alternative to face-to-face meetings.

April 7, 2020
Remote working not impacting injunctions in domestic abuse cases 

A Cheshire-based family law solicitor is reassuring victims of domestic abuse that they will still receive quick and effective action through the courts during the coronavirus pandemic. Current government guidelines require people to work from home where possible, including solicitors and judges, with court proceedings taking place via video conference calls. The National Domestic Abuse […]

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, […]

May 16, 2019
Start your probate process now, urges Warrington solicitor

A Warrington and Cheshire probate solicitor is urging people to start their probate process as soon as possible ahead of large-scale Government changes. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has begun centralising probate services, with regional registries set to close. The plan is to move probate services to Birmingham, with some administrative work taking place at a second site. This […]

March 19, 2019
Call for more funds for victims of domestic abuse is backed by family law specialist

A call for more funding to help a growing number of domestic abuse victims and their children has been welcomed by a partner and family law specialist at Warrington-based Watsons Solicitors. Danny Hudson spoke in the wake of the launch of a Government strategy to end violence against women and girls. The senior family law solicitor […]

February 27, 2019
Long-awaited introduction of no-fault divorce welcomed by family law expert

Spouses who separate by mutal consent will soon no longer need to apportion blame to get a divorce. A change in the law to enable no-fault divorce is finally to be introduced during the next parliamentary session. The landmark modernisation to the law, announced by Justice Secretary David Gauke, has been welcomed as long-overdue by […]

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 […]

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