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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, […]

November 27, 2017
Top Warrington family law solicitor’s term with the Law Society comes to end

A partner and the head of the family department at Watsons Solicitors has completed her term as president of the Warrington Law Society. Catrin Parry, who joined the Warrington law firm in 2007, handed over duties at the AGM, her final engagement in the role. The AGM, which was held at the Park Royal Hotel, was well […]

November 22, 2017
Family solicitors in Warrington welcomes campaign to modernise divorce laws

A leading Warrington family law firm has welcomed aspects of a national campaign to modernise divorce laws.   Senior judicial figures have called for an end to ‘unjust’ and ‘outdated’ legislation, with The Times newspaper launching a campaign to modernise family law.    The suggested reforms include to abolish the requirement to allege fault or blame during divorce proceedings, […]

November 20, 2017
Warrington-based family solicitors urge cohabiting couples to seek advice following survey results

A family law group has warned that Warrington and Cheshire’s unmarried couples who live together could incorrectly believe common-law marriage exists.  A survey carried out by Resolution found that 66 per cent of cohabiting couples are unaware of their rights in the event the relationship ends, and this can lead to consequences when dividing up the finances. […]

September 22, 2016
What is the Court of Protection?

The Court of Protection was set up to assist people who are not capable of making their own decisions, due to a mental incapacity. Decisions are made for them regarding their finances, health and any other legal matters which could have a lasting impact on their lives. In 2015, the Court of Protection ruled that […]

August 18, 2016
Why should you have a will?

Did you know that around half of the UK’s population haven’t made a will? Many people don’t think it’s important, or that their estate will automatically be distributed to certain people in the event of their death. However, this is not always the case. Here are seven reasons why you should make a will. You […]

August 10, 2016
Conveyancing fees explained for buyers

Conveyancing fees explained for buyers Conveyancing is an essential step when buying a house. But during the process you will come across a wide variety of fees and processes.   Buying a house is the largest transaction in most people’s lives, so you need to know what the conveyancing process is all about.   We’ve put […]

May 5, 2016
Cohabiting couples: What are your rights?

In the modern age, many couples are choosing to live together without getting married. Moving in with your partner is an exciting time, but did you know that your rights are not the same as if you were married? Read on to find out more about the rights of cohabiting couples, and how we can […]

January 4, 2016
Who can adopt a child?

Adoption is a way of providing a permanent home and family to a child who can’t be brought up by their birth family. The majority of adoptions in the UK involve older children, sibling groups and children with disabilities, who have been taken into care. Who can adopt a child? There are a number of […]

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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