ACLF SoundByte Sessions – Family Law Guidance

Speakers: Janette Johnston, senior consultant Family Specialist Solicitor is interviewed by ACLF trainee, William Humphrey. Content: Watch this Vlog which covers many topics to assist and guide any person going through or about to embark on divorce. Child arrangements whether married or not and financial arrangements. Jannete answers many important questions relating to the subject […]

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MS v FS [2020] EWFC 89 – Costs and Ancillary Issues

In short, the case involved the applicant husband arriving home to find his suitcase packed by his wife waiting for him at the front porch. The wife was an accountant and the husband an Uber Driver. The wife’s case was that the marriage broke down in 2009 before the youngest child was born she stated […]

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Mental Health Week – Divorce

Giving clear instructions to your family solicitor when you are going through emotional turmoil will be a tough challenge.  However, our advice is to allow your family lawyer to help you extract the important information from you.  A good family lawyer will be able to know what questions to ask and give you relevant advice.  […]

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No-fault divorce Bill closer to becoming a reality.

Last night, Monday 8 June 2020, MPs debated the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill. Despite many Tory backbenchers raising criticism, the bill passed through to the second reading with MPs voting 231 to 16. The Bill was originally put before the House of Commons by then Justice Secretary, David Gauke, on 13 June 2019, and […]

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Family Courts are still operating

We are now into the fourth week of the lockdown and the world looks very different. Whilst some aspects of life are now on hold, there are some areas which are vital and must continue. Our judicial system is one of them. But how can justice still be delivered during a lockdown?  What this means […]

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What will the ‘No Fault Divorce Bill’ mean for me?

Taking the leap to begin a divorce or dissolution is never easy and can be made more difficult by the legal process to be navigated ahead. One aspect of the legal process, the necessity to specify a reason for the separation on the petition, is set to change with a new Bill currently being debated […]

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Cryptocurrency: What it means for divorcing couples.

Bitcoin is known as the “gold standard” of cryptocurrency. Chances are you’ve heard of it but may not really understand its importance and growing relevance. In recent years, however, banks, governments and crucially divorce lawyers are beginning to take a much more forensic interest. And if you own bitcoin, or have a spouse that does […]

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On Divorce Day: is your business protected?

The first working Monday of the year is dubbed Divorce Day by family lawyers, but if you’re in business with your partner, things can get complicated A divorce is one of those things you don’t anticipate, plan or want to be party to. It’s tough to go through, especially when children are involved, but throw a […]

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Divorce: What happens to your pension?!

  A pension feels very personal and the thought of your ex-spouse acquiring a share now and/or in the future can be disturbing. If an agreement cannot be reached between you and your spouse, and there is no pre-nuptial agreement, a sizable pension can lead to a lengthy and protracted court battle. We have experienced […]

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On Divorce Day: is your business protected?

The first working Monday of the year is dubbed Divorce Day by family lawyers, but if you’re in business with your partner, things can get complicated. A divorce is one of those things you don’t anticipate, plan or want to be party to. It’s tough to go through, especially when children are involved, but throw […]

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Protecting your assets: Start-up to Divorce

You work hard to start your own company and invest time and effort into making it work, only to have problems either with fellow colleagues or, more personally, at home.  So how do you protect your assets when either starting a business with other people or in the unfortunate breakdown of a marriage?Business Start-up So you […]

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Divorce Solicitors

It is a difficult time for all concerned when a relationship breaks down and it is essential that you receive clear and supportive divorce advice in what are usually emotionally difficult circumstances. Our divorce solicitors focus on you and your needs at all times. Our aim is to resolve matters both swiftly and painlessly, where […]

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