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A Day in the Life of...a Trainee Solicitor

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Trainee Solicitor? Training to become a solicitor takes years of hard work and studying as well as experiencing how a real-life law firm operates on a daily basis. In this blog our two Trainees, Laura...

Good Divorce Week 2020 - How We Can Help You Have a Good Divorce

30 November 2020 marks the start of Resolution’s annual Good Divorce Week. Every year, the family law organisation, Resolution, runs a campaign to raise awareness about an issue close to the hearts of its members. This year, the focus is on the ...

A Day in the life of...an Associate Solicitor

Have you ever wondered what your family law solicitor gets up to day to day? Do they spend all day rushing from court hearing to court hearing or is it all office work? Actually, it’s a bit of a mix of everything; some drafting, some court work, and...

Interim Maintenance for Spouses - What is it?

Going through a divorce or civil partnership dissolution is stressful for everyone involved. There are so many threads to untangle with your former partner, from deciding on future living arrangements, to sorting out childcare, to deciding how to split your...

Can an Adult Be Legally Adopted in the UK?

Adult adoption is legal in many countries, including the USA, Canada, Japan and Germany, however, the UK is not one of them. Only a child under the age of 18 can be legally adopted in the UK and, unfortunately, many do not realise until it is too late. But...

Form E - What is it and how do I complete it?

If you need the court to assist with financial matters on divorce or dissolution, you and your former partner will have to complete a document called Form E. Your family lawyer may also ask you to (and help you) complete Form E if you want to resolve...

Do sperm donors have parental responsibility in the UK?

Thanks to scientific advances, there are a number of options available to individuals and couples who are unable, or find it difficult, to have children. One such option is donor insemination, otherwise referred to as sperm donation. This where an egg is...

How does surrogacy work in the UK?

Surrogacy is an increasingly common option for couples and individuals who wish to start a family but are unable to conceive themselves. In fact, according to the Law Commission , the number of children born through surrogacy could be up to 10 times higher...

What happens if my ex-partner stops paying child maintenance?

Raising a child by yourself is a difficult and emotionally taxing task, but your situation can become even more complicated if you stop receiving child maintenance payments from your ex-partner. Missed payments can be detrimental for both you and your...

How does parental responsibility work in civil partnership dissolution?

The breakdown of a relationship is an emotional and stressful time which can be made even more difficult if you are considering what arrangements need to be made for your children in the future. Having parental responsibility means you have rights and...
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