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How to protect your business during a divorce

If you own a business and are getting divorced under English law, your business will normally be considered an asset for the purposes of your divorce settlement. This means it could be included in the value of any financial settlement you have to pay to your...

Is mediation right for your divorce?

Mediation is increasingly the most popular option for resolving the issues surrounding divorce and relationship breakdown. Family courts favour mediation as an alternative to court action for divorcing couples and, in most cases, you will need to demonstrate...

Things to know about international divorce

Different countries and cultures often have very different rules around divorce. This means that if you are living abroad, or if you and your spouse are from different countries, or you married abroad, deciding to end your relationship can introduce a number...

Is DIY divorce a good idea?

If you and your spouse both agree to end your marriage, it might seem like paying for a solicitor to help you get divorced isn’t really necessary. In these circumstances, the idea of a do-it-yourself divorce can be appealing – just fill out some...

What is the difference between mediation and collaborative law?

In most cases, there is no need for a couple to go to court when getting divorced or separating, or dealing with any other family dispute. It is usually in everyone’s interests to sort things out through discussion and negotiation, avoiding the time,...

Sperm donation, egg donation and surrogacy: understanding the legal implications

For LGBTQI individuals and couples deciding to have children, sperm donation, egg donation and surrogacy are increasingly popular options. While these methods can be an effective and emotionally satisfying way to create a family, there are certain legal...

Why you can't get a no fault divorce in the UK

If you and your spouse both wish to get a divorce, you might think you should be able to do so without the need to assign ‘blame’. However, in the UK there is no such thing as a ‘no fault’ divorce, meaning when filling out a divorce...

Who has parental responsibility for a child?

Parental responsibility gives a parent the right to make key decisions about a child’s upbringing, while also giving them a duty to provide for the child’s welfare and making them legally responsible for the child. In most cases, a child’s...

How to convert a civil partnership into a marriage

If you are in a civil partnership and want to be married instead, you do not need to end your civil partnership first. Instead, there is an established legal process that allows you to quickly and easily convert your civil partnership into a marriage. What...

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Family disputes can involve a lot of conflict and resolving them can be highly stressful and emotionally draining, as well as potentially taking a long time and costing a lot of money. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) offers a non-confrontational way to...
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