family law

Thinking about a Divorce? our Family Law Solicitor offers some advice

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers January 3, 2014 Law

Christmas can be a wonderful time for families; a time to cherish with loved ones. However Christmas can also be one to remember for all the wrong reasons. There is so much pressure on families to be happy over the festive period; couples want everything to be perfect at Christmas and some do not anticipate […]

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Things To Consider When Filing For An Armed Forces Divorce

by Tim Bishop November 25, 2013 Military Law

Filing for divorce – both the physical process and the emotional pain – will probably be one of the most stressful things you’ll ever experience in your life, and with around half of all marriages currently ending in divorce, unfortunately it is more common than you might think. If you or your spouse is in […]

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Estate Planning Basics for Aging and Infirm Parents

by oberdorferlaw November 22, 2013 Blawg

One of the quickest ways to learn about the importance of having a solid and comprehensive estate plan is having to facilitate the process for elderly parents who encounter unexpected hardships. For adults with parents in their seventies or eighties, emerging health care issues may be the catalyst for decisions about factors not considered by […]

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Family Law Solicitor on why 180 Italian Divorces had to be annuled

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers October 31, 2013 Law

The Daily Mail online today reports that the most senior family judge of England and Wales has been asked to annul 180 divorces granted by courts in this country to Italians who had falsely claimed that they live here. It appears that, in 179 of these cases, the same address had been used, and that […]

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Family Law Solicitor offers advice on untangling your finances when divorcing

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers October 31, 2013 Law

According to reports, the lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone and her ex-husband are selling their luxury 12 room former matrimonial home following their Divorce. Mone, owner of the Ultimo brand has apparently spoken of her “heartbreak” at being forced to sell the £1.5m property in Lanarkshire, after her ex-husband refused to allow her to buy him […]

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Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood can’t have his cake and eat it says Family Law Solicitor

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers October 31, 2013 Law

It has been reported in the Daily Mail today that the Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood has said that cheating on his wife “was the biggest mistake” of his life. It has also been reported that he hopes to reconcile with his wife, Alexandra despite the fact that she has already issued divorce […]

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Living separately, together

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers October 25, 2013 Law

The Mail Online has today published an article by Hilary Freeman about the difficulties that she and her (now) ex-husband faced when going through their Divorce. The article talks about how, due to financial constraints, they remained living together for a period of 2 years until their divorce was finalised and her ex-husband moved out. […]

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Couples are struggling to separate due to the rise in Divorce costs

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers October 24, 2013 Law

The BBC reported last week that breaking up is getting even harder to do for couples nowadays. They attribute one of the causes as being the changes in the legal aid system brought about from April 2013. Essentially legal aid is now no longer available for assistance with a Divorce or separation other than in […]

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A Divorce for a Fistful of Dollars?

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers October 24, 2013 Law

The Daily Mail today reports that Dina Eastwood, wife of Hollywood legend Clint has filed for divorce from her 83 year old husband. It appears from the article that there may have been an element of indecision on Dina’s part, but she has now confirmed her intentions to formalise the end of the marriage. The […]

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The Court of Protection – Open to the public?

by EdwardHandsandLewis October 24, 2013 Blawg

The new president of the Family Division courts has echoed previous plans to make the Court of Protection open to the public. The plans have been talked about for some time now, and it was reported yesterday that the new president Sir James Munby agreed with the plans. The Court of Protection makes important decisions […]

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