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Post Nuptial Agreements

Divorce and Children’s Specialist Lawyer, Lucinda Connell of Major Family Law, comments in the North East Times  much is made of the sentiment behind pre-nuptial agreements and whether they’re an indication that the parties don’t have faith in their marriage lasting. Let me put it to you like this though: when you buy holiday…  read more

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Modern Family: Spotlight on Children

Joanne Major, Principal of Top Divorce and Family Law Specialists, Major Family Law states in Accent: in April of this year, new legislation came into force which introduced Child Arrangement Orders. These Orders replace the existing residence and contact orders which the courts have been making since 1989. Indeed in popular parlance, some…  read more

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Sisters are doing it for themselves

Joanne Major, Principal of North East’s leading divorce and children’s specialist firm, Major Family Law, comments in the Luxe Magazine a recent study suggested that the number of households in which women are paid more than men has increased fivefold in the space of a generation. Where divorce occurs in such households, it…  read more

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Is maintenance a meal ticket?

Rebecca Tarn, Solicitor with Top North East Divorce and Children Specialists, Major Family Law comments in the North East Times when a marriage ends, there will always need to be some level of financial consideration given, for which there is, of course, legislation to ensure parties are treated as fairly as individual circumstances…  read more

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From minor to Major: The ups and downs of running a business as a woman

Major  Family Law, North East’s leading Divorce and Family Law specialists, comment in the North East Times: As Major Family Law celebrates 5 years in business and its most successful year to date, we talk to practice founder and experienced solicitor, Joanne Major, on the ups and downs of being a woman in…  read more

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Building bridges to success

Top North East Family Law Specialists, Major Family Law feature in the Journal as follows:

Celebrating its 5th year in business, Major Family Law is a force to be reckoned with in the family law arena. Described by the Legal 500 as “a leading player in the North East”,…  read more

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Major Family Law Appoints New Director

Leading family law practice, Major Family Law, is delighted to announce the appointment to director of longest serving associate solicitor, Anna Hunter.

Anna joined Major Family Law in July 2009, soon after the practice opened its offices in Ponteland and has a strong reputation in all aspects of family law work, with more than 10…  read more

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Don’t Settle With Second Best

Joanne Major, Principal of Major Family Law, Top Specialists Divorce and Children solicitors of Newcastle state in the Luxe Magazine when you think “boutique”, you may well think upmarket hotel or tasteful designer shop; you probably don’t think lawyer.  If you are select and discerning in other areas of your life though, why would you not…  read more

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Taking the heat out of family disputes: Early neutral elevations

Lucinda Connell,  Senior Solicitor at Major Family Law, the North East’s Top Divorce and Family Law Specialists, comments in the North East times:

It has been long accepted that, particularly within the context of family disputes involving children, an adversarial and litigious approach is rarely the best approach to resolving the dispute.

Under current…  read more

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North East view point

Joanne Major, Principal of Major Family Law, the North East’s leading family law solicitors, states in the North East Times:

The law that I would like to see changed/amended is …

Until 2010, if a husband or wife felt that their spouse wasn’t being honest about identifying their assets on divorce, they could resort to “self…  read more

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10 Questions for Jonathan Dunkley

Jonathan Dunkley, a Consultant Solicitor at Major Family Law, the North East’s leading Divorce and Family Law Specialists, comments in the North East Times:

What was your first break in business?

Making partner at the age of only 26 was an invaluable opportunity. It was not only recognition of…  read more

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Some good advice

Anna Hunter,  Director at Major Family Law, the Leading Divorce and Family Law Specialists in the North East comments in Accent magazine:

When should I see a solicitor?

It is never too soon to seek legal advice on your situation. If you are wondering whether you should consult a solicitor, then the answer is almost invariably…  read more

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Your business is our business

Joanne Major, Principal of Major Family Law, the North East’s top family law solicitors, states in the North East Times:

Finances are always a significant concern for couples who separate. Where previously one couple had one set of household expenses to meet out of their income, post separation there are likely…  read more

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10 Misconceptions about instructing a solicitor

The North East’s best family law solicitor, Joanne Major of Major Family Law sets out 10 misconceptions about instructing a solicitor in the Tyne Valley Express:

1 I don’t know what I want to do yet. It’s too soon to see a solicitor.

It’s never too early to seek expert advice. The sooner you are…  read more

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The Lowdown on Prenups

Joanne Major, Principal of the Leading family law specialists, Major Family Law comments on Prenups in the Accent magazine as follows:-

What is it?

A Prenuptial Agreement, commonly referred to as a prenup, is a formal written agreement entered into by a couple in anticipation of them getting married, which sets out the…  read more

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“Mind your own business”

Top North East Family Law Specialists, Major Family Law comment in the Journal when people go through a divorce, the division of the parties’ finances can be a daunting matter. With so many issues to resolve, the additional complication of one party owning a business can be overwhelming.

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Collapse of the Family Court System

Anna Hunter, Specialist Children’s solicitor with Leading North East Niche Family Law solicitors, Major Family Law states in the North East Times following the demise of legal aid for almost all family matters in 2013, a recent survey carried out by the Bar Council, the governing body of barristers in England & Wales, has found…  read more

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Major Family Law welcomes Jonathan Dunkley

The leading North East specialist family law practice, Major Family Law, as commented in the Journal, have once again extended the breadth of their niche expertise with the appointment of experienced and highly respected senior lawyer, Jonathan Dunkley from Muckle LLP.

High Value Matrimonial Law Experience

Jonathan joins Major…  read more

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Bridging the Tyne Valley

Joanne Major, Principal of the North East’s specialist family law firm, Major Family Law, comments in the Tyne Valley Express as a Tyne Valley resident and with my business based at the Eastern end of the Tyne Valley corridor, my heart is firmly in this stunning part of our region.

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It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over: Making Financial Claims After Divorce

Leading Family Law Divorce Specialists, Major Family Law state in the North East Times there is a common misconception that once you are divorced, that draws a line under everything, legally speaking. Many people believe that once their divorce has been finalised, that also finalises any outstanding financial issues and prevents either party…  read more

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