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Should I have a pre-nuptial agreement?

Joanne Major, Principal at Major Family Law, the Divorce and Family Law Specialists, responds to a weekly question and answer column in the Journal as follows:

Dear Joanne

About a year ago my partner asked me to marry her. I said yes and…  read more

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Our Major predictions for the year ahead

Major Family Law, North East’s Top leading divorce and specialist family lawyers, comment in the Journal:

At this time of year, it’s interesting to look forward to see what the New Year might bring for the profession, specifically for family lawyers. Here are our Major predictions for…  read more

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Will my wife get half my assets?

Joanne Major, Principal at Major Family Law, the Divorce and Family Law Specialists, responds to a weekly question and answer column in the Journal as follows:

 Dear Joanne,

I have been married for 10 years and my wife and I are likely to split up. Can she…  read more

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How do I get money for maintenance?

Joanne Major, Principal at Major Family Law, the Divorce and Family Law Specialists, responds to a weekly question and answer column in the Journal today as follows:

Dear Joanne,

My husband has told me that he is leaving me, we have been married for 20…  read more

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Don’t Settle with Second Best

Joanne Major, Top Family Lawyer and Principal of Major Family Law, the North East’s leading divorce and children specialists comments in the Tyne Valley Express celebrating it’s 6th year in business this month, Major Family Law is a force to be reckoned with in the family law arena. Founded by Joanne…  read more

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Two Days in The Supreme Court

Joanne Major, Principal of Major Family Law, Newcastle and Hexham’s best divorce and children’s specialists, comments in the North East Times last month the Supreme Court heard a legal argument about an issue that could affect a great many people if they have been divorced in the past.

Mr Dale Vince…  read more

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Fair enough?

Joanne Major, Principal of Major Family Law, the North East’s Top Divorce and Children’s specialist states in the Accent Magazine at the end of last year the Supreme Court heard legal arguments about an issue that could affect a great many people if they have been divorced in the past.

Mr Dale…  read more

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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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Why DIY is False Economy

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur”                                                                 Red Adair

Divorce and Children’s Specialist Lawyer, Lucinda Connell of Major Family Law, comments in the Accent magazine with the growth of the internet has come access to voluminous amounts of information purporting to…  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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