Major Family Law is 15! Our journey to success and lessons we can share

I first opened the doors to the offices of Major Family Law on the 1st of April, 15 years ago. Prior to that I had…

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What are the different legal routes to resolving a family dispute?

When you are going through relationship breakdown, getting the right lawyer to support your unique set of circumstances who understands your goals is crucial. Disputes…

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Can I see my child if I have a non-molestation order?

Fundamentally, a non-molestation order protects the individual who made the application by preventing an abuser from using or threatening physical violence, intimidating, harassing, pestering, and…

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Is there ever a better time to separate or divorce?

Separating from your partner is a huge decision, but if you are feeling unhappy in your relationship, you may find yourself wistfully asking the question;…

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How to divorce your partner if they won’t engage in the process

Following the high-profile case of Owens v Owens, where a husband refused to agree to the wife’s divorce petition, the law was changed to prevent…

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HM Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 2022

Today, like the rest of the world, we are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty was…

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In the press: "law firm expands 30% during a record year"

The Hexham Courant recently reported on the excellent year that Major family Law has experienced, with the team growing by 30% and new offices being…

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No-fault divorce: worth the wait?

Finally after decades of prevaricating, the ‘blame game’ of divorce under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 is being swept from the board and after 6th…

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Divorced online with no financial order?

 I did my own divorce online, but didn’t realise I needed a final financial order as I thought an agreement with my former spouse would…

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What should a separation agreement include?

As the name suggests, a separation agreement is a formal agreement intended to address the most urgent financial and practical issues during a separation. Typically,…

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What happens to adopted children during divorce?

Divorce is a difficult time for children: that won’t be news to many people. But it can be especially upsetting for adopted children who sometimes…

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Rapid look at remote hearings in the family courts

A two-week consultation into the use of remote hearings in the family courts has delivered mixed results. Conducted at the request of Family Division President…

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