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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Return order application ‘must wait’, High Court rules

The English Courts cannot order the return of a boy to the UK until the case has been properly considered in Greece, a High Court…

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Couples argue over child arrangements

The continuing ‘lockdown’ restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic have caused bitter disagreements amongst some families co-parenting children, The Guardian reports. Parents with care…

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Locked-down New Zealand restricts families and couples

New Zealand, currently in the midst of a four-week lockdown in response to the Coronavirus crisis, has issued new guidance legally prohibiting couples and families…

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From a standing start

In this special blog, Major Family Law Founder and Managing Director Joanne Major reflects on another milestone… Yesterday – April Fool’s Day 2020 – marked…

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Our consultant lawyer, Rona Samuel, provides some helpful advice on the impact the COVID-19 lockdown may have on child maintenance: Where are we now with Spousal…

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