fbpx

News and Articles

Stay tuned and up to date with everything going on with Major Family Law. Our team provide the most up to date information on everything based around Family Law.

arrow
Are pre-civil partnership agreements legally binding?

Are pre-civil partnership agreements legally binding?

Pre-civil partnership agreements have the same status in law as pre-nuptial agreements between married couples. In other words, they are not automatically legally binding but they are generally honoured by the family courts as long as certain conditions were met when...

How long can my ex claim money after a divorce?

How long can my ex claim money after a divorce?

As hard as it may be to believe, there is in fact no time limit and your ex could return to court to claim money decades after your divorce - unless the financial agreements you reached with your ex are ratified by a family court and made into a binding ‘consent...

How to choose a lawyer for a Hague Convention child abduction case

How to choose a lawyer for a Hague Convention child abduction case

What is child abduction? The phrase ‘child abduction’ is conjures up disturbing images of menacing strangers but in reality, such crimes are rare. Children are actually more likely to be abducted by one of their own parents. Sometimes such parents are angry or...

Who pays the bills during a divorce?

Who pays the bills during a divorce?

I am getting divorced – what do I do about money? If you are married or in a cohabiting relationship, your finances will be interwoven in various ways with those of your partner. You almost certainly agreed to share household expenses in various ways when you first...

Making divorce affordable: what are my options?

Making divorce affordable: what are my options?

How much does getting divorced cost? There are always some costs associated with getting divorced but it need not be a tremendously expensive undertaking, especially if the law firm offers a fixed reduced-fee divorce. Most couples succeed in reaching an agreement on...

Can coercive control be used as a reason for divorce?

Can coercive control be used as a reason for divorce?

What is coercive control? Coercive control is a form of domestic abuse in which a person attempts to exert an unreasonable, oppressive amount of control over their partner’s life. They may, for example: Impose rules about where the victim can go and who they can talk...

Moving abroad with your child after divorce: the law

Moving abroad with your child after divorce: the law

The world became a smaller place when international travel became affordable for most people. Romance and marriage soon followed and multinational couples are now relatively commonplace. Some go on to have children of course: in most cases this is a cause of...

Why see a family solicitor?

Why see a family solicitor?

Family law is a fulfilling career but here at Major Family Law we are always very conscious of one central truth: most of the people who make an appointment to see us only did so because something bad had happened to them – their spouse had left them for someone else...

Frequently asked questions about road traffic law

Frequently asked questions about road traffic law

Road traffic legislation has generated more case law than almost any other area of criminal law, probably because it is challenged so often. If you have received a summons, postal requisition or a ticket from the police, please speak to one of our road traffic law...

Coping with a Covid Christmas as a separated parent

Coping with a Covid Christmas as a separated parent

Christmas is suddenly just around the corner. For intact families, the festive season means a day or two of slightly forced family-focused fun and a chance to indulge, perhaps with a side-order of squabbling and stress. But for parents who live apart from their...

Courts to consider naming biological father of adopted girl

Courts to consider naming biological father of adopted girl

The family court should consider whether or not to name the biological father of a girl adopted in 2016, a Judge has declared. The child was referred to in the judgement as ‘T’. When she was removed from her mother and taken into care, a paternity test established...

Five things to remember if you are arrested for drink driving

Five things to remember if you are arrested for drink driving

Tis the season … and now Boris has allowed everyone out to argue with their relatives for five days over the Christmas period, there is the inevitable danger that some people may have one too many in order to drown out the verbal disappointment expressed by a...

Unreasonable behaviour still tops the charts

Unreasonable behaviour still tops the charts

Unreasonable behaviour is still the most commonly cited reason for seeking a divorce, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). A total of 107,599 opposite sex couples divorced during 2019, an increase of more than 18 per cent compared to...

Can’t see what you need?

Try a search
of our site

Start your FREE
online consultation


Lexis-Nexis-Logo
top tier legal 500 divorce law firm near me
major family law cyber security certified law firm
SRA regulated law firm