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Children in a broken home By Lewis Hulatt

When you read the title, I expect most of you immediately thought of toddlers confused that daddy doesn’t live with them anymore, or grumpy teens…

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Legal questions and answers

Is there a minimum age for a child’s wishes to be considered in a family law case? As a practising family lawyer, I am often…

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What price knowledge? By Lewis Hulatt

In this special post, consultant solicitor Lewis Hulatt explores the value of professional legal advice   We solicitors get asked a lot of questions. Let’s consider two recent…

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Major Family Law marks spring with a brace of promotions

Major Family has promoted two of its 14-strong legal team in recognition of outstanding recent work. Family solicitor Sam Carter is now a Senior Associate,…

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Marking an historic change in divorce law with a fee reduction

Major Family Law has reduced its fees in the run-up to an historic change in divorce law. Our fixed fee for divorce cases is now…

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I separated from my spouse years ago but we didn’t get divorced

Yes, your spouse may be entitled to a payout even if you separated years ago. The divorce process is not solely concerned with legally ending…

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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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Which country should I get divorced in?

Can I divorce get divorced in a different country to where I married or where I live? Yes. Contrary to popular belief, it is not…

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Major Family Law makes headlines across Cumbria

The recent announcement of our new office opening in Carlisle attracted considerable media attention, with stories appearing across the Northumbrian and Cumbrian press. Our news…

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How to give evidence in the family court

A calm and collected approach is best when giving evidence in a family court. You are there to present your side of the story to…

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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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Why I chose the new SQE route

The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) is the new route to qualification in England and Wales, replacing the LPC and training contract. What is involved in…

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“Hugely impressed by Joanne Major’s drive, vision, and meticulous attention to detail”

I’ve always been hugely impressed by Joanne Major’s drive, vision, and meticulous attention to detail. I’m not surprised, therefore, that Joanne and her dedicated team of lawyers and support staff have rapidly gained recognition as one of the most forward-looking, innovative, client-focussed family practices in the country.

JR

Former Family Law Barrister

“A wealth of collaborative experience”

Joanne Major has a wealth of collaborative experience. Her delivery is strong and confident with a no nonsense approach that I came to trust. This is invaluable when clarity and action is required. Major Family Law were highly recommended to me and I would have no hesitation to pass that recommendation on.

Christine Nugent

Managing Director, Business Travel

“Family lawyer of high calibre and drive”

Having worked with Joanne Major at a large commercial firm some years ago, I am aware she is a family lawyer of high calibre and drive. During a short period of time she has put together an excellent team of intelligent, approachable lawyers who deliver first rate family law services to clients. We as a firm are happy to recommend them.

Paul McGowan

Principal Solicitor, Collingwood Legal

“Both knowledgeable and approachable family lawyers”

We are happy to endorse the services provided by Joanne Major and the team at Major Family Law, Ponteland. We have a number of mutual clients who speak very highly of them. They are both knowledgeable and approachable family lawyers who are clearly client focussed.

Andrew Morgan

Partner, Nicholson & Morgan

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