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 do I protect my child during my divorce?

Divorce is difficult for everybody – even the person who applied in the first place. Even if you have fallen out of love with your…

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How do family courts respond to uncooperative parents?

Faced with uncooperative parents, the family courts can apply a range of sanctions, as long as these do not affect the welfare of the couple’s…

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My spouse wants a divorce after decades together

It can be quite a shock. You’ve been with your spouse for ten, fifteen, 20 years, and then one day, they announce, suddenly and perhaps…

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How involved should a step parent be?

Finding yourself in the role of step parent is an increasingly common experience. Divorce and separation are routine: relationships end every day, and most parents…

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How old you have to be to get married in England and Wales?

At the time of writing (August 2022), the answer is 16 – but only in exceptional circumstances, if you have the permission of your parents.…

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Will mediation make my divorce quicker?

The short answer to whether mediation will make your divorce quicker is: ’it might do’. Mediation can help you reach a mutually acceptable divorce settlement…

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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…

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Court of Appeal rejects decision in domestic violence case

The Court of Appeal has reinstated findings in a domestic violence case which had been set aside in the lower courts over concerns that an…

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