Civil Partnerships

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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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…

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Reflections on a decade of change in family law

Today is not only the last day of the year: it is the last day of the decade that began on January 1 2010. Our…

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Demand for civil partnerships continues to rise

Despite the availability of marriage for same sex couples, surprising numbers are continuing to enter civil partnerships, new figures reveal. Last year 956 couples entered…

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Night and Day, A Brief History of Time, Double Bridezilla and Gay Divorce Statistics

In a week where we celebrate the life of Stephen Hawking, one of Britain’s greatest ever scientists, my fondest memory is somewhat lighter than a…

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Marriage Going Down, Cohabitation Going Up

Lucinda Connell, specialist children’s solicitor with Major Family Law, the best divorce and family law specialists, states: As a family lawyer, the statistics with regards…

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Second reading of No Fault Divorce Bill due to take place in March

Rebecca Savage, Solicitor with Major Family Law, the North East’s best divorce and family law specialists, states on 11th March 2016 the second reading of…

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Irish Vote Overwhelming to Extend Civil Marriage Rights to same-sex couples

Lucinda Connell, specialist divorce and children’s lawyer with Major Family Law, the North East’s top family law lawyers states on Friday 5th June 2015 voters…

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Do I need a Post-nuptial Agreement?

Leading specialist lawyer, Joanne Major, Principal at Major Family Law, the Divorce and Family Law Specialists, Newcastle upon Tyne responds to a weekly question and…

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Bill Providing Rights for Cohabitees

Lucinda Connell, Divorce and Children’s specialist family lawyer, of Major Family Law, Newcastle and Hexham’s leading specialist law firm states the Cohabitation Rights Bill introduced…

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New Powers to Prevent Sham Marriages

Best female lawyer in Newcastle and Hexham, Lucinda Connell, Senior Solicitor with Major Family Law, top leading family lawyers states new powers to enable the Home…

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20% Increase in Civil Partnership Dissolutions

Newcastle’s Top Divorce and Family Law Specialist, Joanne Major states Figures released by the Office for National Statistics reveal the number of civil partnership dissolutions…

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