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I have received a court order saying I could be sent to prison

Potentially yes, you could be sent to prison, if a family court decides your failure to provide these documents is serious enough to constitute contempt…

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How do I persuade my ex to let me take the children on holiday?

You do so via negotiation and bridge-building, whenever possible. Holidays can be a flashpoint when a couple divorce or separate, especially if they have not…

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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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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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Is mediation the same as relationship counselling?

Firstly, to address the question right at the top of the page: no, mediation is not the same as relationship counselling. If you look up…

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What does 'without prejudice' mean?

If you are in the midst of a divorce, you may have encountered this confusing-seeming phrase in correspondence from your estranged partner’s solicitor. But what…

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Do I need a solicitor?

If your family law case is straightforward and uncomplicated, then no, you may not need a solicitor. It is quite possible, for example, to get…

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