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16 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Family

35% increase in divorce enquiries – but is lockdown the real cause?

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Lockdown measures put in place by the Government during the coronavirus pandemic have meant many families, across the world, have spent significantly more time together than they usually would. This will, understandably, put a strain on many relationships during this difficult and unusual time.

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17 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Family, Opinion

“No fault” divorce: end of the blame game?

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The Queen’s speech in October 2019 confirmed the reintroduction of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill in Parliament following prorogation. This follows the second reading of the bill in the House of Commons on 25 June 2019.

The purpose of the Bill is to allow couples to divorce without having to assign blame.

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5 March 2019 0 Comments Posted in Family, Opinion, Private Wealth

Does Johnny Depp hold trump card in abuse allegations?

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Johnny Depp is to sue his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50m (£38m) claiming her allegations of abuse are an ‘elaborate hoax’ as he seeks to restore his reputation. Solicitor Charlotte Ebbutt looks at this case in more detail.

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17 October 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Imagine our country without access to justice

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Royds Withy King are taking part in Legal Walks around the UK to raise funds for The Access to Justice Foundation and free legal advice charities.

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What are your rights if you’re not married?

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If you’re living with your partner (often referred to as cohabiting) without being married, you may be under the mistaken belief that you are known as a ‘common law husband and wife.’ It is actually a myth that if you are living with your partner, no matter how long for, that you have the same legal rights as married couples do.

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9 March 2015 0 Comments Posted in Family, Opinion

Spousal maintenance – an income for life?

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In a recent divorce case Lord Justice Pitchford stated that divorcees with children aged over seven should be “working for a living” and they have no right to expect “an income for life.” So will this bring about a shift in attitudes for spousal maintenance claims? Monicka Rai from our Family Law team discusses.

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5 December 2014 0 Comments Posted in Family, Opinion

Debt in divorce

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According to research by Resolution, more than one in four (28%) adults say they’ve fallen into debt as a direct result of a break-up. While one in six (16%) admit to asking a friend for short-term financial help. Only a handful of solicitors now offer legal aid for divorces and due to the strict criteria for legal aid, most people are not entitled to it anyway.

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21 August 2014 0 Comments Posted in Family

Why the divorce courts are clogged up

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The Family Courts are reported to be at breaking point due to the unprecedented number of cases that are brought to Court by people unrepresented by a lawyer. As many as two thirds of cases now involve at least one side that has no lawyer acting for them.

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