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6 January 2017 0 Comments Posted in Family, Life, Opinion

Divorce Day – myth or reality?

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The media tell us that the first working Monday in January marks a stampede of unhappy couples to meet with divorce lawyers. Dubbed ‘Divorce Day’ they apparently get more business, as life returns to normal after Christmas, than they do at any other time of year. Is the media reporting a trend or has it created it?

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5 January 2017 0 Comments Posted in Family, Life, Opinion

Who gets what? Non-matrimonial assets in divorce

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As a family lawyer specialising in financial resolution issues I’m frequently asked by clients what assets fall into the “pot” to be resolved as part of their divorce. This is a regular area of dispute particularly in long marriages. What if one party owned a property before they first got together? What about the inheritance from Aunty Maud?

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3 January 2017 0 Comments Posted in News

Family lawyer brings over two decades of experience to Royds Withy King

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A family lawyer with over 25 years’ experience has joined the Swindon office of Royds Withy King as a senior associate.

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21 December 2016 0 Comments Posted in Family

First Christmas post-separation? Our recipe for a peaceful family life

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Christmas is pitched as a time for families but what if you have recently separated or divorced? Sadly, it can become a difficult time if you’re a separated or divorced parent, with all the usual stresses of Christmas amplified and the added worry of keeping the children happy. Here are our Family solicitors top ten tips to help you survive the festive period.

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