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Divorce and family law explained 

Collaborative family law

By Admin, on Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 11:26am

Is a collaborative approach to divorce right for me? Listed here are the 10 things you should know about collaborative family law before you decide which approach to take. Collaborative law is a form of alternative dispute resolution for divorcing couples who need strong legal representation, but would like to avoid going to court, the clients agree in advance not to take matters to court and they sign an agreement to that effect.   Collaborative law is different from Mediation...

NACSA - Helping with the CSA

By Admin, on Monday June 9, 2014 at 2:58pm

NACSA is an organisation dedicated to helping all parents, family and friends who experience difficulties with the CSA. Their remit is to ensure that the Child Support legislation is applied correctly and to educate the public about the administrations and powers of the Child Support Agency.  With the extensive powers that CSA have to pursue maintenance and arrears, it is vitally important that assessments are correctly calculated. NACSA offer an assessment checking service to ensure that your assessments both...

Mediation: what’s the deal for ex-pats wanting to divorce?

By Admin, on Monday February 10, 2014 at 11:47am

A lot is being made of mediation in the UK to help settle family law cases without the need to go to court, but is there any benefit in this new system for expats seeking divorce?  On the face of it, mediation would seem to be tailor-made for those living abroad but wanting to use the English courts to sort out their divorce. On paper, the main benefit is that it means there is no court appearance – perfect...

Additional support for those going through divorce

By Admin, on Monday June 10, 2013 at 11:59am

Going through a divorce or relationship breakdown can be a strain on the emotions. Our counselling partners, Counselling Works have provided this information to help you assess whether you might benefit from additional help and support beyond what can be provided by your lawyer.  A professionally qualified counsellor can help you deal with the emotional aspects of break-up which can manifest themselves as anger, stress, anxiety, over eating, drinking excessively, low self esteem and depression.  The...

Getting to an agreement when a relationship breaks down

By Woolley & Co, on Friday May 10, 2013 at 2:57pm

In any marital or family disagreement where you are consulting a family lawyer, both parties should be encouraged to try and find the answer by agreement if possible. They are the ones who are directly affected by that outcome, and it is invariably better if they reach a compromise themselves, rather than having a decision made for them by a court. However, trying to reach agreement when your relationship has broken down isn’t always easy. What are the...

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