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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...

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...

Your rights to stay in your home when you separate

By Woolley & Co, on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 5:30pm

As family lawyers we are often asked ‘Can my husband ask me to leave our house?’ and ‘What right do I have to stay in the family home when we split?’ This article attempts to provide answers to these questions and provide advice on the steps you might take.Separating can be difficult enough emotionally before considering the arrangements which need to be made over the home you share. Whether it is rented or owned, in...

Separation or divorce - which solution is right for you?

By Woolley & Co, on Wednesday March 20, 2013 at 10:58am

When their relationship breaks down married couples will often decide to separate but may be unwilling to divorce. This might be for religious reasons, because they are concerned about the impact on their children or simply because they are not emotionally ready to take such a large step. For others divorce will be a clear option and their first concern will be to establish whether they have grounds to divorce.It is important to consider what you are trying to...

Forced to get married, and now want a divorce

By Woolley & Co, on Tuesday March 9, 2010 at 11:19am

It is unfortunate but this scenario is becoming increasingly common in the UK, leaving hundreds of women feeling trapped in a marriage. But there are ways to help.The first question I ask anyone who comes to me saying they are in this situation is: “How were you forced?” Often the shocking answer is that many families still feel honour, pride and family unity are more important than the happiness, welfare and emotional well being of their child....

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