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Divorce and family law explained 

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...

Parenthood and the Law: The Facts

By Woolley & Co, on Tuesday September 6, 2011 at 2:34pm

This 6-page brochure is essential reading for any parent confused or concerned about their rights and responsibilities when it comes to their children.Read the e-brochure online:Or request a hard copy:by calling 0800 321 3832 orOrganisations involved in providing advice and guidance to parents can request multiple copies of the brochure by calling 0800 321 3832.

Legal implications of marriage

By Admin, on Thursday June 10, 2010 at 11:35am

Many people can forget that as well as being an emotional union of a couple, marriage is also a legally binding contract. That means that once a couple say “I do”, they are bound to each other under law as well as in the eyes of their family and friends.It is important to remember this when considering dissolving a marriage to ensure you are fully aware of all the implications and issues that may need...

Falling shares doesn’t mean changes to divorce settlements

By Woolley & Co, on Wednesday April 22, 2009 at 1:29pm

A recent Court case means family lawyers Woolley & Co are urging clients to think carefully about risk and return before agreeing any financial settlement when they split.On 2nd April 2009, City tycoon Brain Myerson, who claimed he had been wiped out by the recession, was told by the Court of Appeal that he was responsible for agreeing the divorce settlement and just because his shares had fallen in value it did not mean he was legally entitled to change...

Greater protection against forced marriages

By Woolley & Co, on Friday November 28, 2008 at 3:39pm

The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 came into force on the 25th November 2008. The Act enables a party to apply for a Forced Marriage Protection Order (an FMPO). The principal aim of the Act is to prevent forced marriages from taking place and stop attempts to force a party into marriage. If the marriage has already taken place there are additional powers to protect the victim and enable the party to move away from the relationship. A forced marriage is...

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