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Family Law Blog : November 2013

Comment on divorce & family law 

Do you understand your divorce rights - and are they fair?

Being married brings with it certain rights and responsibilities in law. Your assets are considered joint assets, for example. At the other end of the timeline, when you split and/or decide to divorce, there are certain rights you can expect also. You may have the right to stay in the family home, not matter what your other half says. As a parent, it is likely you will have certain rights around involvement in your children’s life and...

Family Dispute Resolution Week - divorce without going to court

For the uniformed, divorce probably still means going to court to sort it all out. As family lawyers, we know that is far from being a realistic picture. I would estimate that around 95 per cent of the cases we deal with at Woolley & Co, Solicitors get to a conclusion without needing to have a court hearing. Yes, you do need to have certain papers filed or signed at court, but this is an administrative process and not a call...

How to get the most from your divorce lawyer

When you pay for any professional service, including that of a divorce lawyer, you want to be sure you will be able to fully understand and act on their expert opinion. And you’ll want to make sure you use their time wisely and minimise the costs involved. But as most people don’t instruct a divorce solicitor on a regular basis you may not appreciate how you can get the best out of your divorce lawyer. In...

Divorce tips for mums

The divorce experience is often painful for all involved. Emotions can run high and for women, especially mothers, it’s often hard to set emotions aside and approach things in a pragmatic and dispassionate way. We’re often told by our female clients that their partners lack an emotional response, which makes them feel even more upset. As anyone who has studied any form of psychology knows, it’s not that men don’t have feelings,...

Inexpensive divorce is not out of reach - even in London

The cost of some divorces can be scary. If a couple are unwilling to agree on anything, are in no rush and have available funds, the costs can escalate to dizzying levels. But this is not the norm, you can access expert advice and support from an experienced family law specialist without breaking the bank or eating into your settlement funds. In fact, the lawyer’s fees need not be the most important considering in keeping down the cost...

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