Family Matters

Your monthly family law digest from Woolley & Co, Solicitors

  
  
 

December 2017

In Brief

Why do women start divorce more often than men?

Divorce ultimately affects many people. It is not just those directly involved – the husband, wife and children – but wider families, grandparents, circles of friends, even workmates. However, it all starts with one party petitioning for a divorce.New...
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Are couples steering clear of marriage for fear of divorce?

The office for National Statistics has recently reported that cohabitating couples are the fastest growing family type. Apparently, it is now the second largest family type and has doubled its figures from 1.5 million in 1996 to 3.3 million families in 2017. The explanation,...
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Who gets spousal maintenance?

A spousal maintenance payment is a payment made by one party to a marriage or Civil Partnership to the other party. The legal term for such maintenance payments are “periodical payments” and the court can make what is...
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The pros and cons of involving children in family law proceedings

The debate about whether children should have a voice in cases which decide their future was recently reignited. The BBC reported (Should children be heard in English family court cases?) that some children and campaigners supported by some senior family...
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Questions divorcing clients are embarrassed to ask

In my experience as a divorce and family law solicitor I find that people often feel embarrassed asking basic legal questions as they feel that they will look stupid.  I am asked the same questions time and time again...
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