Following the introduction of no-fault divorce in 2022 and online divorce procedures, many people are choosing to deal with their divorce themselves to save money – often without taking any legal advice at all.
Tag: Family Law
The number of people choosing to enter into Prenuptial Agreements (‘Prenups’) has steadily been increasing over the years for various reasons. In this blog, we’ve explained more about Prenuptial Agreements and discussed some of the common reasons why many couples, not just the rich and famous, opt to enter into a prenup before marriage.
Bridge Law has invested in its Family Law division with the appointment of specialist Family Law Solicitor, Jill Walker, who has just joined the firm’s Holmfirth team.
When you separate or divorce from your partner, navigating day-to-day child arrangements can prove challenging. An aspect of building an effective co-parenting plan is to consider what will happen during school holidays – something we often see families forget about until very close to the time or after the holidays have already started.
Here, we’ve shared a brief guide to building a co-parenting plan for school holidays that puts the children’s needs at the forefront.
It’s that time again when we’re transitioning into the colder months and with that, Christmas is just a stone’s throw away. Whilst it may seem like there is plenty of time to make your Christmas plans, when co-parenting following separation, there is a lot more to consider and forward planning is always advised.
Nowadays, more and more couples live together like traditionally married couples do, but without feeling the want or need to get married, for many different reasons. Although no one, whether married or not, wants to think about their relationship ending or their partner passing away, everyone should understand their legal rights and the protections that are available to them in these situations – to make informed decisions on issues that may, at some point in future affect them – such as the choice of whether or not to enter into a cohabitation agreement.
Next month, on 6th April 2022 the much-anticipated changes to modernise divorce laws are coming into effect. The legislative reforms under ‘The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020’ aim to reduce conflict amongst couples ending their marriage or civil partnership. This blog shares what to expect from the changes.
Going through a divorce or legal separation is never easy and can be overwhelming. However, it is always recommended to try and resolve matters where possible, without involving the courts, which may trigger acrimony or aggravate an already acrimonious situation further. This is one of the reasons we are supporters of family mediation, which we know can help separating couples to move forward with their lives, in a way that works best for their family. In this article, we’ve shared some key benefits of family mediation to consider.
When we talk of spies we think of James Bond and the secret service but, sadly many people fall victim to the sinister effects of having their privacy invaded by a source much closer to home – a distrusting partner or obsessive ex who uses stalking as a way to control or intimidate the other party. This article highlights the subtle signs of spying to be aware of, how to protect yourself and, how to get help.
Understandably, the pandemic has enforced a sense of urgency to ensure we protect our loved ones should the worst happen to us. This has resulted in a surge of people of all ages amending their Wills or making a Will for the first time, to ensure their affairs are in order and their loved ones are protected. In this blog, we explain why making a valid Will is important no matter what your age and how the pandemic has changed the way we work – which may continue into the future.