Changes to Divorce Laws

On 6th April 2022 the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force, bringing about significant changes to divorce laws and procedures. Under the new rules there will no longer be a requirement to blame the other party or wait for a minimum of 2 years separation before seeking a divorce. It will [...]

2022-06-23T09:47:38+00:00March 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Twenty-eight divorce petitions dismissed

In the recent case of Yorston & Ors, Re (Matrimonial Causes Act 1973: Improper Petitions), the Family Court dismissed 28 divorce petitions, all of which alleged unreasonable behaviour. The petitions had all been drafted by the same company on behalf of the petitioner and contained identical particulars and behaviour allegations. The Family Court found that [...]

2022-06-23T09:44:22+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Matrimonial|0 Comments

No Fault Divorce will come into force on 6 April 2022

It has been announced that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force on 6th April 2022. This will allow married couples to divorce without assigning blame. Currently the law provides that unless a couple lives separately for at least 2 years then they may only divorce if one person blames the [...]

2022-06-23T09:53:23+00:00June 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Conclusion to High Profile £450m Divorce Battle

The ex-wife of a Russian billionaire has won a High Court case against her eldest son after he was found to have helped his father protect his assets from his mother’s claims. After an award of £453,576,152 was made in December 2016, Mrs Justice Knowles described Mrs Akhmedova as having been the ‘victim of a [...]

2021-04-29T18:43:54+00:00April 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lancaster Family Justice professionals mark good divorce week 2020 with free advice sessions

We are showing our support for Good Divorce Week 2020 by offering free advice sessions and reduced rate appointments to families later this month.   Good Divorce Week is an annual campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their children first. Organised by Resolution, a community of more than 6,500 family [...]

2020-11-19T15:08:30+00:00November 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feedback Friday

We have recently received great feedback from a client for Anna Wilkinson, one of our solicitors who specialises in matrimonial and family law: "Anna was extremely helpful throughout, very quick and efficient. I feel like she went above and beyond explaining everything to me and led to an excellent conclusion. Very happy with the service [...]

2020-10-23T07:08:45+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Costs in Family Proceedings

In family law proceedings each party will usually be responsible for their own legal fees. However, in the recent case of OG v AG, when the Court was being asked to consider an application for costs, penalties were imposed against both parties for their litigation conduct and failure to negotiate. The husband’s litigation misconduct lead [...]

2020-09-21T17:53:01+00:00September 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An End to the Blame Game?

New laws introducing ‘no fault’ divorces in England and Wales have been given the Royal Assent. Under the current law blame must be attributed to one party to have a divorce unless you have been separated for at least 2 years by alleging either adultery or unreasonable behaviour. The new law means that, to start [...]

2020-07-07T11:00:34+00:00July 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fixed Fee Appointments

We understand that in these difficult times your family difficulties haven’t gone away, or that they may have even got worse. That’s why we are still here for you and are able to offer you our fixed fee initial advice meeting remotely. The meeting will be with one of our specialist family solicitors and will [...]

2020-05-15T09:19:33+00:00May 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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