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Category: Family

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Treated with Contempt: A Warning from the Family Court

A recent case which has seen an 83 year old man sent to prison for contempt of court offers a stark warning to litigants who may be tempted to treat proceedings less seriously than they ought. John Hart had been ordered to transfer his shares in a property development company to his ex-wife. Though he…

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Divorce and Dissolution: Ways to an End

The terms “divorce” and “dissolution” are often used interchangeably. No matter what the semantics, the end result is that the marriage or civil partnership comes to an end. In order to obtain a divorce or dissolution, you must have been married or in the civil partnership for at least 12 months before the issue of…

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The Myth of the ‘Quickie Divorce’

The press love to reference a “quickie divorce,” usually when writing about the latest celebrity marriage to come to an end. Often, the reporting gives a misleading impression – that by virtue of your fame, the path to a divorce is faster and smoother. Here, I look at why this is inaccurate and how effectively…

Immediate Changes to Legal Aid rules for victims of Domestic Abuse

Immediate Changes to Legal Aid rules for victims of Domestic Abuse

There is welcome news this week with significant amendments to the rules governing Legal Aid in family cases, which in the words of the Vice President of the Law Society ‘make it easier for victims to qualify for legal aid and access essential help and support.’ Tim Burt is a Solicitor in our Family law…

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From Cohabitation to Pre-Nups: Legal Considerations Pre-Marriage

For 21st century couples, it’s not just hearts and flowers. They may take a pragmatic approach, considering ways to legally safeguard their positions in a way that their parents’ generation would not. Cohabitation Agreement A Cohabitation Agreement formalises financial arrangements when couples aren’t married and merely choose to live together. It protects assets and how…

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National Cohabitation Week: An Expert’s Guide to the Law

The results of a poll commissioned to mark Cohabitation Awareness Week are being reported in the press-and they make interesting reading! Speaking to 2,000 adults, the poll found that nearly two in five British adults (37 per cent) wrongly think that unmarried couples who have lived together for more than two years are classified as…

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Female Genital Mutilation Prevention Orders: The Law Explained

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is defined by the NHS as a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed, but there is no medical reason for this to be done. It is often referred to as female circumcision. The NHS also reports that between April 2016 and March 2017, there were 9,179…

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Separating Parents and Child Arrangements: A Helpful Guide

Most separating parents are able to reach an amicable agreement as to decisions relating to their children. If this is not the case, there are options to consider. Lidia Foster is a Solicitor at our Castleford branch, and regularly helps parents in this type of situation. Here, Lidia offers a helpful overview. There is the…

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Family Law Services in Pudsey

Providing quality Family law services is crucial at Ison Harrison, and our Pudsey branch is no exception. Nigel Monaghan, who has over 30 years’ experience in dealing with all aspects of Family law, understands how important it can be to obtain early advice from a trustworthy professional. Understanding Family Law At Ison Harrison, we understand…

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New Family Law Clinic Launch in Otley

We are pleased to confirm that starting on Friday 19th May, we are holding a Family Law clinic at the Courthouse, Otley. Initially running for seven weeks, the clinic will be held between 12-2pm each Friday afternoon- no appointment is necessary. The clinic will be hosted by Sarah Laughey, Family Solicitor at our Ilkley branch….