2nd December 2016
Many of us are beginning to think of Christmas, all those presents to buy, the food to organise and the excitement of the day. As a Family Lawyer, I know from experience that not everyone will be looking forward to Christmas as this is the time a lot of couples think about ending their relationship.
From the love of horses to the love of law
15th March 2016
Anyone who knows me will know that I have a passion for horses.From an early age I was drawn to their strength , kindness and beauty.
Christine McNeish – Matrimonial and Family Law expert
9th March 2016
Christine McNeish is a Matrimonial and Family Law expert having acted for clients for over 20 years. She is a member of Resolution, the organisation for Family Law Solicitors who are committed to achieving the best possible results for their clients in the best possible way.
Ipswich Building Society pave the way in divorce
26th January 2016
When a relationship breaks down the emphasis at the beginning is generally emotionally driven with both parties trying to come to terms with the breakdown. It is often a shock when dividing the assets that your living standards may drop significantly.
Ministry of Justice – DIY finances on Financial Settlements
18th December 2015
Couples advised to check their Financial SettlementsMany divorcing couples have resorted to a ‘Do-It-Yourself’ approach in recent months but the perils of not getting good legal advice can be far reaching and disastrous.A recent example of this has come to light today whereby couples using the Ministry of Justice Financial Form (called a Form E) may have entered into a final court order to their detriment.
Is it all over?
7th December 2015
It is sometimes difficult to know if your relationship has just hit a rough patch or, from experience, the signs suggest it is all over.There are various approaches and different signs but the common ones are:Failing to communicate Hardly any or no sexual relationship You pick fights and everything your partner does annoys you You avoid future plans Lost interest in your partner Lack of verbal or physical affection You are happier alone rather than with your partner You think about breaking up and ending the relationship You are bored spending time together and prefer not to You don’t care or respect your partner anymoreDeciding to break up is a very personal and difficult decision and once it is made you embark on a long process.
Could you be in the same position as Mrs Gohil and Mrs Sharland?
15th October 2015
2015 has been a very interesting year, with a number of unusual decisions by Judges in Matrimonial cases; two recent Supreme Court decisions have changed the advice we give to clients, which could result in your being entitled to more from your divorce settlement; even if it was some time ago.
DIY Divorce – Is it a good idea?
15th September 2015
When a marriage breaks down the most common reaction is to feel a sense of failure and isolation.According to the Office of National Statistics, it is estimated that around 42% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce.