Areas of Law / Divorce and Family

Every year, more than 100,000 marriages in England and Wales end in divorce.

Going through a divorce or separation can be one of the most stressful times of anyone’s life, not only does it affect the relationship itself, but can also affect your family and children, your home and your finances.

Family law, whether it be divorce, separation, gaining access to your children or problems with an ex-partner, will affect many people at some point in their lives. Finding the answers to your situation and knowing what your legal rights are can be daunting. Our free legal advice can help answer some of those questions and help you decide what is right – personally, legally and financially – for you and your family.

Our family law experts can help you with a wide range of free legal advice covering:

  • Child arrangements
  • Child maintenance
  • Civil partnerships
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Divorce, separation or dissolution
  • Financial settlements
  • Injunctions
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements

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Divorce and Family Questions

My son’s wife has left him for another man. My son was in the army for 13 years, but his wife says she can now claim half of the pension that rightly belongs to him. They have three children, one of whom has stayed with him. He is now awaiting divorce.

I was married for 14 years. We split up for a while and she bought a house in her sole name. When we got back together I paid the mortgage since she was at college. However we’ve now been divorced for three years and she has moved her boyfriend in. She says I’ve no claim on the house since my name is not on the deeds and there’s no proof I paid for anything.

My partner is considering moving into my house. We discussed drawing up a prenuptial agreement, but we read that, after two years, one partner can claim half of the other’s estate. Would this override a prenuptial agreement on my death, or the break-up of the relationship?

I have been married for three years, and my wife’s children from a previous marriage live with us. Their father is still very much on the scene, and they stay with him at weekends. I would like to adopt them; what rights do I have, and how would I go about it?

I’ve been divorced and I want to drop my married name and either revert to my maiden name or take a new surname. What are the formalities and legalities connected with this?

I have paid maintenance for my son since the day he was born. When the CMS came into being I had to make my payments through them. I have been told that I can stop paying towards his upkeep when he reaches the age of 18 if I wish, which will be in six months’ time. Is this correct?

I bought my own house three years ago. I was considering asking my girlfriend to move in with me, but I’m told me that after six months she would be classed as my common law wife. Is this true, and would she therefore be entitled to half the house if we were to split up?

My father-in-law died three months ago, leaving his estate to my husband and his brother. My husband and I have since started divorce proceedings, and I wondered whether I or my three children will have any claim on the estate?

I split up with my partner a year ago. We have two young daughters, whom I’ve been seeing at weekends and also during the week. But now I’ve got a new girlfriend my ex-partner won’t let me see them at all. Where do I stand?

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