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Family & Divorce

Breaking up is hard to do, particularly in an economic crisis – how can we help?

When your relationship is already under strain, money worries can often prove to be the last straw. And as the cost of living crisis continues to bite, this is certainly what divorce lawyers are... Read full article

Weddings law reform – could it be just what you’re looking for?

An in-depth review of 70-year-old weddings law in the UK has come out overwhelmingly in favour of radical reform. As well as proposing that the system is freed up to allow couples greater choice over... Read full article

How to make sure you avoid a post-divorce financial claim

An incredible 40% of divorcing couples are failing to sort out the financial side of separation, according to the latest government statistics. Out of 30,600 divorces, just 12,500 couples got as far... Read full article

Online divorce – making sure you get the financial side right

Since ‘no-fault’ divorce was introduced last month (April 2022), there has been a 50% rise in the number of applications – many from couples who were waiting until they could end their... Read full article

Thinking of divorce? The top ten tips to help you get the most from a free half hour session with our specialist lawyers

Here at Wards Solicitors, we know how overwhelming it can feel to contemplate separation and divorce, particularly when there are children involved. That’s one of the reasons we offer, where... Read full article

Do you want a ‘friendly’ divorce? How a collaborative lawyer can help

The singer Adele may be recently divorced but she remains on good terms with her former husband and father of their eight-year-old son. “Nothing bad happened,” she confessed recently in a... Read full article

Historic divorce law changes – what you need to know

At long last, the ‘no fault’ divorce bill will come into on 6 April – a move welcomed by everyone here in Wards Solicitors’ Family Law and Divorce team. It is the biggest shake-up of divorce... Read full article

We’re getting divorced – how will we pay the school fees?

We’re getting divorced – how will we pay the school fees? Amidst the emotional turmoil of separation and divorce, worrying about how any school fees for your children will be met going forward... Read full article

Parental alienation: what to do if you think your ex is turning your child against you.

A growing number of parents caught in the crossfire of a relationship breakdown are citing parental alienation – where they feel their child is being turned against them by the other parent – as... Read full article

Ten tips for a smooth and amicable divorce

It’s never going to be easy but divorce doesn’t have to be a battlefield.  As part of Resolution’s Good Divorce Week 2021, we explain what you can do to ensure your break-up is as pain... Read full article

Are you a silver splitter? Make sure you get the later life divorce settlement you want.

Bill and Melinda Gates decided to divorce after 27 years of marriage, actor Colin Firth and Livia Giuggilo lasted 22 years while entrepreneur Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott called it a day at 25... Read full article

Female same-sex parents and parental responsibility

The number of same-sex couples who jointly raise and parent a child together is rising. In 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics, there were 212,000 same-sex families in the UK, up by... Read full article

What happens to our family business if we divorce?

Getting divorced is hard enough but when there is a business involved, it can make the split even more complicated and painful. In England and Wales, businesses are considered as matrimonial assets... Read full article

Should cryptocurrency be included in a divorce settlement?

When it comes to the financial side of divorce, couples are under a legal obligation to fully and frankly disclose their income and assets – and increasingly, that includes cryptocurrencies like... Read full article

‘No fault’ divorce coming next year

A definite date has finally been set for the long-awaited introduction of the ‘no fault’ divorce bill. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill will come into force on 6 April 2022, at last... Read full article

Mediation voucher scheme for separating parents

A new mediation scheme to help separating parents resolve their difficulties amicably and away from the courtroom has been welcomed by Wards Solicitors’ Family Law and Divorce team. The government... Read full article

Thinking about a post-lockdown divorce? You’re not alone

The number of couples considering divorce has increased since the Covid-19 lockdown, according to statistics from several different sources. Spending an increased amount of time together is great... Read full article

How a collaborative divorce lawyer can make all the difference

Divorce is tough. But choosing a collaborative lawyer to help you through the process can make a significant difference to what is an understandably emotional experience. As one divorcee, who had... Read full article

Has your wedding been postponed due to Covid-19?

2020 will be a year to remember for a number of reasons. For many, it will be the disappointment of delaying the date, postponing the party and waylaying the wedding until 2021. Why not use this time... Read full article

No-fault divorce gets the go ahead

The long-awaited ‘no-fault’ bill divorce bill has finally been given the green light by parliament – a change welcomed by our highly experienced team of family lawyers at Wards Solicitors. The... Read full article
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