A Guide to Mediation Mediation is a good option that offers most people an alternative and better way of resolving any difficult disputes upon separation. It can take place either by sitting down together in a room or via Teams or Zoom with an experienced mediator. Mediation is a good option for resolving your issues more … [Read more...] about What is mediation?
Can we just have one solicitor for our divorce? For all of my career until now, the answer has basically been no but now, thanks to Resolution Together, I am able to offer a new service launched by Resolution in 2022. Quite frequently over the past 30 years, someone separating has phoned my office saying that they and their … [Read more...] about Resolution Together – One Lawyer Two Clients
Prenuptial (premarital) and postnuptial (postmarital) agreements are becoming more and more popular over recent years and are not just for the super wealthy! Once a couple enter into a marriage, all assets owned either jointly or solely become ‘matrimonial assets’ and are added to a joint pot unless specifically protected. What … [Read more...] about What are Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements?
This article was originally published on the authors website here: What’s Fault Got to Do with It? About the author Jemma Wentworth is a family lawyer who offers family law services throughout the UK as a Consultant Legal Executive for Ann McCabe Solicitors. You can find her on Linkedin here or on her website here … [Read more...] about What’s Fault Got to Do with It?
In a rare interview, the most senior judge in England and Wales has explained how separating parents "f**k you up" (a reference to the poem by Philip Larkin). His Honour Judge Andrew Macfarlane, President of Family Division, spoke to Broadcasting House on Radio 4 on 24 July 2022. You can listen to the full interview here (about … [Read more...] about How separating parents “do your head in” explains family judge HHJudge MacFarlane
Tips for co-parenting after separation By Sammi Lindop Family Lawyer When families go through separations it not only affects the adults but also the children of the family. Resolution have put together a guide to help support parents in making the transition of separation as easy as possible with some useful tips to help … [Read more...] about How do we parent after Separation? – a guide from Resolution
What is a no fault Divorce? By Sammi Lindop The new Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 is due to come in force on 6 April 2022. This will introduce the new ‘no fault’ divorce making the divorce process less acrimonious and in turn, the aim is to make the process of sorting out associated matters such as finances and … [Read more...] about No Fault Divorce becomes Law
By Sarah Longley A lot of people ask "Can I still claim after divorce?" When couples decide to separate, there is a lot to consider beyond the formality of deciding to file for Divorce/Dissolution. It is often thought that bringing a marriage/civil partnership to an end has the effect of severing all ties between … [Read more...] about Financial claims do not end on divorce
Ann McCabe solicitors in Newcastle-under-Lyme were absolutely delighted to welcome Sarah Longley to the team on 4 January 2022. She is a fully qualified solicitor who has specialised in family law throughout her legal career. Ann McCabe says: "Sarah is a fantastic addition to the team. I love her passion for family law, … [Read more...] about Sarah Longley Family Solicitor joins Ann McCabe Solicitors
By Ann McCabe Representing yourself in court is increasingly common but can be a risky strategy. Getting expert legal advice at the beginning can avoid costly mistakes. The risks of representing yourself in court Anyone considering representing themselves in court should watch this video on the BBC website: Does it ever pay … [Read more...] about Does it ever pay to represent yourself in court?