Marking their 40th anniversary, Resolution is pushing to accommodate the changing dynamics of modern relationships, bringing to light the pressing need for increased legal protection for cohabiting individuals. At Ann McCabe Solicitors, we are proud to support Resolution's Awareness Week 2023, during which the organisation has … [Read more...] about Closing Legal Gaps in Modern Relationships for Resolution’s Awareness Week 2023
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?
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?
A new way to share care of children following separation? By Sammi Lindop 24th August 2021 What is bird nesting? Bird nesting is a new trend that seems to becoming more and more popular between separated parents. This is a simple idea. After divorce or separation the children remain living in the family home whilst … [Read more...] about “Bird Nesting”
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced permanent relief from stamp duty land tax for first time buyers, effective from today. First-time buyers wanting to purchase a property up to £500,000 will not pay stamp duty on the first £300,000 and will pay 5% from £300,000-£500,000. Relief applies where: there is a purchase … [Read more...] about Budget 2017: Stamp duty relief for first time buyers. Is it worth having?
Free Legal Advice Clinic Wednesday 23rd November 2016 Ann McCabe offers free legal advice over the telephone at any time. However, you may prefer to meet her face to face to answer your questions. Sometimes people just need a brief chat to get an idea about what is involved before deciding to instruct a solicitor or may just … [Read more...] about Free Legal Advice Clinic Wednesday 23rd November 2016