Do the Family Courts Favour Mothers?

Family Law Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland Do The Family Courts Favour Mothers

It has been a long-established belief, that where custody battles are concerned, the Family Court’s favour Mothers. It is indeed the case, that previously the ‘tender years doctrine’ was applied by Judges, who typically presumed that younger children were best placed with their mother, following the breakdown of their parent’s relationship. Why? Can a father …

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The Business Owner’s Divorce

The Business Owner’s Divorce Solicitors Newcastle

It is thirty years since I handled my first divorce case. When I started out I was dealing with simpler divorces. This would be a situation with no assets, often a short marriage with no children. As I progressed I dealt with perhaps the matrimonial home, some pensions and maybe some savings. This type of …

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Amazon – Tax Wives – Coming out of the Family Business

Amazon - Tax Wives - Coming out of the Family Business

News stories such as those in relation to Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos’, ongoing divorce. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46814557) highlight the complexity and gravity of financial settlements in proceedings which involve so-called ‘High Net-Worth’ Individuals – particularly where those individuals are embroiled in highly-successful businesses. Of course, not everyone will have a multi-million-pound divorce settlement, but the …

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Domestic Violence: Where’s the proof?

Domestic Violence: Where’s the proof

Domestic Violence: Where’s the proof? Family Law Solicitors – Gosforth, Newcastle and Sunderland By and large, ‘going to Court’ is something which people prefer to avoid, where there are other options available; it certainly isn’t a regular occurrence for most, and as a result, the process can be somewhat mystifying. One concept which parties may …

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Separating Parents Beware: Don’t Conflict Your Child

Separating Parents Beware Don’t conflict your child

Separating Parents Beware: Don’t Conflict Your Child. Family Law Solicitors – Gosforth, Newcastle and Sunderland If you’ve separated (or are separating) from the Mother or Father of your children, you’d be well advised to take note of new guidelines that are being rolled out by Cafcass – the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support …

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The Rise in Over-50s Divorce

The Rise in Over 50s Divorce

The Rise in Over-50s Divorce Family Law Solicitors – Gosforth, Newcastle and Sunderland Breaking up is hard to do – it’s a fact no less true simply because you’re more mature, and have a greater cache of life experience. If you’re divorcing over 50, there are some key points you may wish to consider from …

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Further Problems With Online Do It Yourself Divorces

The Problem With Online Do It Yourself Divorces

Further Problems With Online Do It Yourself Divorces Family Law Solicitors – Gosforth, Newcastle and Sunderland In response to press coverage about the dangers of naming a third party in DIY divorce papers, I started to think about other problems with Do It Yourself Divorces. The court or Quick Divorce sites lead you to believe …

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The Danger With Online Do It Yourself Divorce Forms

The Danger With Online Do It Yourself Divorce Forms

The Danger With Online Do It Yourself Divorce Forms Family Law Solicitors – Gosforth, Newcastle and Sunderland You may have read in the newspapers recently that the court service has just released new forms to help you to issue a Divorce Petition yourself. Already Divorce and Family Solicitors are concerned about the forms as they …

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If You Like Pina Coladas – Family Law Specialists Gosforth

Family Law Solicitors Gosforth, Newcastle and Sunderland

If You Like Pina Coladas. Family Law Solicitors – Gosforth, Newcastle and Sunderland In the United Kingdom, your overseas marriage will be recognised as legally valid so long as it complied with the relevant laws and formalities of the country where you were married. There was an interesting example of this is the recently publicised …

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If You Like Pina Coladas – Family Law Specialists Gosforth

Avoid a DIY Divorce, It Could Cost You a Fortune

Avoid a DIY divorce. It could cost you a fortune.

Avoid a DIY Divorce; It Could Cost You a Fortune. Family Law Solicitors – Newcastle and Sunderland A recent report from the Association of Business Recovery Professionals*– which reported on the major causes of insolvency in men and women – identified that while the leading cause of insolvency in men is the failure of their …

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Should Divorce Be a Blame Game?

Divorce Solicitors Newcastle Sunderland

Should Divorce Be a Blame Game. Family Law Solicitors – Newcastle and Sunderland As the Law Gazette reports, recent calls for the introduction of a more open provision for ‘no-fault’ divorce have been dismissed by Parliament Government rebuffs latest calls for no-fault divorce. This came despite support from Sir James Munby, the President of the …

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The Question Of ‘How Much?’ In Your Divorce.

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The Question Of ‘How Much?’ In Your Divorce. Family Law Solicitors – Newcastle and Sunderland In the wake of Valentine’s Day, we find our newsfeeds inundated with heart-warming stories of relationships which have gone from strength to strength; like the uplifting story of a local couple who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on the day …

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Securing the Arrangements for Your Children Post-Separation

Securing the arrangements for your child post-separation

Securing the Arrangements for Your Children Post-Separation: Expert Divorce Solicitors covering Newcastle and Sunderland When a married couple separates, it is possible – and indeed likely – that one or both parties will want to pursue a divorce through the Family Court; they may even wish to reach a Financial Settlement through the Courts – …

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Removing a child to live abroad, seek expert guidance quickly

Emmersons Solicitors Family Law Experts. Help with removing a child to move abroad.

At Emmersons Expert Family Law Solicitors, we are here to provide you with expert guidance quickly and clearly, hopefully reducing any worry or stress should this situation arise. These days we live in a mobile and multi-cultural society. When parents separate increasingly we are faced with not just disputes about with whom the children should live …

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Putting Children First – Family Law

Family Law Putting Children First

Arrangements for children.   New polling which was carried out by ComRes on behalf of family law organisation Resolution, has found that around eight out of ten children and young people with experience of parental separation or divorce would prefer their parents to split up if they are unhappy, rather than stay together. When asked …

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What Are Round Table Meetings?

Round Table Meetings – Family Law I have been practising Family Law for twenty four years and have been involved in thousands of cases involving Domestic Violence, Arrangements For Children, Divorce, Separation, Dissolution of Civil Partnerships, Financial Settlements, Co-habitation.. You name it, anything to do with the break up of a relationship and I have …

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Would you like to see your children at Christmas

Would you like to see your children at Christmas? Arrangements for Children. If you have separated from your partner this year then this may well be the first Christmas that you will not be living with your children. If so, have you made arrangements with your ex-partner so that you can both spend a reasonable …

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Do I really need a Consent Order?

Consent Orders, separations deeds. Newcastle Solicitors. Emmersons Solicitors Newcastle. When you separate from your spouse or civil partner you will need to reach an agreement about your finances. You can have a Separation Deed prepared which sets out the agreement you have reached. This may be suitable for couples who do not wish to divorce, …

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A meal ticket for life?

Newcastle Divorce Solicitors, Emmerson Solicitors, experts in Divorce Law. The popular press is very keen to report on high profile divorce cases. You know the ones, Russian oligarch’s wife obtains settlement of £2 million a year for the rest of her life…and she’s only 28! Back in the real world, where the vast majority of …

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Our Survey of call centre staff says…

Divorce Solicitors Newcastle. This Summer must have been very slow on the national news desks. I say that because every few days the nationals have been publishing survey results. Really they are just another way of businesses promoting their services. For example, the number of people who wished that they had never been married and …

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Help – I can’t get Legal Aid to fund my divorce!

Legal Aid. Divorce Solicitors Newcastle . Since April the 1st of this year (2013) it has become impossible for many people to obtain legal aid funding in respect of their divorce (or dissolution of civil partnership) and associated financial matters. Emmersons Solicitors Specialist Family Law team frequently deal with cases where one party has substantial assets …

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How long does it take to get a divorce?

Divorce Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland   How long does it take to get a divorce? Even if a divorce/dissolution is going to be straightforward I would always allow at least seven months. The procedure is as follows: The Petitioner, or their solicitor, should advise the Respondent that proceedings are about to be issued. It is considered bad practice not to …

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The kids are alright… aren’t they?

Collaborative Family Lawyer If you have recently separated from your partner you may be reeling with shock and trying to make sense of your life. However, your children may also be very confused and upset without you realising. Children can be very good at hiding how they feel, if they know that you are in …

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So who does own our love nest?

Property and Family Law As Emmersons Solicitors deals with property law and family law we have cases that crop up that often cover both areas. People often assume that as they put money into a house they must own it, others assume just because they live in a house that they must have a legal …

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September – the month of separations

Family Law Solicitors For some reason September sees a peak in the number of people separating from their partners. It is believed that one of the reasons is that a couple have been on holiday and spent more time together which serves to highlight their differences. Whatever the reason, you do not need to panic. …

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