Family Law, Child Law and Relationship Matters
We advise separating couples both on practical and legal aspects of their situation, either as spouses, civil partners or co-habitees, and regarding both their children and their finances.
We give guidance on financial separation, deeds of agreement, the fairness of a proposal and assist the parties to reach an amicable conclusion. We are committed to the Resolution Code of Practice, and offer a Collaborative Law process to solve the couple’s differences.
Where necessary, we conduct court proceedings in line with the Code of Practice, both in planned proceedings and in emergency applications. We deal with divorce, separation, and arrangements for children.
Associated considerations are the need for financial advice on the rearrangements that separation bring. Wills need to be reconsidered, there will be tax implications and insurance should be considered before matters are finalised. Bankruptcy may affect the “innocent” party in a way that may be quite unexpected and be seen as very unfair.
And for future planning, we advise on pre-nuptial agreements. For advice on these matters and other aspects of Family Law, please contact Ann Astbury.
Family Law news
As from Autumn of 2021, the divorce laws will change and ‘no-fault divorce’ will be introduced. This would be the first change in divorce laws for nearly 50 years. The current position in England & Wales is that there is only one ground for divorce and that is...
'No-fault' divorce bill backed by MPs Keep up-to-date with all the latest Family Law developments with Tassells. If you would like more information, please contact us on 01795 533337 and speak to our Family Law department.
A few years back I took my son on a day trip to France. I have a different surname to him and his father and I separated some years back. When we arrived at the French port for the journey home we were stopped by Border Force. They asked my son if I was his mother...