Divorce And Family Articles
After Christmas, employees not only have to deal with a poor relationship on a personal level, they also have to come into work and continue to act professionally despite the emotional turmoil going on in their head.
Solicitor Emma Piff looks at the latest UK divorce statistics and identifies some interesting trends
James Haworth named in Leicester's Top 12 Best Divorce & Family Lawyers 2019
Emma Piff, family solicitor at Lawson-West provides insight into the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing opposite-sex couples the choice to opt for a Civil Partnership, something only permitted to same-sex couples until now.
BREAKING NEWS - The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, which aimed to bring in a system of no-fault divorce, has also been automatically dropped as a result of the Prime Minister proroguing Parliament.
In this article we look at divorce and separation from the children’s perspective and consider ways to limit the impact of this life-changing event.
From time to time we profile a Lawson-West lawyer for the interest of our clients and contacts.
This month’s MEET THE LAWYER features James Haworth.
Have the winter blues got you thinking about planning your summer getaway? With January finally out of the way, weekend plans are filling up and many families are turning their attention towards this year’s summer holidays.
James Haworth, Head of Family Law at Lawson-West Solicitors reflects on the events of 2018, what we learned and how they will shape Divorce Law in the year ahead.
Lawson-West Solicitors are thrilled to be involved with the Leicester Business Festival 2018, the region’s largest business event. The Leicester Business Festival is an annual, two-week festival incorporating hundreds of free business events staged by local organisations within the local vicinity.
Separating isn’t a decision that is taken lightly. Whether it was your decision or your partner’s you’re still likely to experience a rollercoaster of emotions. Married or not the consequences can be equally difficult.
The Government has announced plans to reform divorce laws, something that hasn’t been updated in 50 years despite colossal changes in modern society. In the past 50 years there has been a sharp rise in the number of marriages ending in divorce and the process is often unpleasant for those involved. Considered ‘archaic’ the reform is being welcomed by many.
The recent case regarding an unmarried mother of four’s right to receive this allowance has highlighted the difference in the rights of cohabiting, unmarried couples compared to those of couples who are married or in a civil partnership.
‘Schools out for summer’ is music to the ears for school children, less so for parents however. The prospect of having six weeks off school is really exciting but for parents, particularly separated ones, it can be a logistical nightmare. Juggling work commitments and child care arrangements can be a balancing act and when there is an ex-partner involved the level of complexity can often increase some more.
Since 2005 same sex couples have been able to form civil partnerships and in 2014 were granted the right to marry. Heterosexual couples can marry but cannot form civil partnerships and there is a call for this to be changed.
This week there has been a momentous breakthrough leading to a possible change, away from marriage. A heterosexual couple have won their legal bid for the right to have a civil partnership instead of marriage.