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Posts tagged “Family Law Lancaster”

Knowing how often you will get to see your child following a divorce or separation can be hard, especially if you don't always get on with your former partner, however MG Legal's teamare here to provide you with advice on how your visiting time should be split. 
MG Legal, were surprised to read that Senior lawyers are urging members of the judiciary to learn how to interpret emojis. Whilst your local divorce solicitors know that many of you understand that emoji’s are the little symbols commonly used when texting which depict smiling faces, animals, food and the weather, to a typical high court Judge the use of such symbols can be somewhat confusing. 
You may have read our previous blog (which you can find here) on legal aid cuts, and the effects on law firms such as your Solicitors in Lancaster, MG Legal. Well now there is a further development: The Ministry of Justice has published a plan, which outlines action needed to support the legal industry, and members of the public accessing legal services. 
 
Currently in family law, legal aid is only available for cases where domestic abuse has been a factor, whether that is to do with child contact or divorce proceedings. Now, the MoJ is proposing to expand legal aid coverage to include Special Guardianship Orders (by Autumn 2019) and cases to do with separated migrant children (by Spring 2019). 
'Legal Aid' written in black lettering, with two books and some glasses next to it, with a gavel.
Let’s say for arguments sake you’ve spent 7 years with your other half, that’s countless nights of listening to them snore and God knows what else (get the window open), or fighting over the duvet. You’ve argued about which Netflix series to watch, in fact I can whole heartily guarantee that one of you has committed the ultimate betrayal and watched the next episode behind your partner’s back (you Villain!!). 
A small house with a door, and two windows to the right of the door,with an arrow drawn to a couple of boxes on a moving trolley, with an arrow drawn to a moving van, with an arrow drawn to a new house with a window followed by a door and another window, all drawn onto a black wall with blue chalk.
Following recent observations made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority – the SRA, your conveyancing solicitors will soon be required to publish their fees on their website for all to see. This has been brought about by the SRA striving for transparency throughout matters, with full and frank information regarding fees being available from the outset. 
Following the case of Owens v Owens, which has made headlines on more than one occasion in recent months, the Government are proposing making changes to Laws surrounding divorces, to minimise the stress and anxiety it causes the parties involved. 
 
MG Legal Lancaster Solicitors have summarised the main points of the report, to help you understand what it entails. 
Just because a person does not necessarily live in the United Kingdom their whole life, this does not mean that they are not entitled to issue divorce proceedings here. 
Whilst reports spiral about £400 million divorce rumours, spats between celebs would not normally trouble us. Caveat.. they wouldn’t normally trouble MG Legal, family Solicitors Lancaster, they do bother me…love the celeb gossip! 
MG Legal, local divorce Solicitors, were shocked to discover Triple talaq, as it is commonly called, is an ancient and controversial Islamic practice where a man divorces a woman by saying the word talaq, the Arabic word for divorce, three times.  
 
The practice, which should take three months, is often instantaneous and there are even reports of it being delivered by phone or text message. On the flip side, many UK divorces take anywhere between 6 weeks and 12 months once the papers are in. The practice of triple talaq, by contrast, often sees women being forced to leave the family home instantly, and in many cases becoming single mothers in a matter of minutes. 
Keeping up-to-date with case law, may not be fun for you. However, as your local divorce solicitors, we don’t just switch off at 5pm and head home – we are here to keep in the know on your behalf! In doing so, we’ve stumbled upon a recent case whereby a husband sought to argue that the wife’s financial claims had been finalised during Judicial Separation Proceedings, and that she was not entitled to make a further claim during the Divorce proceedings. 

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