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Posts tagged “Family Solicitors”

Recently MG Legal, Solicitors in Lancaster, have read the distressing story of a Chinese man having been detained by authorities there after selling his three-day old daughter to a couple on Social Media. 
Who are they, what do they do, and why were they established? 
 
No, we are not talking about food! We are, in fact, referring to MASHs, which stands for Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub. It is essentially a system made up of professional bodies such as the police, schools, doctors, and local authorities, formed to ensure the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. The system allows all reported incidents and concerns to be collated and investigated. 
It’s always nice to get good feedback from a happy client, so with our expert team of Solicitors in Garstang, Solicitors in Longridge and Solicitors in Lancaster receiving more and more nice reviews and thank you gifts, we thought that we would share our successes. 
Currently, the only reason for divorce are that of “irretrievable breakdown”, on the basis of one of the five grounds, which can be found here. The eagle -eyed among you will note that we highlighted back in January that change was coming, with Sir James Munby making his feelings in respect of the “blame game,” couples must play abundantly clear. 
Mother’s Day is upon us, and in the face of this, our team are here to de-bunk a common myth surrounding Mothers, and the rights they have. 
 
Mother’s Day is well known for being a day of celebrating our loved ones, usually the mothers, grandmas, and even their mothers. We buy gifts (which hopefully aren’t eaten before the big day!), and we spend some quality time with our family. However, on such a day, not all mothers are with their children. 
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. 
MG Legal, local divorce Solicitors, are constantly keeping up to date with various case law and judgements so that they can have a greater understanding of how the Court’s current policies, decisions and views could affect the outcome of your hearing. 
Your nearest divorce solicitors are still probably reeling from the dubiously dubbed “Divorce Day”; that is the first Monday back after Christmas. When couples who have been forced to spend time with one another other the Christmas break suddenly realise they want a divorce. 
 
But; startling divorce figures are not what’s making the News this week. Your nearest Solicitors and probably Solicitors far and wide for that matter are inundated with Prenuptial enquiries following the headline news that Amazon big chief Jeff Bezos may have one big pay out on his hands. 
Approximately 1115,000 couples divorce each year in England and Wales. If you need to seek advice in relation to Divorce Law and the Procedure, contact MG Legal, your local divorce Solicitors. Currently divorce law is based on a statute enacted in 1973 and it is argued that this law is hopelessly out of date. Certainly, there have been attempts at reform and more recently there have been requests for launching a campaign for ‘no fault’ divorce. Sir James Munby making his support for a ‘no fault divorce’ clear “The simple fact, to speak plainly, is that….the law which judges have to apply and the procedure which they have to follow are based on hypocrisy and a lack of intellectual honesty”. Read on to discover the current law. 
It is usually a topic that you wouldn’t really consider when getting divorce: what happens if your spouse (or recently ex-spouse) passes away. Unfortunately, it is a more common event than people would expect and it can, in some cases, change the outcome of proceedings in a dramatic way. 
 
In the case of WA v Executors of the Estate of HA & Others [2015] EWHC 2233 (Fam), WA, the wife of the deceased, appealed against a Consent Order on the basis that the Husband committed suicide 22 days after the Order was made. She argued that this constituted a Barder event, and she should therefore be entitled to claim back the sum already paid to the Husband. 

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