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Posts tagged “Lancaster Family Solicitors”

Finally it’s here! That big old yellow thing is back in the sky, and suddenly the world seems a happier place; so what better way to celebrate than planning your jollies!!  
 
Gathering the kids and jumping on a plane, ready to lay on the beach with an ice cold drink and bathe in the sun. Sounds perfect doesn’t it? But, for some, it isn’t as easy as it sounds - not when there’s an ex-partner involved, and the question of whether they will even let you leave the country with your child in the first place. 
A pool of clear, blue water, with over 10 flamingo floats floating on top.
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. 
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. 
When you are faced with a difficult situation, such as a divorce, separating from your partner, or you are having child contact issues, you may decide that you want to get legal help. However, it may be that you’re not sure of the costs involved and you’re wondering whether you will get any help with the fees. Well, at MG Legal, expert solicitors in Lancaster, we want you to know what fees you will be paying upfront, so that you’re not worrying about it throughout your matter. 
A Prenuptial Agreement which needs to be completed, with two gold wedding bands resting on top, overlapping.
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.
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! 
Now, quite often things can become heated over Christmas. Quite a few people consume alcohol, and, well let’s face it, it’s a long time to spend with family consecutively – regardless of how much you love them, right? 
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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