Hayes Law Solicitors & Advocates LLP has partnered with Nucleus Law Centre to provide free legal advice for family law matters (including Divorce, Domestic Violence, Children Matters & Finance Disputes). Nucleus Law Centre has helped thousands of people since its inception in 1974 & is a member of adviceuk the largest group of independent advice…

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If you’ve decided that divorce is the right option for you, it’s crucial you know everything about the process. Our infographic below aims to provide an outline of the process followed from start to finish There is only one ‘Ground’ for divorce and that is the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage. However, there are ‘five…

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How long do I need to have been married for before I can apply for a divorce? You need to have been married for at least a year before you can issue court proceedings.

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A private members bill is likely to be reintroduced in the new session of Parliament, calling for the current legislation governing divorce in England and Wales to be changed. At present if Parties have been separated for less than two years, then one party must petition against the other on the basis of their spouses unreasonable behaviour….

At Hayes Law we understand how difficult it is to sometimes take the first step in seeking help when you feel you are trapped in a helpless situation. It may be that you are suffering physical, emotional, mental or financial abuse at the hands of your partner or family member. Domestic abuse can take different…

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The beginning of a new year is a good time to reflect on matters after the holiday season has come to an end. If you are concerned about matters concerning your relationship with a partner or there are issues in relation to your children, now is the time to seek legal advice. People are often…

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Two ex-wives have taken their cases to the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court, in an attempt to increase their divorce settlements. Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil argue that their ex-husbands misled Judges about how much they were worth. If they win their final legal battle, the landmark ruling will have significant consequences…

HMCTS has recently confirmed that by October 2015 all undefended divorce petitions in the South East and London will be processed at the recently opened Bury St Edmunds Divorce centre. The work is currently being transferred on a phased basis and it is envisaged that the work of all 45 divorce courts will be transferred…

A round up of this month’s news across family law: Irish referendum on same sex marriage This month saw Ireland vote in favour of their constitution being amended in respect of same sex marriage. Almost 62% of Irish voters were in favour of legalising same-sex marriage, and is therefore this is the first time that…

Care proceedings happen when a local authority decides it must apply to the court for an order to either remove a child from a parents care or to make sure the parent is supervised. These orders are applied for under The Children Act 1989. There are many of reasons why care proceedings may be started,…

 

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