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Aren't all family solicitors the same?

There are lots of different family solicitors and most will have the same general qualifications and experience – being a practising solicitor for example, or having some knowledge of family law. However, not all family solicitors are the same, and it...

What is spousal maintenance?

The courts are frequently tasked with the difficult question of whether maintenance should be paid to a former spouse or civil partner following divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership and, if so, how much and for how long. Following a divorce or...

Do I need a financial Court Order when getting divorced?

A financial Court Order is a type of Order that can be made when two people get divorced, or dissolve their civil partnership. It sets out the financial provisions for each party in the divorce or dissolution proceedings. Decree Absolute is the Order which...

How much does it cost to get divorced?

The cost to get divorced, or obtain a dissolution of a civil partnership, in England and Wales can vary depending on whether you obtain legal advice or not, and whether the proceedings are defended or “uncontested”. To issue a petition of...

Has registering a marriage just become more difficult?

The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Act 2019 came into force on 26 th May 2019. One of the key features of the Act was to extend civil partnerships to heterosexual couples. However, there is one part of the Act which seems to be...

Cohabiting couples fastest-growing family type according to ONS

In new statistics published this month, cohabiting families continue to be the fastest growing family type in the UK. The Office of National Statistics has this month published statistics on families and households, confirming that since 2008, there has...

Prenuptial Agreements - Frequently Asked Questions

We take a look at some common questions about pre- and post-nuptial agreements, in our latest series of blogs from Linda Hunter, head of Family Law. Do I need a pre-nuptial agreement?/ Should I have a pre-nuptial agreement? Pre-nuptial agreements are...

Common divorce questions answered

Continuing in our series of blogs about divorce, Linda Hunter, Head of Family Law, answers some more of your common questions. How do I get a “quickie” divorce There is no such thing as a “quickie” divorce. The same process for...

Unusual questions about divorce

Linda Hunter, Head of Family Law at Rowlinsons Solicitors provides answers to some of the more unusual questions she gets from client’s about divorce. Is my marriage legal in the UK if I got married abroad? If you are a British Citizen, but get...

Ending same sex relationships

Ending same sex relationships Linda Hunter, Head of Family Law at Rowlinsons Solicitors, answers some of your questions about the options available to same sex couples when ending their relationship. What are the grounds for divorce for a same sex...
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