The use of language in divorce cases

The use of language in family cases

Family Solutions is a group of professionals from different disciplines who assembled in 2020 with the aim of improving the experience of those who are separating. They say that the use of language is crucial to shift mindsets away from “adversity and battles”, towards safety, wellbeing, and child welfare. They have proposed five principles of…

What happens to pets in a divorce

What happens to pets in a divorce?

With pet ownership increasing significantly over lockdown and divorce rates rising just as rapidly it raises the question of who gets the pet in the event of a divorce? To many their pet is a part of their family, according to PDSA (People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals) 52% of adults in the UK currently own…

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The Cost-of-Living Crisis and Divorce

As the rates of energy, fuel and household bills continue to increase, families across the UK adjust budgets and cut costs to manage the rising cost of living crisis. But what does this uncertainty mean for divorcing couples? The Office for National Statistics has reported, due to the on-going increase in everyday living costs, individuals…

Costs in Child Cases - Wrigley Claydon Solicitors family lawyers in oldham manchester and Todmorden

Costs in Children cases

The general rule in relation to costs in family law matters is that each party to proceedings shall pay their own legal costs. This is the starting point for all applications that come before the Court. Children cases rarely produce an award for costs. The reasons for this are as follows; firstly, as stated in…

3 Misconceptions of the new Divorce Law - Family Solicitors in Oldham Manchester and Todmorden

3 Misconceptions of the new Divorce Law

In April of this year, the law on divorce is set to change. ‘No fault divorce’ will allow couples to divorce without having to cite blame.  They will no longer need to rely on one of the 5 facts (behaviour, adultery, 5 years separation, 2 years separation with consent, desertion). This change hopes to reduce…

Elton John’s ex-wife Renate Blauel launches legal action against singer 32 years after split

Sir Elton John and ex-wife Renate Blauel have settled a legal dispute caused by the singer’s autobiography and film Rocketman. In June 2020 Blauel alleged that John had broken the terms of the couple’s divorce deal by publicly discussing the pair’s marriage which ended in 1988. In the legal proceedings Blauel had asked for damages of approximately £3m and an injunction preventing…