Economic Abuse

(Since this blog was prepared, the Law Society Gazette has reported that unfortunately “Domestic Abuse legislation will fall…as a result of next month’s general election”) More and more we are seeing clients who have been the victim of a financially controlling partner. It is not always evident to a client that they may have been…

Is it time to consider a Pre-Nup?

It was recently announced that “Avengers” actress Elizabeth Olson has become engaged to musician Robbie Arnett. Sources close to the couple have claimed that they have taken their relationship to the next level with Robbie proposing. Both stars however are yet to confirm the happy news.   Often celebrities and other members of the public,…

How long will it take to get divorced

How long will it take to get divorced?

Rhona Royle, Head of Family Law at Wrigley Claydon Solicitors, comments: Only a few years back when posed with this question by a new client I’d have advised with some confidence “about 6 to 9 months”. Not any longer. Figures released for the first quarter of this year showed that the average time for getting…

Divorce and protecting family wealth. Wrigley Claydon family solicitors lawyers in oldhma manchester and todmorden

Divorce and protecting family wealth

As a family solicitor specialising in the financial aspects of relationship breakdown I work closely with my colleagues in our Wills & Probate team, led by Partner Rachel Damianou. Clients often require help from both teams to ensure their interests are taken care of fully. A relationship breakdown (be the parties married or not) is…

Sally Challen walks free as court rules out retrial for killing abusive husband

Domestic abuse isn’t always physical

We have recently seen an increase in clients seeking advice regarding a relationship breakdown due to domestic abuse that is not physical but falls into the category of behaviour referred to as “coercive control” Coercive control is defined as “an act or a pattern of acts of assaults, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse…

Divorce Reform

“AT LAST” – DIVORCE REFORM

The Government have “At Last” announced their intention to review the current procedure on divorce to consider introducing the “No fault Divorce” which would make the whole divorce process quicker and less confrontational. This will undoubtedly reduce the acrimony connected with the divorce process. Under the current procedure anyone wanting to start divorce proceedings must…