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How Family Mediation can help Resolve Family Disputes

At Thornton Jones Solicitors, we understand that navigating through family disputes can be challenging. In this blog we explore the effectiveness of mediation – a game-changer when it comes to resolving conflicts and fostering positive outcomes for everyone involved. When separating or divorcing there is often tension between the couple as they embark on a journey […]

When we divorce, I only want what is fair.

Author:

Jane Auty

It is important to understand that there is no legal definition of fairness, however it is determined on a balance scale. The starting point for division of matrimonial assets is 50/50, however there is the potential to depart from equality in certain cases depending on the circumstances of the matter.  The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 […]

When I divorce will I have to sell the house?

Author:

Jane Auty

Depending on the circumstances, you may not need to sell your house, however this cannot be guaranteed as every situation is different.  After the assets of the marriage have been established, the next consideration is how the assets will be divided, including whether the house needs to be sold, or if one party stays in […]

I want a divorce. What should I do?

Author:

Jane Auty

The decision to separate or divorce is a personal one which can only be made by the individuals involved. If you decide to separate, then you can do this informally and reach agreement as to how your assets are to be divided.  It can often be too soon to think about divorce, and if this […]

If I were to separate or divorce, what would I be entitled to?

Author:

Jane Auty

There is no one, simple answer to this question, as it is very difficult to know what each person is entitled to as this depends on individual circumstances. The starting point for dividing matrimonial assets is 50:50. Matrimonial assets include things such as money (including savings and investments), property, pensions, businesses, vehicles etc. The Court […]

Surrogacy – Are intended parents recognised from birth?

A government-commissioned review of the existing surrogacy laws has concluded that “intended parents of a child born to a surrogate mother should be able to get legal parenthood from the point of birth”. But what is surrogacy? What is the current Surrogacy Law in the UK? And What are the new surrogacy laws being proposed? This blog […]

Five reasons why you might need a Prenuptial Agreement

Author:

Jane Auty

It may seem odd, or even counter-intuitive, to be discussing separation and divorce at a time when you are finalising your wedding plans, but with around one third of marriages ending in divorce, statistics should prompt you to at least consider what the financial outcomes might be were you to divorce. A prenuptial isn’t just intended […]

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