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How do I start divorce proceedings?

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 | posted in Family

To begin divorce proceedings you need to have been married for at least a year. Either one of the parties can file a Divorce Petition with the court stating the marriage has 'irretrievably broken down'.

Domestic Violence - How to Get Help

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 | posted in Family

If you have experienced physical/sexual violence, threats (including threats by text, email or social media), emotional abuse, harassment or controlling behaviour from somebody...

What is a pre-nuptial agreement? What steps do I take if I am considering a pre-nuptial agreement?

Friday, 08 July 2016 | posted in Family

A pre-nuptial agreement (pre-nup) is an agreement entered into by a couple prior to their marriage which seeks to set out how their assets should be divided if they divorce in the future.

How can a solicitor help if there is a serious crisis regarding the care of your children?

Friday, 25 September 2015 | posted in Family

How can a solicitor help if there is a serious crisis regarding the care of your children? We are consulted after the police and social services are already involved because a parent or family member...

Resolving Issues Following Relationship Breakdown

Monday, 01 June 2015 | posted in Family

There are different ways to resolve issues with your partner and you can choose the most appropriate for your family.

What are the benefits of family mediation?

Saturday, 14 February 2015 | posted in Family

If you choose mediation to resolve your dispute with your former partner regarding children and/or financial issues, it has several advantages over court proceedings or other methods...

My relationship has broken down, what steps do I need to take?

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 | posted in Family

If you are married, you cannot begin divorce proceedings unless you have been married for over a year. A Divorce Petition must be issued by the court stating the marriage has "irretrievably broken down"...

What are Child Arrangements Orders?

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 | posted in Family

Child Arrangements Orders regulate who a child is to live with, spend time with or otherwise have contact with and when a child will live, spend time or otherwise have contact with a person.

Resolving family issues through mediation rather than the courts

Friday, 19 September 2014 | posted in Family

Here at Sampson Coward we have two family solicitors who are qualified mediators which means we can also offer co-mediation if appropriate.

Family Mediation at Sampson Coward Solicitors

Thursday, 17 July 2014 | posted in Family

Family Mediation is a voluntary process where a couple (or other family members) choose to meet with a neutral third person, a Mediator, to help them resolve issues themselves...

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