Child Maintenance Payments: How Are They Calculated?

Child maintenance payments are the jurisdiction of the Child Maintenance Service, not the family courts as many believe. Only in special cases, where child support is sought over and above the usual rate, would the family courts be involved. If you’re seeking child maintenance payments, here are the facts… […]

By |2019-12-10T10:25:02+00:00December 10th, 2019|Children, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is Parental Alienation? How Do You Fight Parental Alienation Legally?

Following your divorce, has your child become more hostile towards you without justification? Are you being denied access to your child despite sharing custody with your ex-spouse? It’s possible that you’re the victim of parental alienation. Here’s how to deal with parental alienation legally. […]

What is a Separated Parents Information Programme?

In most divorce cases, when parents cannot agree on child arrangements, the Family Court is asked to intervene and make a decision. As part of the process, the Court will instruct parents to attend a Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP), but what is a SPIP and what does it involve? […]

By |2019-10-29T08:22:15+00:00October 29th, 2019|Children, Divorce and Separation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is the Child Arrangements Programme?

The Child Arrangements Programme (CAP) was recently reviewed by the Private Law Working Group in response to a consultation commissioned by the President of the Family Division of the High Court. This blog explains what the CAP is and how it applies to child arrangements for divorcing or separating couples. The Family Division of the [...]

Divorce and Child Disputes: How do the Courts Decide Child Arrangements?

Divorce and child disputes can be contentious. Ideally, separating couples should find a solution that is in the best interests of their children, when deciding how much time they spend with each parent. If parents cannot settle a dispute between themselves or via family lawyers, either parent can make a court application. Divorce and child [...]

What are the key grounds for divorce?

There is only one legal ground for divorce in the UK – the irretrievable breakdown of your marriage. The Petitioner in divorce must prove that the marriage has broken down irrevocably when filing a petition with the court. Proof must be established under one or more of the following facts as grounds for divorce… [...]

What is Family Mediation? What Can You Expect from it?

Family mediation is often misunderstood, with many separating couples thinking that it’s a counselling session with the aim of getting couples back together. In fact, family mediation is an effective way to solve issues that arise following a marriage breakdown, keeping your case out of the courts and legal costs, down. […]

The Case for No Fault Divorce | Holland Family Law Leicester

Splitting from a partner is often a time of conflict and heartbreak. Divorce and separation puts families under enormous strain and current UK law makes the situation worse by effectively pushing couples to assign blame in order to force through a divorce or face a two-year or five-year wait! No fault divorce can change all [...]

Ask a Leicester Family Lawyer | Do Unmarried Couples Have Legal Rights? Part 1

The legal rights of unmarried couples are the cause of much confusion. In the event of a relationship breakdown, many unmarried partners are of the view that they are entitled to 50% of any assets held by their other half. Unfortunately, UK family law affords you no such luxury. So, what are your legal rights, [...]

Divorce Lawyers in Leicester | Should I Instruct a Family Lawyer at Christmas?

As professional divorce lawyers in Leicester, we know that strained relationships are tough at any time of year, but throw Christmas into the equation and those relationships usually reach a tipping point, as stress levels escalate. The fact is, 1 in 5 couples will instruct divorce lawyers this Christmas and New Year, as relationship turmoil [...]

By |2017-12-14T18:26:26+00:00November 23rd, 2017|Children, Divorce and Separation, Family Law|0 Comments