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Family Law

Family Law

Need a divorce lawyer but have no money?

If you are considering a divorce, a major concern is likely to be how you will pay for legal advice. At a time when finances are often already under considerable strain, fears about potential costs of legal fees puts many people off obtaining early legal advice. Paradoxically paying for legal advice can save you money. A solicitor will help you to understand your entitlements enabling you to make informed decisions and ultimately achieve a better settlement.

Family Law

It has only taken 47 years – finally No Fault Divorce

This is going to make a huge difference to sorting out your affairs following the decision to separate. Faced with the inevitable – resistant former Spouses are likely to be more willing to negotiate an agreement in relation to finances and children. Our outdated Divorce law 1973, has been a frustration for Family Lawyers for decades. We go into marriage freely and should be able to leave marriage freely. The Family Team at Samuel Phillips offer experienced advice and guidance.

Family Law

Separated parents – what will happen to my child if I die?

A common concern amongst separated parents is that if anything were to happen to them, their child could be sent to live with a parent with whom they have had no contact or do not have a good relationship with. Another concern is that their child may be forced to move away and will lose contact with their extended family and friends who’ve had an important role in their life.

Family Law

COVID-19 Outbreak and Divorce: What happens now?

The COVID19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has, in some cases, had a detrimental effect on many relationships as couples are forced to spend time together 24/7. For those going through a divorce, or considering a divorce, Jenny Goldstein and Sarah Ward of  Samuel Phillips Law, answer your questions as to how the COVID19 outbreak is affecting proceedings and should you be going through a relationship breakdown, what your options are during this time.

Family Law

Co-Parenting During Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic is creating special challenges for all of us, not least separated parents. Co-parenting children when separated is not without its challenges at the best times. With schools now closed and social distancing strongly encouraged, as family lawyers, we are increasingly being asked for advice on how to manage shared care arrangements.

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