Clean break orders – protecting your finances after divorce

Did you know that a Decree Absolute may not be the end of your financial obligations to your ex-partner? Without a Consent Order, otherwise known as a ‘clean break order’, in place your ex-spouse is able to make a claim over your finances at any time. A Clean Break Order is a mutually agreed financial […]

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Opposite-Sex Civil Partnerships

The 31st December 2019 marked the first day that opposite-sex couples could form civil partnerships. The Civil Partnership (Opposite-Sex Couples) Regulations 2019 changed the definition of civil partnership provided in section 1(1) of the Civil Partnership Act 2004, so as to remove the words “of the same sex”. Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan began their […]

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No Fault Divorce

The Government’s Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill proposes changes to the divorce process to remove the concept of fault. Blame Game Currently the law requires that the marriage has irretrievably broken down and this must be proved by reliance on one of the following facts: Adultery Unreasonable behaviour Desertion 2 years separation, to which the […]

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Local Drink Drive Statistics | Woodfines Solicitors

Local drink and drug driving conviction rates revealed

MoneySuperMarket, the insurance comparison website, recently analysed the 6.4 million quotes given on the website for car insurance in the year to date to 31st October 2019, in order to find the combined drink and drug driving conviction rate per 1,000 drivers across the UK. Whilst the analysis from the website deals with a relatively […]

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Enforcement of Judgment Debts and Costs Orders | Woodfines Solicitors

Enforcement of Judgment Debts and Costs Orders

So, you have obtained a Judgment or Costs Order against the person or company who owes you money, which now concludes your matter…or does it? If the Judgment debt goes unpaid, what then? This is a circumstance which can affect a range of legal issues. Whilst we hope that all Judgments and/or costs orders will […]

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Child Arrangements at Christmas | Woodfines Solicitors

Child Arrangements Around the Festive Period

Christmas is a special time of year and for most, a happy and joyous occasion and an opportunity to spend quality time focusing on their family.  However, for separated parents, the festive season can be dampened by disputes and tension arising over contact and how a child’s time should be divided. Naturally, every parent wants […]

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