Divorce

Freelancing: a new era?

Despite some high-profile naysaying early on, the introduction of freelance solicitors may yet re-shape the legal landscape

Child contact charity reports fall in solicitors’ referrals

The proportion of referrals from solicitors to the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC) has fallen by 46 percentage points since 2009/10.

Divorcing couples opt for fixed fees

Nearly two-thirds of couples divorcing or dissolving a civil partnership now pay fixed fees – but final legal fees for many were higher than expected, a new report has shown.

On the farm

Farming divorces typically involve complex business ownership structures and require special care, as Laura Martin explains

Online divorce petitions: a cry for help?

A smaller number of online divorces proceed to a final divorce decree absolute than paper petitions, according to recent figures from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).

Lawyer struck off for unregulated divorce practice

A family lawyer has been struck off after creating an unregulated online divorce service in order to avoid sharing the revenues with his firm.

How to beat endless court delays

Vanessa Asante encourages divorce lawyers to consider practical steps to avoid court delays