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Family Court fees on the rise

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Significant changes in Family Court fees are set to take effect in May 2024. These revisions, aligned with the Government’s proposal for potential increases of up to 10% across all court and tribunal fees, mark a crucial step in ensuring continued access to justice for individuals seeking legal redress. The Ministry of Justice emphasizes the […]

Pets and Divorce

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For many individuals, pets are cherished members of their families, holding a special place in their hearts. However, when confronted with separations, the task of deciding their future care can quickly become emotionally overwhelming. The recent surge in pet ownership, particularly during the pandemic, has resulted in a noticeable uptick in disputes over pet custody […]

Divorce or annulment?

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Annulment or Divorce? There are numerous factors prompting couples to consider annulment over divorce, including religious or cultural beliefs, short marriage durations, or the perception of annulment as a simpler, more cost-effective solution. However, it is crucial to recognize that annulment is not always straightforward. The criteria for obtaining one are strict and can pose […]

Can I get financial support as a Domestic Abuse Survivor?

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Breaking free from the clutches of domestic abuse can be a challenging journey, and the Home Office has recently introduced a groundbreaking £2 million fund to provide essential support to survivors of domestic violence. This financial assistance, offered through a one-time payment, is specifically designed to empower individuals to escape abusive relationships and begin the […]

Is there a connection between Christmas and divorce?

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As the echoes of Christmas joy gradually fade, January unveils an intriguing phenomenon – a surge in divorce filings, aptly crowned ‘Divorce Day’ on the first working Monday. Here at Haris Law Solicitors, we meticulously probe the intricate dynamics surrounding this surge, aiming to unearth the potential connection between the festive season and marital discord. […]

Should I open a joint bank account with my partner?

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When two individuals make the decision to build a life together, they are faced with numerous significant decisions. One question that often arises is whether they should share a bank account. Deciding to share a bank account is a personal choice and can differ for each couple. It can be helpful if you both have […]

What is a Forced Marriage Protection Order (FMPO)?

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These are marriages where the crucial element of consent is either conspicuously absent or rendered impossible. What makes forced marriages especially concerning is their pervasive nature, transcending boundaries of age, ethnicity, gender, and nationality. It’s essential, however, to differentiate them from arranged marriages, where both parties actively engage and give their consent to the matrimonial […]

Can I get legal aid in Family Law?

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For complicated legal proceedings, the provision of Legal Aid stands as a crucial lifeline, ensuring that individuals can access the justice they deserve. With the enactment of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO 2012) in 2013, the landscape of legal aid entitlement within family law matters has undergone a transformation. […]

What is a Child Arrangements Order?

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When family dynamics intersect with legal difficulties, a vital tool known as a Child Arrangements Order takes centre stage. At Haris Law Solicitors, we are committed to shedding light on the significance of these orders, providing you with a clear understanding of their essence. A Child Arrangements Order, granted by the court, serves as a […]

Tips for co-parenting through the summer holidays

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The extended school summer break has arrived, and if you and your former partner are facing challenges in reaching a mutual agreement on scheduling, rest assured that many others share similar experiences. Co-parenting during the school holidays can prove to be a demanding endeavor for any family, especially in the aftermath of a divorce or […]

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