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Mixed messages from latest Family Court statistics
The Ministry of Justice has published its latest Family Court statistics for cases dealt with by the Family Courts, for the quarter October to December 2020, and the messages sent by the statistics are somewhat mixed.
Research provides insight into child applications made by mothers and fathers
We wrote here last month about research carried out by The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (‘NFJO’), which carries out research with the aim of improving the family justice system, into who is going to court to resolve children disputes
As everyone knows, anyone involved in court proceedings should tell the court “nothing but the truth”. This applies not just to giving oral evidence at court hearings, but to every dealing with the court
As we will see in a moment, those involved in disputes over financial arrangements on separation/divorce are constantly being implored by judges, lawyers and others to resolve the dispute by agreement. But simply reaching an agreement isn’t
Court proceedings can generate a vast quantity of documents. These include applications, statements and, most importantly, judgments and orders.
Normally of course the court, the parties and their lawyers will access court documents
Welcome to Lisa Holden and Elle West and Julia Sacco
We are delighted to welcome solicitors Lisa Holden and Julia Sacco and Elle West to our team. This takes our legal team to 16 qualified lawyers supported by 8 trainee and future trainee lawyers and means that we are comfortably amongst the
Research suggests separated parents in deprived areas more likely to use family courts
As we all know, the distribution of wealth in England is not evenly spread. Many areas of the country are poorer than others, and that certainly applies to parts of the ‘catchment area’ of Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors.
Husband not entitled to rent from wife who occupied matrimonial home
When a couple divorce the former matrimonial home can be sold. (What happens will depend on the needs of the family). If this happens, it may take some months. Until the sale is completed just one party will normally remain in occupation.
I founded Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors in 2012. We are leading divorce and family law solicitors in the South-West
Our growth has been driven by client demand and because we have been able to meet this demand by attracting outstanding solicitors to our team. We are all committed members of Resolution. I have been the elected Chair of the Devon region of Resolution for nearly a decade. I have a track record in progressive family law legal practice, promoting sensible family dispute resolution and practice innovation. I want to provide the best possible service for our clients. These are not empty words. Follow the link below to find out about our Service Guarantee.