The Rising Costs of Divorce

We were one of the only firms to announce the increase in the court administration fee with regards to divorce petitions in March 20016.  The administration fee rose from £410 to issue a divorce [...]

Tips for Silver Splitters – How to Make the Best of your Retirement on Divorce

There is a rise in “grey divorces”.  In 2011, 16,000 people aged 60 plus divorced, which was almost twice as many as 10 years earlier.  Quite often, those divorcing upon retirement bring a [...]

The No Fault Divorce Bill

The No Fault Divorce Bill is due to have its second reading through the House of Commons on the 22nd April 2016. Richard Bacon MP introduced the bill in October 2015. The bill proposes to [...]

Divorce Fees Set to Rise

Divorce Petition fees are going up from £410 to £550 on Monday 21st March 2016. We received notification in or around September of 2015 that court fees would rise before the end of the year. This [...]

Shared Residence of the Children

Should we share care of the children? This is a question I hear more frequently now as a family lawyer than I did say 10 years ago. Shared care does seem to be something that a lot of couples are [...]

Divorce and the Celebrity

A week after Cheryl Fernandez-Versini decided to divorce her husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini after a 18 month marriage, the celebrity divorce lawyer in America, Laura Wasser, has [...]

New Year’s Resolutions

With the New Year come resolutions to improve our lives. These can range from buying membership at the local gym to making more life-changing decisions. Family departments in law firms across the [...]

Financial Settlement Forms E

It has been a matter of some news since last Friday that the Ministry of Justice Form E has been miscalculating the total assets of an individual by not including their liabilities thereby making [...]

Domestic Abuse Reports Have Risen 31% in Two Years

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has yesterday announced that reports of domestic abuse have increased by 31% in the last two years. Yesterday’s report states that “in the 12 [...]

All I want for Christmas…

Christmas can be a stressful time for separated parents when arranging contact with the children over the festive period. At Ridley & Hall, we notice that the most difficult discussions [...]

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