• When to go to back to court regarding maintenance

    A maintenance order is part of the outcome in many divorce cases. These maintenance orders can be time limited, or they can continue during the joint lives of the former spouses until an event, such as the receiving party’s remarriage, terminates the payments.   Whilst these payments are initially ordered on a “joint lives” basis, maintenance orders are always capable of being reviewed and varied. Over the past two years, there has been a significant shift in judicial thinking when it comes to maintenance orders. A joint lives order was almost a certainty for an economically weaker party divorcing in …

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  • Family Law Associates LLP secures top accolade from National Law Society

    We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the National Law Society’s Law management quality mark, Lexcel. Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession. It is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms and in-house legal departments, which gives assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards. To gain and retain Lexcel accreditation, a practice must undergo a rigorous initial, then annual, application and assessment process. This includes conducting background checks and an on-site visit from an experienced, trained Lexcel assessor. While we are proud to have secured Lexcel, it is our …

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