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Divorce & Co-parenting In The Age Of Coronavirus

Thanks to coronavirus, parents are being asked to make significant changes to the way that their family functions. With children … Read More

My Family Court Hearing Has Been Adjourned Due To The Coronavirus – What Can I Do?

The Coronavirus is impacting every aspect of our daily lives, in ways which would have been inconceivable just a few … Read More

BBC One’s The Split: A Fair Reflection of Divorce?

The Split, a BBC One drama which follows the personal and legal challenges faced by the Defoes (a family of … Read More

The Family Home: What Happens To It On Divorce?

When a couple divorce, a question of key concern is what will happen to our family home? This is because … Read More

Understanding The Divorce Process In The UK?

Here at The Divorce Surgery, we are regularly contacted by couples who know they want to get a divorce and … Read More

Child Maintenance Calculations And The CMS

When parents separate, one of the first issues they must address is how they will provide financially for their children … Read More

Spousal Maintenance: How Much & How Long Will It Last?

The question of how assets and finances will be divided upon divorce is one of the key issues in family … Read More

How Long Does A Divorce Take?

When a marriage breaks down, starting the divorce process can be daunting. It can seem like there is a lot … Read More

How Does A Judge Decide Who Gets What In A Divorce?

The question most frequently asked by divorcing couples is what would be a fair settlement of our financial situation on … Read More

What Is One Couple One Lawyer?

One Couple One Lawyer is a service which enables a separating couple to jointly instruct one impartial barrister who can … Read More

How To File A Divorce Petition

One of the things our clients are frequently surprised by in our Introductory Sessions is how separate the divorce procedure … Read More

The Legal Steps Of Divorce / Dissolving A Civil Partnership

Step 1: The Divorce/ Dissolution Petition The following must apply to you: You must have been married or in a … Read More

Grounds For Divorce: A Handy Guide

Although campaigners have been working hard to reform the divorce law in England and Wales for some time now, no-fault … Read More

Filling In A Form E

The majority of our work at The Divorce Surgery involves assisting couples with negotiating a fair and amicable settlement of … Read More

Financial Disclosure & The Divorce Surgery

The majority of our work at The Divorce Surgery involves assisting couples with negotiating a fair and amicable settlement of … Read More

What Is A Clean Break?

We are often asked by our clients: what does a clean break in divorce mean? This blog will answer just … Read More

Will Marriage Story Spark A Debate About Family Justice?

Marriage Story, released recently on Netflix, is a compellingly accurate, often painful to watch, account of the fallout when a … Read More

What Does Conduct Mean In The Form E?

Many couples who complete their Forms E are frankly a little confused by the following text at part 4.4: “Bad … Read More

Do I Have To Go To Court To Get A Divorce?

In short, no. The court is an integral part of the process but you do not have to attend at … Read More

Can A Divorcing Couple Share One Lawyer?

Traditionally, when a marriage or civil partnership breaks down, each side instructs a lawyer to represent their interests when dividing … Read More

What Is The Divorce Surgery?

Founded by experienced and specialist family law barristers Samantha Woodham and Harry Gates, The Divorce Surgery has won awards for … Read More

What Are Child Arrangements?

When a relationship breaks down, are a number of difficult decisions have to be made. Where there are children involved, … Read More