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How to Make a Will

If you’ve ever lost a person close to you then you know just how traumatic an experience it is. The emotional impact is pretty much impossible to avoid, but many people find themselves struggling to handle their grief in the face of practical issues around handling the estate which the deceased has left behind. Many […]

Family Solicitor Vacancy

Family Solicitor with 5-10 Years PQE Required.   Higgins Miller Solicitors are a specialist family law practice located in Stockport, Greater Manchester. We are a dynamic & thriving practice that continues to grow. We offer a productive yet personal working environment with a strong support atmosphere. The Role The focus of the role will be […]

How to Start a Divorce

As a law firm which specialises in family matters, we’re often approached by people who are unsure exactly how to start a divorce. The good news is that we’re used to dealing with issues such as financial settlements, children disputes and wills and probate, so we understand how to combine expert legal advice with a […]

Tom Daley and husband Dustin Lance Black announced they are expecting their first child together

The British Olympic diver Tom Daley and husband Dustin Lance Black announced earlier this month that they are expecting their first child together. The couple who have spoken out on surrogacy laws since their pregnancy has been announced have prompted the Government to release guidance on surrogacy for prospective parents. The guidance notes that surrogacy […]

When is Probate Required?

The loss of a loved one is one of the most stressful things that can happen to a person, and that stress is often compounded by the financial and legal impact of a death. Here at Higgins Miller we specialise in dealing with issues of family law, so as well as our experience of matters […]

How Much are the Solicitor’s Fees For Divorce?

As family law experts we offer tried and tested expert advice in areas such as domestic violence, wills and probates and children disputes. We’re extremely sensitive to the fact that legal issues such as these have an emotional impact as well as practical ramifications, and we do our best to combine our technical legal advice […]

Child Custody Advice in the Event of a Split

As experts in family law, we’re used to dealing with people facing highly emotional and stressful situations. When dispensing advice on topics such as divorce, adoption and wills and probate we always take the time and trouble to help our clients deal with the stress of such life-changing events. This is particularly relevant when dealing […]

How to Apply For Divorce

Time and again, statistics have shown that the period immediately after Christmas shows a spike in the number of people enquiring about how to apply for divorce.  Anecdotal evidence from law firms has been backed up by research which has shown that the number of enquiries in January rises by as much as 27%, and […]

Legal Aid in Family Cases

Legal Aid is still available for representation in family cases but it is greatly restricted. Higgins Miller Solicitors are one of the few firms left who still undertake family work that is funded by legal aid. Details of those family cases where legal aid is available can be found at:  https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/444189/scope-family-proceedings-laspo.pdf For those Private Law […]

Emergency Legal Advice During Christmas

As one of the leading firms of family law experts in Manchester, we specialise in helping our clients deal with some of the most difficult, stressful and traumatic events that life can throw at them. From divorce to bereavement and domestic violence, members of our team are on hand to offer a combination of expert […]

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