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Happy Birthday to us!

Higgins Miller is five years old today! We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our clients, staff friends and family for all their support over the last five years. Here’s to the next five!

Born Survivor

Some of the team at Higgins Miller took on the ultimate challenge this weekend competing in the Born Survivor Military Assault Course at Capesthorne Hall in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. The course which is designed by British Royal Marines Commandos includes over 30 obstacles over a 10k course and with names like: the Bomb Hole, […]

Moving in with your partner? Cohabitation Agreements.

 The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics shows many couples are opting to cohabit, rather than marry. In 2014, 1in 8 adults were cohabiting in England and Wales. Cohabitation can be a choice couples make for many reasons: wanting to spend more time together, adjusting to life in the same property, or for […]

Divorce Court Fees to Increase

The Government has announced yet another increase in the cost of getting divorced. Currently the divorce court fee payable is £410 but later this year that figure will rise to £550. At Higgins Miller we do our best to offer competitive fees for the work we do and we are still offering our fixed fee […]

One direction baby

It has been revealed this week that Louis Tomlinson from the band One Direction is to be a father following a brief relationship with an American stylist named Brianna Jungwirth. It has since been reported that although both families are getting on there has been talk of lawyers becoming involved. When people have a baby […]

Celebrity splits

Its been a busy couple of weeks for celebrity separations with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announcing they are to divorce after 10 years of marriage and 3 children. This was followed by the separation of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick who also have three young children. Closer to home it is being reported that […]

More Money to speed up adoption

It is being reported that the government is going to pledge an additional £30 million to help speed up the adoption process. The funding will be announced in Wednesday’s budget. It will be given to local authorities  to help them speed up the matching process of children and adoptive parents particularly across geographical borders which can be […]

Tragic waste of couple’s assets

In a mu judgement last week the Judge criticised the couple who had spent over £1 million in legal fees arguing over a fund with a value of £6 million. Mr and Mrs Fields had separated after a 10 year marriage and had two young children. They then engaged in a four year dispute over […]

Special guardianship orders (SGO’s) rise as adoptions fall

BBC News reports that it has seen data which show that the number of special guardianship orders made in England has tripled in two years. The number of babies involved, it says, rose from 160 in 2012 to 520 in 2014. Most of the children are aged four or under. Meanwhile, the number of children […]

Should your Ex be responsible for promoting contact with your child? The answer appears to be, Yes.

The Senior Judge of the Family Division Sir James Munby has sent out a reminder to separated parents that it is their obligation to encourage contact with the non-resident parent? In Re H-B (Contact) the court heard that contact between a father and his daughters had stopped in 2008 following an incident between the father’s […]

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