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Unmarried couples

Currently the law in England and Wales is very different as it applies to married and unmarried couples who wish to separate. If a married couple separates the court will look at a range of factors in determining how money and property should be divided. However, for co-habiting couples the law simply says that property […]

Royal wedding – has Kate signed a prenup agreement?

With the Royal wedding fast approaching debate has arisen as to whether or not Kate Middleton has signed a pre-nuptial agreement. Prince William is thought to be worth over $40million and as such will have to consider very carefully how he would protect his assets if his marriage were to fail. William’s own parents famously […]

A Day in the Life of a Family Lawyer

Ever wondered what we actually do all day at Higgins Miller? The Guardian has recently published an article after one of their journalists spent a day with a family lawyer doing legal aid work and we think it paints a pretty realistic picture.

Legal Aid Debate

The debate about legal aid continues and was featured on the One show recently. The Law Society are continuing their Sound Off for Justice Campaign and are looking for people willing to share their stories about how legal aid has helped them. If you would be interested in doing this please contact us and we […]

Children and Divorce

An article in today’s Daily Mail suggests that children of divorced parents are likely to suffer psychological problems during their childhood and as a result will be less successful adults. At Higgins Miller we don’t agree that a divorce or relationship breakdown has to lead to such problems for children. We firmly believe that parents […]

Proposed Cuts to Legal Aid

Many more people than the Government has estimated will be affected if the proposed cuts to legal aid become reality. Research be the Legal Action Group shows that “the government’s prediction that 502,000 people would lose access to civil legal aid had ‘grossly underestimated’ the impact of its cuts, putting the true figure at more […]

Inheritance and divorce

In an article last week the press association reported that many parents have become reluctant to leave money to their married children in case they get divorced. Read the full article here. One way that this may be resolved is if pre-nuptial agreements become enforceable in English Law. At Higgins Miller we can offer advice […]

The Dangers of Facebook

We have noticed a significant increase in cases which involve facebook. It has cropped up in cases about children and divorce when a client has discovered something about an ex-partner on facebook and has then brought this to us as evidence of their behaviour. This has been the topic of a recent article in the […]

Mediation for all separating couples

The Government announced yesterday that all divorcing couples who have a dispute to resolve around children or finances will be required to attend an assessment session to determine whether mediation would be appropriate before any applications to court would be allowed. You can read more about the proposals here. At Higgins Miller we are strong believers […]

Katie Price and Peter Andre’s Children Dispute

Peter Andre is understood to have issued court papers seeking ‘custody’ in respect of his and Katie Price’s children; Princess and Junior. Yet to be confirmed by Andre’s agent it is thought that Peter has made an application for the residence of both children following shocking allegations that Princess was burnt during a recent holiday […]

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