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The Advice We Provide as Social Services Solicitors

As a law firm which specialises in matters of family law, we never lose sight of the fact that, at the heart of any legal dispute, there is an intensely human drama being played out. We understand that many people come to us during the most traumatic events of their life – a divorce, a […]

National Adoption Week

The adoption process by its nature is a complex and specialist area of law. It is the legal process through which someone gains care and legal responsibility for a child with the consequence that their parent losses their parental responsibility for the child. Adoption can only be achieved by an application to court and subsequent […]

Reaching a Divorce Financial Settlement

Our expertise in dealing with matters of family law, such as handling adoption orders, wills, probate and domestic violence, means that we’re perfectly placed to offer help and advice when things go wrong. That’s particularly the case when a marriage breaks down and the question of a divorce financial settlement has to be dealt with. […]

Answering the Question: How Long Does Divorce Take?

As experienced family lawyers, we’re used to clients asking us how long does divorce take, and the simple answer to that question is – it depends. We’re experts in family law, in fields such as children disputes, financial settlement and prenuptial and cohabitation agreements. Any or all of these might have some bearing when the […]

Working Through the Adoption Order Process

Higgins Miller specialises in delivering legal advice and support to people dealing with matters of family law. That means we have expertise in areas such as divorce, wills and probate and children disputes. It also means that we’re used to helping people to cope with the adoption order process, and the steps which have to […]

The Family Law Advice we Provide

Here at Higgins miller we dispense family law advice on a wide range of topics. The fact that we specialise in family law advice means that we understand the need to treat clients with sympathy and sensitivity at the same time as guiding them through various legal processes with clarity and certainty. We always go […]

Adoption by a Relative

Higgins Miller is a law firm, based in Stockport, which specialises in handling cases of family law. We are experts in cases which deal with highly sensitive matters such as wills and probate, divorce and children disputes. That means combining our legal expertise with a commitment to dealing with clients in a sympathetic and supportive […]

Make Sure You Get Your Divorce Financial Settlement Right

When a marriage breaks down the ramifications take many different forms. Depending on the specific circumstances, and whether there’s any possibility of an ongoing amicable relationship, the emotional impact is likely to be matched by the practical implications and also the financial fallout. As specialists in family law, the team at Higgins Miller has wide […]

The Fast-Track Option of Foster Care Adoption

Here at Higgins Miller we specialise in dealing with matters of family law. That means we have to demonstrate legal expertise in matters such as divorce, wills and probate and children disputes. It also requires a degree of sensitivity on our part, and this is particularly the case when helping clients who are working through […]

Brief Marriage – Equal Division of assets in divorce

A Court of Appeal ruling today means that couples who have experienced a short marriage are no longer entitled to an equal Division of assets in divorce. Energy trader Julie Sharp has won an appeal to reduce the payout that her ex-husband receives, her successful argument being that a short marriage should not equal half of […]

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