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Understanding Child Arrangements Orders

Where parents are separating or divorcing there will often be disagreement over arrangements for their children. Below we look at how the court can intervene to ensure that any living arrangements are in the best interests of the child. What is a Child...

Tenant Fees Bill receives Royal Assent - The Tenant Fees Act 2019

The much publicised Tenant Fees Act 2019 comes into force on 1st June 2019. The Act restricts the ability of landlords and letting agents to charge certain fees to tenants and prospective tenants of assured shorthold tenancies (AST’s) and also applies...

Dealing with Probate? Act now before fees increase

A committee of MPs has voted to approve government probate reform proposals that will see court probate charges surge from a £215 fixed rate to as much as £6,000. The current fixed rate charge for probate is £215, or £155 for those...

Family mediation awareness week

At the end of this years Family Mediation Awareness Week, Linda Hunter, Head of Family Law and a Law Society accredited family mediator, answers some common questions about family mediation and explains how it can be helpful for a family experiencing a...

What is Child Inclusive Family Mediation?

Linda Hunter, Head of Family Law and accredited mediator at Rowlinsons Solicitors, answers some of the most common questions about mediation in this latest blog series. What is Child Inclusive Mediation? The role of mediation is to help parents to make...

What makes a good divorce?

Ever since certain Hollywood celebrities decided to “consciously uncouple” back in 2014, the idea of a “good” divorce has become more mainstream. Although a divorce is often emotional, and there may be a lot of pressure and stress for...

Silver surfers are divorcing more often

Divorce is not something that only happens to people in their 40's or 50's. Some of the most recent statistics show that divorce rates among the over 60’s is climbing. Factors affecting divorce rates can be anything, from income and financial...

Is 7th January really Divorce Day?

While most of us go back to work, start diets and make resolutions we can’t keep, many couples will also be calling time on their marriages at this time of year. The first Monday back at work after the holiday period has been named “Divorce...

Stop! Collaborate and Listen!

More and more couples going through divorce and relationship breakdowns are seeking alternative ways to separate better, without the cost, stress and animosity that can be caused by protracted court proceedings. Linda Hunter, Head of Family Law and trained...

What is family mediation?

Linda Hunter, Head of Family Law and accredited mediator at Rowlinsons Solicitors, answers some of the most common questions about mediation in this latest blog series. What is family mediation? Family mediation is an alternative way for separating...
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