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Category Archives: Family & Relationships

Davis Blank Furniss Sees 55% Rise in Demand for Pre-nups but Warns of Risks to Clients

Davis Blank Furniss has reported a 55% rise in clients enquiring about prenuptial agreements over the past 12 months, but is warning potential users not to be complacent and to understand their potential pitfalls. Although not legally binding in accordance …

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Common Myths and Misconceptions about Divorce Debunked

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding divorce and family law, which can make it difficult for separating couples to understand what to expect from the process. The family law department at Davis Blank Furniss is often asked a similar …

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DeBrieF INTERVIEW: Common Myths and Misconceptions in Family Law

Anita Shepherd – family solicitor and head of the Family department discusses some of the common myths and misconceptions in Family Law… It is a regular occurrence when I am advising a client on relationship breakdown that they claim to …

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Family Newsletter – June 2014

A very warm welcome to the latest in our new series of departmental specific newsletters; this month is dedicated to our busy and dynamic Family team. DeBrieF INTERVIEW Anita Shepherd – family solicitor and head of the Family department discusses …

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Davis Blank Furniss Becomes Panel Member for Lawyer Supported Mediation

Davis Blank Furniss is pleased to announce that is now a panel member for Lawyer Supported Mediation. Other panel members are Slater and Gordon (incorporating Pannone), Gorvins, Higgins Miller, SAS Daniels, Birchall Blackburn La, Hartley Thomas and Wright, Cuttles and …

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Anita Shepherd – Head of the Family Team at Davis Blank Furniss – Responds to The Law Commission’s Proposals for Litigant-friendly Divorce Reforms

The law reform body has recommended the introduction of financial needs guidance and ‘qualifying’ prenups. This has been threatened for some time now. With the complexities of family relationships it will be difficult for a formulae to be fixed to …

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Anita Shepherd – Head of Family – Discusses Recent High Profile Divorce Settlement & Its Potential Impact on the Family Judicial System

During the divorce proceedings in this case, the husband failed to disclose his intention to float his firm and that his interest was likely to be worth significantly more than the value he had provided. The wife sought to re-open …

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Why do more couples choose to divorce and separate in January?

The family law department at Davis Blank Furniss typically sees a spike in divorces in the New Year. January is traditionally known as the month where more divorce proceedings are started than at any other time of the year. We …

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Davis Blank Furniss to Supply Legal Services to Cleveland Police Federation Members

Davis Blank Furniss – the Manchester & Glossop based law firm – has become a recommended supplier of legal services to members of Cleveland Police Federation. The Davis Blank Furniss team will be offering support to member officers in various …

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Kirsty Morbey Talks Collaborative Law on High Peak Radio

As part of National Dispute Resolution Week, Kirsty Morbey – who is a family solicitor and collaborative lawyer at Davis Blank Furniss – appeared on High Peak Radio this week taking about how families who are experiencing a family breakdown …

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