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Category Archives: Family & Relationships

Brigid O’Malley – Family Solicitor – Pre-Nuptial Agreements Q&A

What is a Pre-nuptial agreement? A Pre-nuptial agreement is an agreement entered into by two people planning to get married or enter into a civil partnership to set out how their assets may be divided or retained should their marriage come to an end. Are Pre-nuptial agreements legally binding? Many people are surprised when they... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Tyrer – Solicitor in our Family and Private Client teams – discusses the effect of Divorce and Separation upon your Will

If you are going through a marriage or relationship breakdown, understandably making a new Will is unlikely to be high on your priority list. However, if you have one, your existing Will may no longer be appropriate in the new circumstances and it is worth reviewing it sooner rather than later. Separation Separation can take... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Tyrer – Solicitor in our Family and Private Client teams – demystifies the complex issues around child maintenance

Child maintenance can make a real difference to your children’s lives. It can help pay for everyday items like clothing, food and other essentials. Child maintenance can also help to ensure that both parents retain an active financial role in their children’s upbringing. Parents are legally required to financially provide for their children even if... Read the rest of this entry →

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Brigid O'Malley | Family Solicitor

Brigid O’Malley, Solicitor in our Family team, discusses how the divorce blame game is finally coming to an end

It was announced on Tuesday that the Government are officially bringing an end to the need to blame your spouse if you wish to get Divorced. This is something family practitioners have been campaigning for, for quite some time and its fantastic news for separating couples that plans with regard to this are finally being... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Tyrer, Family and Private Client Paralegal at Davis Blank Furniss

Charlotte Tyrer – Trainee Solicitor in our Family department – discusses Islamic Marriages and Divorce

There have been a number of news articles in recent months with regard to marriages, celebrated in accordance with the Islamic faith, and what remedies are available to couples who have celebrated an Islamic marriage without an earlier or subsequent legal registration. As many will know, Nikah is a religious ceremony which is recognised as... Read the rest of this entry →

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Brigid O'Malley, Family Law Solicitor at Davis Blank Furniss

Brigid O’Malley – Solicitor in our Family department – discusses non-disclosure in financial remedy proceedings

If you or your spouse have made an application for a Financial Order through the family Courts you are both under a duty to the Court to provide full and frank financial disclosure throughout the proceedings. The obligation to provide full and frank disclosure is ongoing and does not stop after you have completed and... Read the rest of this entry →

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New appointment, Family Law solicitor Brigid O'Malley

Our Family Team Grows with New Appointment

We are delighted to announce that Brigid O’Malley has joined our Family team as a solicitor. Brigid’s new role will see her acting on behalf of clients seeking advice and assistance in relation to family matters including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, nullity, domestic abuse, financial proceedings and children proceedings. She will be working closely with... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ameliah McLaren-Parker, family department trainee solicitor at DBF Law

Ameliah McLaren-Parker – Trainee Solicitor in our Family department – discusses the recent case of Owens v Owens – are we edging closer to reform?

The recent Supreme Court ruling on Owens v Owens [2018] UKSC 41 has been the hot topic of many conversations and debates in the media; and also amongst legal professionals. This case involves a husband and wife who were married for 40 years.  The wife filed a petition for divorce citing that the marriage had... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kirsty Morbey, Sonio Singh and Caroline Bilous at Davis Blank Furniss

Trio of Partner Promotions at Davis Blank Furniss

Corporate and commercial lawyer Sonio Singh has been promoted to equity partner along with family lawyers Caroline Bilous and Kirsty Morbey who become partners. Sonio joined Davis Blank Furniss in 2010.  He specialises in a diverse range of corporate finance and corporate recovery matters including mergers and acquisitions, reverse takeovers, buying and selling businesses, private... Read the rest of this entry →

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Matthew Handley, Family Team assistant solicitor at DBF Law

Davis Blank Furniss Adds to Family Team with New Appointment

Davis Blank Furniss is delighted to announce that we have appointed Matthew Handley as an assistant solicitor in our Family team. His new role will see him acting on behalf of clients seeking advice and assistance in relation to family matters including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, nullity, financial proceedings and children proceedings. He will be... Read the rest of this entry →

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