Staying together for the sake of Children

It is not uncommon to hear an unhappy husband or wife say that they are staying in a marriage ‘for the sake of the children’. Is it really in a child’s best interests for their parents, who are inevitably going to separate, to stay together until they get older? When...

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What is spousal maintenance?

Is Spousal Maintenance a “Meal Ticket” for Life? As a result of some recent decisions in the more senior courts we have seen a move away from life time maintenance awards and a replacement with fixed term maintenance orders. In a recent case the court refused to allow...

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Is there such thing as a good divorce?

Yes, says Resolution, a family law association of which the solicitors at Townsend’s are members. Figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest that 42 percent of all marriages in the UK end in divorce. The number of older couples divorcing has reached an...

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