Christmas Contact Arrangements

Christmas Contact Arrangements

Whilst Christmas is often seen as a time of great anticipation and joy, at Prince Evans we understand that agreeing contact for children can be difficult for divorced or separated parents. Typically both parents would like to see their child or children on Christmas Day or just before or after to see their faces as they open their presents and to be

Civil & Family Court fees have changed as of 30th September 2021

Civil & Family Court fees have changed as of 30th September 2021

Court fees have changed as of 30th of September 2021. Full details can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1021895/EX50_web_0921.pdf The main ones are now: Petition – £593 Form A – £275 Fee for a consent order – £53 D11 – £167 C100 – £232 As fees are going up, clients with less than £3,000 in savings and

Parental Alienation

Parental Alienation

It can be extremely difficult for a child to process their parents’ separation.   In most cases, parents try to shelter their children from the breakdown of their relationship and attempt to co-parent effectively.   However, in a minority of cases, the hostility between parents can adversely affect their ability to co-parent and the children find themselves

Legal Update: No Fault Divorce – the end of the blame game.

Legal Update: No Fault Divorce – the end of the blame game.

The Government have confirmed that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (“the Act”) will come into force on 6 April 2022.  As explained in our previous blog titled ‘No Fault Divorce’, https://www.prince-evans.co.uk/2021/03/24/no-fault-divorce-2-2/, the Act will allow married couples to divorce without the need to assign blame. It was originally suggested that the Act would come

LEASE EXTENSIONS: GOVERNMENT  LEASEHOLD REFORMS RAISE HOPES BUT FAIL TO PROVIDE DETAILS

LEASE EXTENSIONS: GOVERNMENT LEASEHOLD REFORMS RAISE HOPES BUT FAIL TO PROVIDE DETAILS

On 17 January 2021 the Government released a Press Release advising that they would be introducing reforms to make it easier and cheaper for Leaseholders to buy their own home which includes leaseholders extending their lease and acting collectively with other leaseholders to purchase the freehold of the property their flats were situated in . 

Update on the Government’s “Winter truce” when bailiff’s appointments will not take place.

Update on the Government’s “Winter truce” when bailiff’s appointments will not take place.

In our previous blog of 17th September 2020 we advised  that the Government intended to exercise a “winter truce” so that renters were not evicted over the winter period. The Government did not immediately provide details of the relevant dates. The Ministry of Justice has now advised that guidance will be issued to bailiffs instructing that they