divorce costs

THE CLOCK IS TICKING – FIXED FEE OR A CHARGEABLE RATE?

Legal fees are notorious, not only for being high but they also seem to be unpredictable.  That is partly because everybody starts off hoping that matters will resolve relatively easily, that the issues are not complicated and it will all be over very quickly and cheaply.  Life is rarely like that, other people do not(…)

THE COST OF LEGAL AID

I am not so much talking about the cost to the tax payer of providing Legal Aid, but the cost to those involved in family disputes once Legal Aid is reduced to the absolute minimum as the Government proposes.  Everyone, apart from possibly the Government, knows that an immediate consequence will be a huge increase(…)

CHANGING FAMILIES

We perhaps all know that the traditional nuclear family – mother, father and children that they have produced together, although possibly the “norm” is by no means the only concept of “family” which society recognises. With the increasing recognition of same sex relationships, other family arrangements are made and it follows too that when these(…)