As family lawyers, we often see clients who want to keep things as amicable as possible – particularly when there are children involved. Unfortunately, sometimes this proves impossible and conflict builds between the parties. This has the unfortunate effect of putting much more stress on both the separating couple and the children, increasing the cost…

    Often separated couples are able to reach an agreement between themselves regarding what should happen with their family finances. Either sitting around the kitchen table or otherwise amicably discussing matters, they decide what should happen with the house, the money, their assets, without formalising that agreement legally.   They proceed on the misconception…

‘Online divorce form’ news

There have been reports in the news this week raising concern over ‘Online divorce forms’ having been incorrectly calculated for people going through divorce – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35128010.   This relates to the court ‘Form E’ financial statement, which can be completed by members of the public who are going through divorce, using the Justice.gov.uk website. The…

Harbour Family Law has been independently rated Top 3 Family Law Solicitors in Bristol ! The rating takes into account extensive client reviews, ratings, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust, costs and general excellence. Harbour Family Law founder Katy Zikking responds, “It is just great to receive confirmation that all of our efforts to deliver an excellent…

  1 –        The pronouncement of the Decree Absolute does not mean you have a financial clean break from your spouse So, you’ve received the Decree Absolute – the final order of the divorce, which means your marriage has now been legally dissolved. However, before you start making plans for the future,…