Tax, School fees, Child arrangements and more: our round-up for news for November 2017

Christmas tree, taxes, School teacher

If you missed what we’ve been sharing this month, here’s a round up of our blogs and some of the news posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

From our blog:


Divorce doesn’t have to be taxing

woman at table with papers and laptopI'm thrilled to introduce a new series of articles from LGFL on how "Divorce is more than just the law". The first in this series, created with colleague Ross Garfitt, Director at Langdowns DFK Chartered Accountants in Basingstoke, details the top ten tax and financial issues to consider when you are divorcing or separating. Do let me know your comments. and any suggestions for future articles you might find useful.


School fees and divorce: 7 ways to protect their payment

Words on scrabble board about schoolingNot sure how to keep paying those all-important school fees both during and after your divorce? LGFL Ltd Director and Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer Anne Leiper offers some helpful hints for soon-to-be separated parents.


Making Christmas child arrangements easier

Child and mother decorating Christmas treeIf you haven’t agreed Christmas child arrangements with your ex-partner for Christmas, you need to act now. Call us for help and we’ll help get everything wrapped up well before Christmas, whether you live in the UK or abroad.


Parental alienation: it’s serious and heartbreaking

Man holding child and talking on phoneA new process is being trialled by Cafcass (the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) to help reduce 'parental alienation', where the resident parents turns their children against the absent parent.

From our social media:

Pre-nups are not that new! This one is 4000 years old!

Elvis Presley's divorce papers detailing settlement with Priscilla go up for auction

Interesting reasons, number five might make you think.

In a landmark ruling which could have widespread implications for EU citizens applying for British passports and those married or considering marriage to a third-country national, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled today that EU citizens who become British do not lose the right to bring a foreign-born spouse to the UK.

ie: will she or won't she?

For parents going through divorce or separation, there are many sources of information and advice.

The call for no-fault divorce at the Conservative Party Conference is laudable - it is about time for couples to be allowed to separate amicably,

And finally

It’s a hat trick for us! We are now also ‘Recognised Practitioners’ in the Chambers UK Solicitors guide. This is a great achievement, not often attained in the first year of applying.