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Can Facebook be held accountable for divorce?

January 26 2015

According to a recent study, Facebook is now cited in a third of all divorce cases. Click here to read more

How does a divorce work?

January 14 2015

Last week we discussed how many people wait until January to file for divorce, after thinking about it for a while beforehand. In case you have been affected, or are considering filing for divorce yourself, we thought we would compile a short guide on how divorce works in the UK, and to answer any initial questions you may wish to ask. Click here to read more

Lawyers in Harrogate prepare for an increase in divorce enquiries

January 06 2015

The first working Monday of January is traditionally known as ‘Divorce Day’, as family and divorce lawyers experience an increase of divorce enquiries after the Christmas holiday period. Click here to read more

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Grahame Stowe Bateson

December 24 2014

Everyone at Grahame Stowe Bateson would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Click here to read more

Drivers to be tested for drugs this Christmas

December 23 2014

Over this Christmas and New Year holiday, drivers will be stopped by police and tested for drug-driving, including the use of legal highs. Click here to read more

Emotional abuse to become a criminal offence

December 10 2014

At Grahame Stowe Bateson we keep up with current news and trends in the legal industry. Recently, it was announced that Theresa May is to unveil plans to make psychological and emotional abuse a criminal offence with a lengthy prison term. This new law would make it illegal to for someone to exercise ‘coercive control’ over a partner. According to reports the proposals will suggest that those found guilty could face a maximum term of 14 years in prison. Click here to read more

Employment Law: Shared parental leave becomes law

December 02 2014

In recent employment law news, fathers now have almost the same rights as mothers to take leave from work after the birth of their child, as shared parental leave has become law. Click here to read more

What rights do you have if you are not married?

November 24 2014

When a married couple separate and divorce they can look to s25 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and make an application to the Family Court for a Financial Order (previously known as ancillary relief) to decide how their assets should be divided. This is not the case for unmarried couples. Click here to read more

The most expensive divorces in history

November 17 2014

Celebrity divorce has been in the news again this week as it has been reported that oil magnate Harold Hamm’s divorce settlement with his ex-wife reached $1 billion (£164 million), making it one of the most expensive divorces in history. Click here to read more

Senior family court judge condemns legal aid system

November 10 2014

A senior family court judge has recently criticised the UK’s legal aid system, after an illiterate mother of four was made to represent herself in a court hearing over the custody of her children. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also has poor sight and hearing. Click here to read more

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