Family Law


Our Family Law Legal Hour is hosted by Karen Pritchard, Senior Associate in our Family Department.

​If you require further help regarding family law, please phone us on 01279 755777 or contact Karen Pritchard Directly directly. 

Our Family Law Team will be hosting the Nockolds Legal Hour on the following dates:

Wednesday 12th July 2017 12pm - 1pm
Wednesday 23rd August 2017  12pm - 1pm 
Wednesday 4th October 2017  12pm - 1pm 
Wednesday 15th November 2017 12pm - 1pm 


Our Latest Legal Hour Questions (31.05.17)

Read all of the previously answered questions here
Am I allowed to take my children abroad on holiday if their other parent doesn't agree? 

If there is an order in place that provides for a child to live with you then you may take that child abroad for up to one month without the other parent’s prior consent. Otherwise, the consent of all people with parental responsibility for that child must be obtained before the child is taken abroad. 

I have seen on the news that family lawyers are pushing for "no fault divorce" - what does this mean?
Currently the only "immediate" facts on which a divorce can be based (ie without having to have been separated for at least 2 years) are adultery and unreasonable behaviour. One of the parties must therefore rely on the other party being "at fault" for the breakdown of the marriage. This makes a stressful and difficult process even harder, which is pointless when the reason behind the marriage breakdown will not have any bearing on the financial settlement. Many professionals working within family law therefore feels that the law needs to be changed to allow parties to separate without attributing blame.