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“What can you do if you don’t agree with the amount of child support that you are paying?” - A Greens Solicitor investigates.

  In the vast majority of cases, child support is now controlled by the State through the Child Maintenance & Enforcement Commission with the amount that you pay based upon a set figure. However, a number of variations to the amount can be applied for: The Paying Parent A paying parent can apply for a variation in cases of special expenses:...

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring is in the air and we are all starting to feel the benefit of lighter mornings and evenings. The clocks are due to go forward at the end of March and despite losing a precious hour, will the be the mark of longer and hopefully brighter days. &n...

Civil Partnerships: Who are they for?

Civil Partnerships were first introduced in the UK as a way for same sex couples to be legally recognised with similar rights as traditional marriages. But what happens when a mixed sex couple file for a Civil Partnership?  The Court of Appeal has recently dismissed an application whereby an opposite sex couple sought to challenge the provision that only same sex couples can enter i...

The Legal Aid Regulations

The Legal Aid Regulations enable a person to seek Legal Aid for certain types of Proceedings provided they can show evidence of domestic violence or a risk of domestic violence.  The Legal Aid Agency originally levied a cut-off point of two years in relation to historic incidents after which such evidence could no longer be used ...

It’s February already!

It seems hardly a moment ago when our offices were busy with calls from clients concerned about the arrangements they were making for their children over Christmas. Upon separation one of the hardest things for parents to come to terms with is having to divide up their children’s time between them. Numerous children of separated and divorced parents will be spending a few da...

Here we go again!

New Year New You; New Year New start; This year I am going to…….[fill in the blank] This week we see the media filled with news of ‘D’ day or ‘Divorce Day’. Apparently after a Christmas break spent cooped up with the other half eating too much, drinking too much and spending too much, thousands of disgruntled married people go running into the arms of their...

The Decision is made – What next?

Green's Solicitor's Head of the Family Department, Georgina Burrows, looks into the effects of the EU Referendum: Last week I wrote in advance of the EU referendum and explored whether the referendum could be compared with making a decision to divorce. This week I am considering how the early process of Brexiting can compare to a divorce. We now know the result and it...

Should I stay or should I go now….

Green's Solicitor's Head of the Family Department, Georgina Burrows, looks into the upcoming EU Referendum: I was in conversation about the soon to be over referendum on whether Britain should remain or leave the European Union. I was and have been interested to hear Brexit described as a divorce from Europe. This has made me ponder what divorce really means to those ...

The Process & Procedure of Divorce

If your marriage is at an end we will act for you on a fixed fee basis. Ending any relationship is difficult and fraught with anxiety, fear and doubt. When you come into Greens we will do all we can to alleviate your fears by giving you clear advice in plain English (we are also able to give clear advice in plain Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, and Mirpuri).  The biggest fear many peop...

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