How lockdown has torn many couples apart

Friday, 19 Mar 2021

  When getting married, the last thing being contemplated is divorce.  Although 12 months ago, Britain’s divorce rate was falling faster than anywhere else in Europe, since lockdown, there has been a significant increase in demand for divorces. Whilst “an ok” marriage can survive normal life where there is plenty of opportunity for time apart,... Read More

Testimonial for our Head of Family

Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020

“Divorce is difficult at the best of times whether you are the applicant or like I was, the respondent. Your decision making can be poor at a time you need it to be at its best. Choosing the right Solicitor to advise you and represent you through the difficult times ahead is THE most important... Read More

Impact of COVID-19 on relationships

Friday, 5 Jun 2020

Since the nationwide lockdown was enforced to curb the spread of COVID-19, there have been a considerable number of positive effects for many:- More quality family time Enjoying simple pleasures, e.g. a family walk, board games etc Getting to know neighbours Avoiding the commute Spending less money Never have so many families spent so much... Read More

Varying Spousal Maintenance

Thursday, 2 Apr 2020

When considering matrimonial cases, the Court’s priority is to attain a ‘clean-break’ order between the parties, i.e. an order that all financial claims be settled in  one order with no lasting ties. However, this type of settlement is not always possible. If there are insufficient capital assets or there is a significant difference between the... Read More

Family Law Services and Covid-19

Thursday, 2 Apr 2020

Liz Hebden, Head of AWB Charlesworth’s Family Law Team discusses how the team has adapted to support Clients whilst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues.  The level of disruption to the UK is unprecedented, there having been a knock-on effect on every aspect of society.  Separating couples are experiencing a particularly challenging time, especially those who... Read More


Wednesday, 25 Mar 2020

We are continuing to provide legal services and support to our clients at the same time as following the Government instructions for fighting the spread of Covid-19. Most of our staff are working from home with minimal personnel in our offices. Our phones are diverted to enable us to receive your calls at home and... Read More

Do I need a Final Financial Order on Divorce?

Thursday, 27 Feb 2020

Many divorcing couples are under the misconception that once their marriage has been dissolved and Decree Absolute granted, that is the conclusion of all matters arising from their divorce.  This is not the case. Even where parties have agreed as to how the matrimonial assets are to be divided, it is strongly advisable to secure... Read More

AWB Charlesworth Solicitors hosts Networking Breakfast at Keelham Farm Shop

Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019

Over thirty guests joined staff from AWB Charlesworth Solicitors for an informal networking breakfast at Keelham Farm Shop on Thursday 31 October.   Not put off by Brexit uncertainty, local business owners, sole traders and professionals at all stages of their careers met together to enjoy Keelham Farm Shop hospitality and an inspiring presentation by... Read More

2019 Golf Day Success

Thursday, 15 Aug 2019

AWB Charlesworth and Pearson and Associates Accountants have raised over £3100 for Martin House Children’s Hospice in their latest fundraising event. Both AWB Charlesworth and Pearson and Associates are continual supporters of the charity, and this is the 6th year that they have held their golf day. The day was held at Bingley St Ives... Read More

To the Manor Born

Monday, 3 Jun 2019

Mines and Minerals/Manorial Rights – The Duke of Devonshire We are aware of a number of land owners in the Keighley and Craven areas having received notice recently from the Land Registry of an application made by the Duke of Devonshire for registration of rights in relation to mines and minerals which it is asserted... Read More