Yearly Archives: 2020

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


OPEN FOR BUSINESS – COVID-19 UPDATE

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