AREAS OF PRACTICE

All aspects of family law are made easy at Morgan Has Solicitors with our friendly, proactive and experienced approach. We are committed to providing you with the best advice to assist you and where possible will endeavour to resolve disputes by negotiation, mediation and reconciliation.

We are experts in the following matters dealt with in Family Law:

  • Relationship problems – advising clients with issues that can arise on separation for cohabiting couples, ancillary relief, dealing with all financial aspects, property and children issues, and obtaining court relief if necessary
  • Marriage breakdowns – advising clients on and obtaining a divorce or a separation agreement on their behalf
  • Civil partnerships –advising clients on the dissolution of civil partnerships and range of issues that can arise on civil partnership breakdown, including financial and children issues
  • Domestic violence – responding efficiently in emergencies to advice clients and guiding them on how to obtain court orders as necessary for protection
  • Children issues – please refer to the Children Law section of this web site
  • Adoption and Special Guardianship Orders – advising clients on the relevance and consequences of making these orders; we can represent you whether you are the applicant or the respondent opposing the order
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements / Cohabitation Agreements – advising clients prior to marriage or setting up a home with a partner by putting their plans in writing and recording agreement in regard to financial issues in order to provide clarity for the future

RECENT LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS

Recent Legal Developments

Strasbourg upholds right of British courts to impose whole-life terms

Whole-life tariffs are compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights and do not amount to ‘inhuman or degrading treatment’, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. The case was taken to Europe in 2008 by Arthur

Forced marriage now a crime

Forcing someone to marry against their will is now a criminal offence. New legislation introduced on 16 June 2014 by the government is designed to help people in England and Wales. It also applies to UK nationals overseas

Supreme Court dismisses ‘right to die’ appeal

The Supreme Court dismissed the right to die appeal brought by the wife of the late Tony Nicklinson and campaigner Paul Lamb in a landmark judgment today. The appellants claimed the prohibition on assisted suicide in section 2(1)

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