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Consultation Paper Published on Divorce Reform

Consultation Paper Published on Divorce Reform
The Government has recently published its consultation paper on proposed divorce reform which has been broadly welcomed amongst legal professions. Currently to obtain a divorce in addition to proving that the marriage has “irretrievably broken down” a petitioner has...
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Is Having Sex With Your Partner A Fundamental Human Right?

Is Having Sex With Your Partner A Fundamental Human Right?
This question raises many interesting issues for debate which is what happened within a recent Court of Protection case when Mr Justice Hayden commented “it is a fundamental human right of a man to have sex with his wife”. This particular case relates to a married...
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Tracy Stephenson Joins Greens Solicitors

Tracy Stephenson Joins Greens Solicitors
Greens Solicitors are pleased to announce that Tracy Stephenson has joined the team. We at Greens welcome Tracy and wish her a successful career here. More information about Tracy will be coming on our website soon!
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When Does a Divorce End?

When Does a Divorce End?
In a divorce the Court makes two orders during the duration of the proceedings – they are known as the decree nisi and the decree absolute. The decree nisi is an interim order made at the halfway stage and it is a very important document since it is the court...
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Greens Solicitors Win ‘Law Firm of the Year 2019’ Award

Greens Solicitors Win ‘Law Firm of the Year 2019’ Award
The Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards showcase every year the very best of the region’s legal talent. We are very pleased to announce that last night, Greens Solicitors won the award for Birmingham’s Law Society “Law Firm of the Year 2019“. We would like to thank...
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How Long Does It Really Take to Get Divorced?

How Long Does It Really Take to Get Divorced?
Originally when people got divorced, they could issue their divorce petition in any county court in England and Wales that dealt with family work. However 11 regional divorce units were launched in 2015 with the intention of speeding up the divorce process. They...
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Some Common Myths Around Divorce (Part 2)

Some Common Myths Around Divorce (Part 2)
This is the second of two posts I have written about a number of very common myths and misperceptions that arise out of divorce cases:- My husband/wife has wealthy parents so I want to claim against his/her inheritance This is a classic example of how there are many...
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Some Common Myths Around Divorce (Part 1)

Some Common Myths Around Divorce (Part 1)
Spouses have been able to obtain a divorce for centuries. It is fair to say that the procedure 150 years ago was significantly different to how it is today, but even now our current divorce laws do stem from a piece of legislation that received royal assent in the...
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Rare Lifting of Publicity in Family Proceedings

Rare Lifting of Publicity in Family Proceedings
Cases in family proceedings are invariably held in private, or have very strict reporting restrictions. The main reason for this is to protect and safeguard children from the risk of repercussions were their names or their families’ identities being published. However...
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