Family News

Can I 'ring fence' inherited property on divorce?

Jennifer Allen provides a legal update on the complex issues of the impact on inherited wealth on divorce/ dissolution.    Upon dissolution of a marriage or civil partnership it may be necessary to consider what assets are in the matrimonial pot...

Free 30 minute appointment for all new family clients

The family team at Hughes Paddison are pleased to offer an initial 30 minute consultation for all new family clients free of charge. The breakdown of a relationship or a dispute concerning your children can be an extremely difficult and challenging time and...

2013: A New Year's Resolution - Reach a Resolution!

Christmas ought to have been a time for enjoying festivities with your family.  However, behind many closed doors Christmas can be a difficult time for those who are in the process of considering the future of their relationship / contemplating...

Family Courts Following Recommendations in Welfare Reports in 9 out of 10 Cases

Specialist Family Lawyer Jennifer Allen explains the role of the Children And Family Court Advisor and Support Service (CAFCASS) in Court proceedings relating to disputes regarding children (or more commonly known as custody/access disputes). If Court...

Child Maintenance - A New Regime for Child Maintenance Arrangements and Calculations

Jennifer Allen, a Specialist Family Lawyer at Hughes Paddison Solicitors situated in the centre of Cheltenham, explains the changes to legislation that have been made in the UK as outlined below in respect of the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act...

Assets acquired prior to the marriage - can I protect them?

Jennifer Allen specialises in matrimonial finance upon divorce/separation and civil partnership matters and is an Associate Solicitor in the matrimonial/family department at Hughes Paddison in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.   Jennifer offers an insight...

As Euro 2012 Kicks off does this equal an Increase in Domestic Abuse?

As the football season commences with the first two matches in Euro 2012 commencing today, will this herald an increase in domestic abuse? The current reported statistics in the UK are frightening : 1 in 4 women will be a victim of domestic violence in...

It's none of your business" - How divorce affects your business

How does divorce affect your business?   Marital breakdown can be an extremely distressing and difficult time for all parties involved both emotionally and financially. If there is a family business, how will this be affected on divorce and how...

Cheltenham Child Contact Centre

RESOLVE at Family Space, Cheltenham. An Option for separating parents. Jennifer Allen is on the Board of Advisors for the Cheltenham Child Contact Centre run by Family Space.  Family Space is a voluntary organisation which provides support to families...

Domestic Violence and the impact upon children

Christmas is a time for rejoicing. A time for family celebrations and a time for giving. However,  behind many closed doors, Christmas can be a difficult time for those who are victims of domestic violence. For children living in a home where there is...
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