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Family Law

Leave the kids out of your divorce, warn lawyers

3rd January 2017

Unhappy couples who have been waiting for the festive season to end to avoid spoiling family celebrations traditionally pick up the phone to lawyers to begin divorce proceedings in January. Whilst couples may be keen to press ahead with the process, for those who have children, it’s important to take time to consider the impact…

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Divorce: common misconceptions

9th November 2016

This month the Office of National Statistics will release its annual divorce statistics and while divorce has hit the headlines this year with news of the ‘Brangelina’ split, there are still many myths about divorce, says Jacqueline Major, one of the UK’s leading divorce lawyers. Jacqueline Major, Head of the Family team at Hodge Jones &…

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New Partner appointed for HJA Family Law team

8th September 2015

Jacqueline Major today joins the Family Law team at Hodge Jones & Allen as a partner heading up their family finance section. Jacqueline has particular experience in medium to high asset divorces, preparing prenuptial agreements and handling cohabitation disputes. She has fourteen years of dealing with private family and children law matters and, past clients…

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Child Care Solicitor Joins Leading Family Law Department

20th August 2015

Sophie Burchett, specialist solicitor in Child Care Law joined Hodge Jones & Allen on Monday 10th August. Sophie is a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel dealing with both public and private law children matters. She holds extensive experience in representing both parents and children in care proceedings and in domestic violence work and…

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Hodge Jones & Allen pioneers fixed-fee divorce arbitration service

16th December 2014

Hodge Jones & Allen (HJA) has launched the first fixed-fee arbitration service for divorcing couples and separating cohabitees. The service will slash the cost associated with agreeing a financial settlement, providing a speedier alternative to court proceedings whilst ensuring a legally binding agreement. Court proceedings can cost those involved in reaching a financial settlement as…

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