Social Media on the rise as a reason for divorce

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We’ve been nicknamed the ‘smart phone’ generation, constantly checking in and uploading our lives on to some form of social media. However, this has not been without its problems, particularly in marriage. Social media is becoming more prominently mentioned in divorce cases; whether that be as a reason for divorce, or used as evidence which…

Five tips about Divorce

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Five Things you Need to Know before you file for Divorce: It has been said that approximately one in three marriages in the UK end in divorce. This is an astounding figure; however, Jordan’s are on hand to help. We know and understand just how difficult this period can be, and our trained professionals are…

Ending the cross-examination of victims of domestic abuse by their abusers

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A recent Guardian investigation has highlighted the ordeal many victims of domestic abuse are forced undergo in family courts across the country. A serious problem A number of women have spoken to the Guardian, giving ‘graphic descriptions of the “torture” of being questioned by abusive men’ in court. This problem is well known to solicitors…

Occupation orders

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Background to Occupation Orders Occupation Orders can provide a level of protection for victims of domestic abuse. Occupation orders allow the victim to apply to the Court to decide on the occupation of the property. Occupation Orders are usually accompanied with a non-molestation order. The property must be a dwelling house. The property must be…

Parental Responsibility

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Parental responsibility (PR) is all the ‘rights, duties, powers, responsibility and authority which by law a parent has in relation to the child and the child’s property’. A  person with PR for a child should be involved in and consulted about making any major decisions about that child, for example, the parent is to have a say…

Why should you choose Jordans?

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Jordans Solicitors might not be the biggest firm, but we’re here to give you a few reasons as to why we’re the best and why we always ensure our client’s needs are our first and foremost priority. We know that when you have to get the help of a solicitor, generally, it’s not for a…

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: The divorce the world never saw coming

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On the 20th September, it was revealed to the world that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who have become a tabloid favourite often being dubbed ‘Brangelina’, had decided to divorce after 12 years together. In Hollywood, that’s practically a life time. The world has been watching the couple since the start of their relationship, due…

What is a Non-Molestation Order?

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You may need a Non-Molestation Order (NMO) whether you are a man or woman who is subject to domestic abuse. Domestic abuse does not only mean behaviour between couples; it can include relatives or ex-partners. Domestic abuse is not limited to physical violence; it can also be psychological, sexual, emotional and financial abuse. Legal aid…