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In the world of conflict resolution, mediation stands as a beacon of hope, offering a path to resolution that sidesteps the adversarial nature of traditional litigation. At Grayfords, we understand the complexities of disputes and the importance of finding amicable solutions, so in this blog post, we explore the role of mediation in resolving disputes…

Parenting is no small feat and that’s something that practically every parent can attest to. Most couples will spend months or even years preparing to have children, priming themselves psychologically, emotionally, and practically to commence such a major undertaking. However, this preparation time is not always afforded to everyone who may need to step up…

Divorce is already a challenging process, but when domestic violence is involved, the stakes become even higher. At Grayfords, we understand the complexities and sensitivities of these situations, and we are here to provide compassionate support and expert legal guidance every step of the way. Domestic violence can have profound effects on the divorce process,…

Divorce or separation is a profound life transition that can evoke a spectrum of emotions, from grief and anger to uncertainty and relief. Amidst this tumultuous period, finding your footing amidst legal complexities and emotional upheaval can feel like an overwhelming task. However, with the right guidance and mindset, it’s possible to navigate this challenging…

After nearly a year of separation, Ariana Grande has now officially finalised her divorce from estate agent Dalton Gomez. A Los Angeles Superior Court judgement signed off the decision on 19th March 2024, bringing their three-year long marriage to a close. Court documents reveal that the 30-year-old singer will make a one-off payment of 1.25…

Separation and divorce are undoubtedly challenging times, especially for families with children. At Grayfords, we understand the importance of providing support and guidance to help parents navigate this emotional journey with care and compassion. It’s essential for both parents to understand their parental responsibilities and work together to make decisions that prioritise the well-being of…

Data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which analysed behavioural statistics surrounding marriage and divorce in recent decades points to a notable rise in ‘silver splicers’ or ‘silver separators’ – terms used to describe divorcing couples over the age of 65. Interestingly, this upwards trend is in stark contrast to the tendencies of…

On Wednesday 6TH March, the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, announced the Spring Budget, which many expect is likely to be the last fiscal event before 2024’s general election. As part of the budget, Hunt made a commitment of £170 million to the UK’s justice system in an attempt to make it ‘fit for the modern era’,…

Documents filed on Tuesday 20th February in a Santa Barbara, California court now reveal that Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner have finally concluded their divorce. Legal proceedings came to a close on Friday 16th February when the marriage was officially terminated, rendering both Costner and Baumgartner single for the first time in nearly 20 years….

The declaration of parentage is a legal process designed to establish and confirm the parental relationship between a child and their biological or legal parent(s). In the United Kingdom, this procedure is vital for resolving disputes or uncertainties surrounding parentage, ensuring that children have legal recognition of their parents and access to parental rights and…