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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…

Sharing childcare between parents is crucial to a happy and healthy co-parenting relationship. It is often a difficult topic to navigate and needs lots of flexibility, communication, and understanding. At Grayfords, our expert solicitors are well-versed in all types of parenting arrangements, and can help you to navigate your ideal co-parenting situation. Please do not…

Divorces often end up being lengthy, drawn-out litigious affairs that can typically last about 6-8 months and sometimes even longer in certain cases. However, Aquaman actor, Jason Momoa (44), and his partner of 17 years, Lisa Bonet (56), have completely bucked this trend by settling their divorce in its entirety after only one day had…

Although domestic abuse rates continue to rise in the UK, recent statistics unfortunately show that married victims are less likely to flee their abusive partners in 2024. According to UK financial service providers, over 270,000 divorces have been delayed this year due to the ongoing cost of living crisis. ‘Divorce Day’ is a term that…

Understanding the legal landscape for cohabitating couples in the UK is crucial for a secure and harmonious living arrangement. By proactively addressing legal considerations, couples can foster a stable and legally sound cohabitation. Here at Grayfords, our solicitors have an extensive knowledge on cohabitation agreements and arrangements. Call us on 020 7100 6100 for your…

Marriage rates have been declining year on year for some time, with the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics showing that only 213,000 heterosexual couples actually married in 2019. This represents a decrease of more than 50% since the peak in 1972. That equates to just 18.6 marriages per 1,000 men and 17.2…