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New divorce petition and online divorce

On 17 July we were notified that a new style of divorce petition is being introduced and should be used from 7 August. This is as usual a very short notice period for a fairly major change! Luckily there is a transitional period and old style... Read more

How to choose a divorce lawyer

How can you be sure that you are choosing the right person to give you advice when you separate?  You might be going through tough times, and to make it worse, you have to deal with the unfamiliar world of lawyers and courts and dispute... Read more

Businesses on divorce

How do the courts deal with family businesses on divorce?  At bbl, we deal with many couples who have their own business, either companies or partnerships or sole traders.  There can be issues about: Valuing the business (or the relevant share... Read more

Good Divorce Group Breakfast

We at bbl family law are members of the Good Divorce Group, a team of experts committed to resolving family disputes and divorce in a positive and constructive way.  We know this might sound contradictory if you are in the midst of a relationship... Read more

Civil Partnerships v Marriage

This morning the Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal which would have allowed heterosexual couples to enter a civil partnership. The case was finely balanced and the court indicated the human rights issues would lead to straight civil... Read more

How much does a divorce cost?

We often get asked, how much does it cost to get divorced, and what are the divorce costs? If you instruct our firm, and if you start the process (you are the "petitioner") the total divorce cost will be around £1,100 (including the vat and... Read more