Author Articles by Joanne Matthews

Proud supporters of the ‘Voices in the Middle’ campaign

Daryl Griffiths, CEO, Burnett Barker Solicitors

We are proud to announce that we are partnering a national campaign which is raising awareness of the importance of listening to the views of children and young people during family divorce or separations.
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We’re backing plans to overhaul divorce law

anne Matthews - Family Law Partner

We are backing plans by the government to overhaul the current divorce laws in favour of a ‘no-fault’ divorce option.
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What rights do your children have should you and your partner separate?

Children-Rights-divorce-separation

One of the biggest concerns for couples considering divorce or separation is what affect this will have on their children. Aside from the emotional impact, worries about where they will live and how they will continue to have a meaningful relationship with both parties are always front of mind.
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Divorce may only be the beginning for children of separated parents

Bury St Edmunds Child Contact Centre - divorced familes

The process of divorce and separation can be stressful enough for adults but for children it can be an extremely bewildering time. Bury St Edmund’s Child Contact Centre plays a vital part in ensuring children do not go without the love & attention of both parents following a break-up.
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Divorce – the importance of a financial ‘clean break’

Financial Clean Break - Divorce

In a bid to avoid legal costs, an increasing number of couples are choosing to undertake their own divorce, or even to do it online. This could however, leave them vulnerable to significant financial heartache further down the line.
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