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New Years’ Resolution #1: Get a Divorce

It’s no secret, 2020 has been a difficult year for us all and our lives have been tested like never before. As we head into one of the most stressful... Read more

No-Fault Divorce To Start In Autumn 2021

Those waiting for the long anticipated Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill to bring an end to the current fault-based system, will have to wait a little bit longer, until autumn... Read more

How Can I Support My Child During Divorce Proceedings?

Around 150,000 children are affected by divorce each year, and it can be a particularly troubling time for them. Young children won’t understand the myriad reasons that can contribute to... Read more

Are you going through a separation or looking at separating during lockdown?

Here is our advice for married couples separating during this unprecedented time. Coronavirus has stopped life as we know it for some time now and our country is effectively in... Read more

Possible New Divorce Laws Coming Soon

The Divorce, Dissolution & Separation Bill [HL] 2019-20 is due to have it’s second hearings in the House of Lords today which means there will be a general debate on... Read more

‘Divorce Day’

Christmas and New Year are undoubtedly stressful times of year and can often lead to strained relationships reaching breaking point. Relate, one of the UK’s biggest relationship charities, acknowledges that... Read more

What is a Non-Molestation Order?

According to figures recently published by the Family Court Statistics Quarterly in September 2019 there was an increasing amount of applications being made for Non-Molestation Orders.  In April to June... Read more

Congratulations to Samuel Mason

Congratulations to Samuel Mason who qualified as a Solicitor as of 1st October 2019. Samuel joined Dodds Solicitors LLP in August 2017 as a Paralegal in the family/care department and... Read more

Options for those in Islamic Marriages not recognised by UK law

Following on from Jennifer McNeil’s blog of the 13th August 2018 regarding whether an Islamic marriage and or divorce can be recognised in an English court. If having taken advice... Read more
13th August 2018

Is my Nikah valid in the UK?

The recent case of Akhter v Khan [2018] EWFC 54 has caused widespread confusion on the question of whether an Islamic marriage not followed by a civil ceremony, is recognised... Read more