Monday, 28 November 2016

Good Divorce Week

As members of Resolution, the family law team at Ansons Solicitors in Staffordshire is committed to helping you to ease the burden of relationship problems. This is why we will be supporting Resolution’s campaign, Good Divorce Week.
This year, Good Divorce Week runs from 28 November to 2 December, and aims to raise awareness of the work Resolution and its associated solicitors do in resolving family law matters with a constructive, non-confrontational approach and campaigning for improvements to the family justice system.
On Wednesday 30 November, Resolution will be holding a lobby day in Parliament to campaign for no fault divorce and improving rights for cohabiting couples. Over 150 Resolution members will be travelling to Westminster to meet with their MP to support the cause.
To help to ensure that the lobby day gets as much media coverage as possible, Resolution are asking for family lawyers and clients to get involved on social media by using the hashtag ‘#abetterway’. They are also looking for clients to share their experience of Resolution. If you would like to share your story, either directly to the media or anonymously, please get in touch with one of our family law team.
For a confidential discussion about any family law problem contact Mark Buttery on 01543 431939 or email mbuttery@ansonssolicitors.com.
This article is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. It should not be used as a substitute for legal advice relating to your particular circumstances. Please note that the law may have changed since the date this article was published.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Top eight options for divorce legal costs – check for consultation fees

If divorce is on the horizon, your financial future may seem uncertain and funding legal fees can feel like a daunting prospect. That is why at Ansons Solicitors in Staffordshire, we believe in being clear about your cost options from the outset.
We offer a fixed fee initial consultation from our offices in LichfieldCannock and Sutton Coldfield. We also offer an attractive fixed fee divorce package so you can get the very best legal advice when you need it most.
However, getting divorced also involves financial separation and making arrangements for children. Resolving these complex issues is where legal costs can build up, depending on how events develop and how long it takes.
In this series of blogs, Laura Lambertfamily law solicitor at Ansons Solicitors, explains your options for covering the legal costs of divorce and what you can do to minimise them.

Check for consultation fees

Ansons Solicitors offer a free initial one-hour consultation at both our Lichfield and Cannock offices. We will also be offering confidential consultations by appointment only in Sutton Coldfield in the near future. Potential clients should be aware that not all solicitors offer a free consultation. Always ask if there is a fee when you book an appointment.
For more information on covering the costs of divorce, please contact Laura Lambert on 01543 431 996 or email llambert@ansonssolicitors.com.
This article is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. It should not be used as a substitute for legal advice relating to your particular circumstances. Please note that the law may have changed since the date this article was published.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Top eight options for divorce legal costs – be aware of third party costs

If divorce is on the horizon, your financial future may seem uncertain and funding legal fees can feel like a daunting prospect. That is why at Ansons Solicitors in Staffordshire, we believe in being clear about your cost options from the outset.
We offer a fixed fee initial consultation from our offices in LichfieldCannock and Sutton Coldfield. We also offer an attractive fixed fee divorce package so you can get the very best legal advice when you need it most.
However, getting divorced also involves financial separation and making arrangements for children. Resolving these complex issues is where legal costs can build up, depending on how events develop and how long it takes.
In this series of blogs, Laura Lambertfamily law solicitor at Ansons Solicitors, explains your options for covering the legal costs of divorce and what you can do to minimise them.

Be aware of third party costs

If we need to instruct a third party to assist with your case for example a barrister or accountant we will discuss this with you before they become involved as this will incur an additional cost.
For more information on covering the costs of divorce, please contact Laura Lambert on 01543 431 996 or email llambert@ansonssolicitors.com.
This article is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. It should not be used as a substitute for legal advice relating to your particular circumstances. Please note that the law may have changed since the date this article was published.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Top eight options for divorce legal costs – be aware of cost changes

If divorce is on the horizon, your financial future may seem uncertain and funding legal fees can feel like a daunting prospect. That is why at Ansons Solicitors in Staffordshire, we believe in being clear about your cost options from the outset.
We offer a fixed fee initial consultation from our offices in LichfieldCannock and Sutton Coldfield. We also offer an attractive fixed fee divorce package so you can get the very best legal advice when you need it most.
However, getting divorced also involves financial separation and making arrangements for children. Resolving these complex issues is where legal costs can build up, depending on how events develop and how long it takes.
In this series of blogs, Laura Lambertfamily law solicitor at Ansons Solicitors, explains your options for covering the legal costs of divorce and what you can do to minimise them.

Be aware of cost changes

The costs for a divorce are often very dependent on the other person’s cooperation to resolving matters quickly and amicably. Sometimes the parties resolve to deal with matters amicably can break down and this may increase costs. Ansons Solicitors will tell you as soon as we are aware of any changes to your costs and we welcome our clients asking for an update.
For more information on covering the costs of divorce, please contact Laura Lambert on 01543 431 996 or email llambert@ansonssolicitors.com.
This article is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. It should not be used as a substitute for legal advice relating to your particular circumstances. Please note that the law may have changed since the date this article was published.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Top eight options for divorce legal costs – get a quote upfront

If divorce is on the horizon, your financial future may seem uncertain and funding legal fees can feel like a daunting prospect. That is why at Ansons Solicitors in Staffordshire, we believe in being clear about your cost options from the outset.
We offer a fixed fee initial consultation from our offices in LichfieldCannock and Sutton Coldfield. We also offer an attractive fixed fee divorce package so you can get the very best legal advice when you need it most.
However, getting divorced also involves financial separation and making arrangements for children. Resolving these complex issues is where legal costs can build up, depending on how events develop and how long it takes.
In this series of blogs, Laura Lambertfamily law solicitor at Ansons Solicitors, explains your options for covering the legal costs of divorce and what you can do to minimise them.

Get a quote upfront

At Ansons Solicitors, we give you an estimate of how much the overall service will be. Sometimes it can be hard to predict how much it will cost as it can depend on the complexities of the case and the attitude of the parties, but we will provide a range of costs which can be more helpful than a single number which could shift up or down.
For more information on covering the costs of divorce, please contact Laura Lambert on 01543 431 996 or email llambert@ansonssolicitors.com.
This article is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. It should not be used as a substitute for legal advice relating to your particular circumstances. Please note that the law may have changed since the date this article was published.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Top eight options for divorce legal costs – be honest about your assets

If divorce is on the horizon, your financial future may seem uncertain and funding legal fees can feel like a daunting prospect. That is why at Ansons Solicitors in Staffordshire, we believe in being clear about your cost options from the outset.
We offer a fixed fee initial consultation from our offices in LichfieldCannock and Sutton Coldfield. We also offer an attractive fixed fee divorce package so you can get the very best legal advice when you need it most.
However, getting divorced also involves financial separation and making arrangements for children. Resolving these complex issues is where legal costs can build up, depending on how events develop and how long it takes.
In this series of blogs, Laura Lambertfamily law solicitor at Ansons Solicitors, explains your options for covering the legal costs of divorce and what you can do to minimise them.

Be honest about your assets

If either spouse deliberately tries to conceal assets or income, understate the value of assets or go out of their way to be uncooperative, costs may spiral. If you are both honest and voluntarily disclose all relevant financial information and documents at the first opportunity and keep their solicitor fully informed about anything that needs to be added, deleted or amended from their financial disclosure unnecessary costs can be avoided.
For more information on covering the costs of divorce, please contact Laura Lambert on 01543 431 996 or email llambert@ansonssolicitors.com.
This article is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. It should not be used as a substitute for legal advice relating to your particular circumstances. Please note that the law may have changed since the date this article was published.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Mark Buttery joins Ansons Solicitors as new Head of Family Law

Ansons Solicitors in Staffordshire are delighted to welcome the newest member of its team, Mark Buttery, who joined the firm on 1 October as the new Head of Family department.
Mark, who joins Ansons from Cutler Buttery Solicitors, will be heading the family team across all offices. 
As a Resolution accredited family lawyer and a mediator with over 25 years of experience in advising clients on all family law matters, Mark has earned himself a reputation for his ability to manage any case, no matter how complex. 
His experience in representing parents and children in children proceedings has led to Mark receiving instructions from all over the country and he often receives referrals from other local family law solicitors who require his higher level of expertise. Mark has a particular aptitude for dealing with complicated matters and resolving financial disputes for high net worth individuals in a client focused manner.
The Ansons family team already have an excellent reputation across Staffordshire, and have recently extended their family services in Lichfield and Cannock to include appointments at modern offices in Sutton Coldfield and now Halesowen.
The family team advises on a wide range of matters including divorceseparationcohabitation agreementsprenuptial agreementsarrangements for childrenfinancial arrangements and domestic abuse
Managing Director Andrew Johnson says, “We are delighted that Mark has agreed to join us and head up our family team.  The wealth and depth of his experience in highly complex and high value cases will strengthen our family team’s offering across all of our offices.  Mark’s reputation as one of the leading family lawyers in the West Midlands was a driving force behind his appointment”. 
For more advice about any family law matter contact Mark Buttery at Ansons Solicitors in CannockLichfield, Halesowen and Sutton Coldfield on 01543 431939 or email mbuttery@ansonssolicitors.com.
This article is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. It should not be used as a substitute for legal advice relating to your particular circumstances. Please note that the law may have changed since the date this article was published.