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family law solicitor Emma Hamilton Cole

Family law solicitors Coles Miller are preparing for new rules which will require those seeking court orders in children and financial cases to attend Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs).

The new rules will come into force later this month. Couples who attempt to go straight to court will be redirected to mediation information meetings.

family law solicitor Emma Hamilton Cole

Growing numbers of couples are enquiring about prenuptial agreements, report family law solicitors Coles Miller.

Demand for ‘prenups’ has been rising steadily ­ even before the legal changes being discussed by the government.

family law solicitor Emma Hamilton Cole

Family law solicitors at Coles Miller are helping parents to make Christmas more enjoyable for children affected by divorce or separation.

Divorce solicitors and mediators at the Dorset law firm are using their legal expertise and experience to help separated parents co-ordinate Christmas children arrangements.

family law solicitor Emma Hamilton Cole

Separating couples are being encouraged to have a less acrimonious attitude to divorce after the latest Legal Aid cuts, report Coles Miller Solicitors ahead of Family Dispute Resolution Week.

Large numbers of divorcing couples previously eligible for Legal Aid now have to pay their own costs ­ making them less likely to go to court.

family law solicitor Emma Hamilton ColeSeparated parents face paying fees if they cannot agree child support payments under major new legal changes, warn Bournemouth and Poole solicitors Coles Miller.

There is now greater pressure on separated couples to agree their payments as the outgoing Child Support Agency (CSA) is replaced by the new Child Maintenance Service (CMS).

family law Partner Emma Hamilton Cole

Rising numbers of divorces involving the over-60s can be among the most acrimonious, warn family solicitors Coles Miller.

Dorset-based Coles Miller has extensive experience of what the media has dubbed “silver splitter” divorces because of the county’s older-than-average population.

Emma Hamilton Cole - Partner, Coles MillerCompany directors are being urged to consider prenuptial agreements to protect their corporate assets after a landmark divorce case ruling in the UK Supreme Court.

Family law solicitors Coles Miller are warning company owners and critical decision makers to review their situation after the court’s ruling in the Prest v Petrodel appeal.


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