CALL US:

0800 0351 999

0239 2483 322

Compass House,
57 Meridian Centre,
North Street,
Havant,
PO9 1UW

e-mail:
enquiries@swaincohavant.uk.com
Expert Services
Expert Services
A quality personalised service from a law firm based in Portsmouth/Havant, Southampton and Liverpool. We can help you. We will provide free first advice. Our lawyers are specialists in their areas of work.
Our Team
Our Team
We have specialist lawyers, many of whom are recognised as leaders in their respective fields and also share our unique focus on quality service and putting our clients first. Click here to find out more about our legal experts.
Fees & Figures
Fees & Figures
We provide a number of payment options: No Win No Fee, Legal Aid, Monthly payments, Fixed fee payment and other options. Here you can learn more about our payment options.

Category Archives: Family Law

8 Signs that your divorce may be complicated

8 Signs that your divorce may be complicated As divorce lawyers a common question from clients is: ‘Do I have to go to Court for my divorce?’ In short, no you do not have to. If you and your ex AGREE on … The divorce and the reasons Child arrangements (such as who they will…
Read more

Fairly splitting pensions in divorce

Fairly splitting pensions in divorce Often pensions are the family’s second largest asset, after the family home. There is widespread lack of awareness around pensions in divorce. It could be leading to unintended discrimination, proportionately higher against women reaching retirement age now. Research highlights that divorcing women could be deprived of thousands of pounds in…
Read more

Divorce and Pension: increase in pension attachment orders

Divorce and Pension: increase in pension attachment orders Divorce brings many matter to hand including pensions. Pensions are often one of the most valuable assets in a marriage, following property. Figures obtained by Nockolds finds the number of pension attachment orders made by family courts has doubled since 2011. This is despite divorce petition numbers…
Read more

Children in divorce and separation: What is a C100 form?

Children in divorce and separation: What is a C100 form? Sometimes, you need to ask the Court to help with children in divorce and separation. If communication has broken down between you and your ex, or agreements cannot be made on matters concerning your children, or you need to prevent the other parent doing something,…
Read more

Divorce Reforms – what you need to know

Divorce is a newsy topic at the moment. Why? Reforms are being made to create No Fault Divorce (trending on social media as #NoFaultDivorce). Does fault have to be found in divorce? Currently, to get a divorce in less than 2 years, you need to prove your partner is at fault through adultery (cheating), desertion,…
Read more

Police face action over death of stalked woman

Police officers are facing disciplinary action following the death of a woman who was being stalked. Shana Grice was 19 and reported being stalked by her ex boyfriend. She was fined for wasting police time after reporting him 5 times. Michael Lane, her ex boyfriend, went on to murder her. Sussex Police say two officers…
Read more

MoJ to reform Divorce process

MoJ to reform Divorce process The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) says it will ‘very soon’ announce reforms to the divorce process. Research into international divorce processes has highlighted how difficult it is for people to represent themselves in divorce in England and Wales. ‘Reforming the Ground for Divorce: Experiences from Other Jurisdictions’, a report from…
Read more

Divorce on the increase again?

Divorce on the increase again? Figures suggest that divorce is on the increase, again. Divorce petitions increased by almost 9,000 in 2018 compared to 2017. But, the number of completed divorces, to decree absolute, has fallen below 100,000 mark for the first time since 1971. There are concerns that we are seeing a return to…
Read more

New divorce reforms will be introduced today

Today, Parliament announced that new divorce reforms will be introduced shortly. The much-needed modernisation of the law breaks us away from the outdated 1973 Matrimonial Causes Act. Published proposals show how these new reforms focus on abolishing the need for couples to accuse the other for the irretrievable breakdown of their marriage, by adding the…
Read more

Trackers being used by abusers

Trackers being used by abusers As technology advances, it has been revealed by Refuge that trackers are being used by abusers. Victoria Derbyshire programme had Refuge talk to them about this worrying trend in domestically abusive relationships[1]. Some technology is making it easier for abusers to control their partners. And worryingly, more able to stalk…
Read more