Separating Parents – How Will The Report Of The Family Justice Review Panel Affect You?

The Family Justice Review Panel has published an interim report and concluded that the Family Justice System needs significant reform.   Whilst a package of proposals has been recommended a public consultation on these proposals will now take place.  There will be no immediate change to the existing legislation in England and Wales with regard to divorce and more importantly with respect to the way in which the Courts presently deal with applications relating to children when parents separate.

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Launch of Plymouth Collaborative Law Group

 Fourteen specialist family lawyers from firms across the city have come together to make a less confrontational option available to divorcing or separated couples in Plymouth.

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Do you need help with a CSA dispute?

We can provide a free initial consultation to people seeking help with CSA matters.  We have various fixed fee packages available to assist with your legal costs, to include representation at a CSA Tribunal Hearing.  Martin Symonds can provide expert advice in matters relating to the legislation and regulations of the CSA. For further information please follow this link Martin Symonds or this link Child Support Act.  Please call the office to arrange a free initial consultation on 01752 213560

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Child Support Update

Martin Symonds is a specialist family law Solicitor with extensive knowledge and experience of issues arising from the Child Support Act and the related regulations.  The Child Support Agency have recently implemented changes in the formula by which child support calculations are made.  Recent case law has also changed the way in which the Child Support Agency pursue enforcement of any arrears of child support maintenance.  If you require advice on this or any other aspect involving the Child Support Agency please contact Martin Symonds on 01752 213560.

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“Fixed Fees for Divorce or Dissolution of Civil Partnership” £499 + VAT and Court Fees

Symonds Solicitors are introducing with effect from 1st November 2013  a new fixed fee scheme for divorce and civil partnership dissolution.  When a relationship breaks down we at Symonds Solicitors recognise that you may wish to obtain expert legal advice but will be concerned at the legal fees you may be incurring at a time that may be difficult and stressful.  Symonds Solicitors have a well established family law team who want you to be confident that you are made fully aware of the legal fees that you will incur.  Knowing the cost to you beforehand will assist you.

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Changes to the Child Support Agency

In December 2012 the Child Support Agency (CSA) began running a new gross income assessment scheme known as CS3.  The aim of CS3 is to simplify the assessment of child support payments for a non-resident parent by using gross income figures rather than net income figures.  Gross income figures can be obtained directly from HMRC making it faster, more accurate and transparent, and helping to reduce administration costs.

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Free Wednesday Evening Clinics

In addition to our free initial half hour consultations, Symonds Solicitors are pleased to confirm that we are now conducting a free legal walk in clinic on the first Wednesday of every month beginning the 6th July 2016 between 5pm to 6pm. Please see our specialist areas of expertise on which we will be able to advise at these clinics.

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