Topic: Children Legal Services

Chafes Resolution Accredited Family Team

Chafes Family Team

Pete Littlewood, Anthony Jones and Michelle Simpson from Chafes Solicitors LLP family department are celebrating after they are now all resolution accredited specialists.

Resolution specialists are family solici

tors who have submitted themselves to a rigorous assessment to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, practical application of the law and best practice.

This means that they are now proven experts in areas such as cohabitation, complex financial and property matters, children law, domestic violence and presenting cases in court.

Peter Littlewood, Partner at Chafes comments : “We have all worked really hard to achieve this status and our clients can be assured that they are using expert solicitors to resolve their family problems”


Chafes advice on new high value divorce case ruling

Last week the Court of Appeal made a decision in divorce cases overturning over 18 years of legal precedent. In divorce cases under the new ruling, if a Husband or Wife finds information documentations showing their spouse was hiding assets, then such evidence was not to be allowed in Court. It is therefore more essential than ever that you make sure that you get the best legal advice possible before starting the divorce process.

At Chafes Solicitors, our best advice would be that if you find any evidence that your spouse has hidden assets, you should inform your solicitor straig

ht away so that they can ask the other parties solicitor to produce them. Do not take any papers that you do not own! The consequences of this are severe and you end up with sanctions against you and you will not be able to use the documents in Court.

Our advice in the first instance would always be to try and resolve the matter without the need for Court – this could save most parties lots of money, time and stress.

If you are considering a divorce or need some advice about a family situation contact Chafes Family Department on 01615 531676 or e-mail: