Contact the Best Probate Solicitors Manchester Offers

Here at Higgins Miller, we like to think we’re the best probate solicitors Manchester has to offer, and there are several reasons for that. The first of these is purely and simply the expertise our team provides. As specialists in family law, we have vast experience of a range of issues, from prenuptial agreement to […]

How Much Does a Prenuptial Agreement Cost?

When people come to Higgins Miller it tends to be for help in dealing with some of the most pivotal and stressful events like can throw at a person. As specialists in family law, we’re used to dealing with wills and probate, divorce and children disputes. We’re also well versed in answering questions such as […]

The Importance of Full Disclosure in Divorce

A very recent Supreme Court ruling has highlighted the importance of divorcing couples being transparent in the disclosure of their financial details and assets in divorce proceedings. The court ruled in favour of two applicants who were allowed to re-open settlements after they had discovered that their partners had given misleading information in hybrid original […]

Moving in with your partner? Cohabitation Agreements.

 The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics shows many couples are opting to cohabit, rather than marry. In 2014, 1in 8 adults were cohabiting in England and Wales. Cohabitation can be a choice couples make for many reasons: wanting to spend more time together, adjusting to life in the same property, or for […]

Celebrity splits

Its been a busy couple of weeks for celebrity separations with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announcing they are to divorce after 10 years of marriage and 3 children. This was followed by the separation of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick who also have three young children. Closer to home it is being reported that […]

Tragic waste of couple’s assets

In a mu judgement last week the Judge criticised the couple who had spent over £1 million in legal fees arguing over a fund with a value of £6 million. Mr and Mrs Fields had separated after a 10 year marriage and had two young children. They then engaged in a four year dispute over […]

DIY Justice

Last week the BBC’s Panorama investigated the issue of so called “DIY Justice” in family law. This refers to the situation many parents now find themselves in whereby if they wish to make an application to the family courts they have to do so without the assistance of a solicitor. This problem has been made […]

Wife allowed to make claim after 20 years

The decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Kathleen Wyatt and Dale Vince underlines the need for divorcing couples to sort out their finances even if they have no money. The couple separated and divorced 20 years ago. They had one son and no money having lived a new age traveller lifestyle Ms […]

Divorce

At Higgins Miller we specialise in all areas of family law but perhaps at the heart of what we do are divorce proceedings. We have a wealth of experience dealing with all aspects of divorce from the paperwork relating to the divorce itself to the financial and children aspects that are often the most important […]

Exam results suffer for children of divorce

A survey of young people whose parents have divorced has revealed that two thirds of children feel that their parents’ separation led to their GCSE results suffering. 44 per cent also found that their A Level results were negatively effected. More worrying was that 14 per cent of those surveyed  said that they had begun […]