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Quite frankly you have been brilliant, supportive and kind, most of all very well informed, professional and very clear on the path to take. You supported me every step of the way and achieved the most positive outcome far beyond my expectations and your support during this difficult time was constant.
Thank you, Rebecca; I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to family, friends or associates that need Family or Matrimonial legal advice in the future.
I found Hepburn Delaney to be totally professional, compassionate and very understanding. All the team have been brilliant to deal with. A special thank you to Rebecca Delaney; without her being at the end of the phone when a crisis happened I could not have coped. I would strongly recommend Hepburn Delaney to anyone who needs a solicitor with the personal touch
I would like to thank Gemma for her outstanding work on my case. Her expertise and attention to detail were tremendously valuable.
I would like to thank all the staff at Hepburn Delaney, especially Julie MacKay for all their help with the return of our two children. Julie represented us with true professionalism throughout our case.
Julie was fantastic from start to finish. She was always helpful and made the whole process less stressful. I cannot praise Julie enough, she is an asset to the firm
Dear Alison - just to say a very big thank you for all your help and advice yesterday. It was greatly appreciated and meant so much to us both. Yesterday's meeting was a big step in the right direction. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
In England and Wales there is no such thing as a “quick divorce”. The answer is – it depends. Firstly, it is important to highlight that the Divorce procedure is separate to the financial aspects of divorce. A divorce is the legal dissolution of a Marriage and the financial aspect is often known as Financial […]
Whether or not you will require a Solicitor or are considering using a DIY service for your divorce is a personal choice. Hepburn Delaney strongly recommend using a solicitor to assist with your divorce even if you do not require a solicitor for every stage of the process. By seeking some independent legal advice as […]
A post nuptial agreement (sometimes referred to as a post nup) sets out how assets, finances and belongings should be distributed between you and your partner should your marriage or civil partnership break down. It is a written contract that is signed by a couple during their marriage not before it as is the case […]
Following our previous blog post – What are Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements? we wanted to provide further insight into why they are becoming more popular. IS A PRE-NUPTIAL AGREEMENT NECESSARY? Pre-nuptial agreements, sometimes referred to as ‘pre-nups’ are becoming increasingly popular in the UK and are sometimes referred to as insurance in the event of […]
A pre-nuptial agreement or ‘prenup’ is a contract entered into by couples before marriage which is intended to deal with financial provision in the event of a divorce. A prenup can help protect your interests if the marriage breaks down and often such provision is therefore less than the Court would order in the absence […]
Spousal maintenance is a difficult area of law. We are often asked about implementing a fixed term order and a clean break in respect of spousal maintenance. In this latest blog we review a successful case one of our Solicitors was involved in and what implications this has for the future of divorce, financial remedy […]
Our trained family Mediators will talk you through the full family mediation process step by step so you know what is happening at each stage. Here are some practical steps and ideas to help you prepare for your mediation session. WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY MEDIATION SESSION? DOCUMENTATION Before your first session you should […]
Why should we mediate? Family mediation is a very effective way for couples to resolve several issues including divorce, financial issues, and arrangements for children. It allows matters to be resolved amicably and you will both be partners in the decision making. You control the issues to be addressed. You will make the decisions about […]
What is Mediation? Mediation is a way of resolving disputes after separation or divorce. It is often used as a cheaper and quicker alternative to court. The Mediator’s role is to help you and your ex-partner reach agreement on the issues you cannot currently agree on. This could be in relation to divorce, finances or […]
Arranging a Lasting Power of Attorney may not be as expensive as you think. Also, for a small cost now, you may be saving your family and friends additional costs in the event you lose mental capacity. Having a Lasting Power of Attorney ensures that someone you trust will be managing your affairs. At Hepburn […]
What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney is a document which appoints people you trust to look after your affairs should you ever need them to in the future. Enduring Powers of Attorney could be made until October 2017 when they were replaced by the new system of Lasting Powers of Attorney. […]
Lasting Power of Attorney – What is it and when can it be used? A Lasting Power of Attorney gives another person or persons the legal authority to look after your financial affairs or health and welfare. It allows your attorney to make decisions on your behalf if you lack mental capacity, for example due […]
Common reasons for delaying making a Will Many people put off making a Will because they feel like they don’t have the time. This is understandable as many of us have busy lives. Some people have mobility problems or find it difficult to attend appointments due to other commitments, people may have transport difficulties […]
Writing a Will A Will is a legal document detailing how you would like your money, belongings and property to be distributed at the time of your death. Unless you have a legally binding Will in place there is no guarantee that your assets will be shared out how you would like. Whilst it can […]
Off the Shelf A do-it-yourself Will is a legal document you can prepare yourself using a template, a pack or an online service. It will contain the details of how you would like your money and property to be distributed. But Wills are complicated legal documents; it may appear cheaper and easier to write your […]
All those eligible for a partial refund on their power of attorney fees can apply from 1 February 2018. The refunds are being offered to those who may have been charged more than was necessary to apply to register lasting or enduring powers of attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017. During this period, […]
How time flies! It has now been 3 months since I started my new role as head of family mediation services at Hepburn Delaney based in Hemel Hempstead. My aim in returning to Hemel was to focus on helping separating couples resolve their issues in a safe, informed environment rather than embarking on expensive and highly stressful court battles.
We are delighted that we are now able to provide Family Mediation in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.
We are pleased to announce that, in addition to our other meeting rooms and offices, we have been able to secure premises at which we can provide Family Mediation services in Wendover, Buckinghamshire.
Drenne Dunphy joins Hepburn Delaney as Head of Mediation