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John Roberts

John Roberts

John is a partner with Austin Lafferty Ltd and has been with the firm for over 10 years. He has experience in all areas of family law, including divorce and separation, adoption and contact. John believes in amicable negotiation in all his cases. This would apply both in assisting clients in finding suitable arrangements for any children and also in cases where financial settlement is the main issue of concern. In addition, John assists in legal matters relating to the death of a family member or friend, advising on the various processes required depending on whether or not the deceased made a will. He also provides advice on all aspects of conveyancing from buying a house, remortgaging or selling a property.

Blog entries tagged in Divorce

A new study from America has found that older couples run an increased risk of divorce when the wife becomes seriously ill.


A recently published report has revealed a startling rise in the number of divorces and separations taking place in Ireland.


A recent study has looked at the impact the availability of the internet has had on marriage rates, and claims that as well as facilitating the search for products to buy such as books and games, the internet has also facilitated the search for a prospective partner.


Do I need a divorce?

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

The inevitable first request on the first consultation from a client who has separated from their spouse is,’ I want a divorce’. ‘My husband or wife has left me and I need a divorce’. My response is normally that, apart from the psychological smug satisfaction and feeling of warmth a divorce may bring, it may not be needed and indeed could be an expensive, unnecessary form of therapy . But is that really what they are asking for?


More Australians are divorcing after twenty years or more of marriage, according to new data released by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).


Kenya considers cohabitation bill

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

A new bill that will recognise a cohabiting relationship that has lasted six months as a legal marriage has been approved by the Kenyan cabinet, reports NewVision. Once the bill is passed by the parliament it will become law in Kenya.


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A recent survey has found that having a successful marriage and raising children are the most important life goals for the younger generation, reports the Telegraph. This contradicts the commonly held view that younger people are more interested in material possessions and career development.


Animal weddings

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

A woman in Northamptonshire has set herself up as an 'animal registrar', offering an animal 'wedding' service to devoted pet owners, reports the Daily Mail.

The basic service costs £150 a time, but according to Ann Clark, owners have been prepared to spend to £20,000 to provide their four legged friends with extras including a photographer and chauffeur driven cars.

Dogs and cats are the most common pets Ms Clark sees, although she recently 'married' a pair of rabbits. Owners can also opt for a same-sex 'civil ceremony' for their pets, instead of the more traditional wedding service.

Not all pets adjust well to married life however, with one owner phoning up Ms Clark to inform her that a recently wedded pair had now grown apart.

'That has been our only divorce,' commented Ms Clark.

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