Thomas Mansfield Solicitors proudly sponsors St Albans Primary School Boys U11 Yellow Team

Thomas Mansfield Solicitors is thrilled to be sponsoring St Albans Primary School Boys U11 “Yellows” football team this season. The partnership reflects the firm’s commitment to supporting local communities and fostering young talent in sports […]

Thomas Mansfield Solicitors strengthens presence in Tunbridge Wells with a new office at 65 The High Street

We’re excited to share that we’ve opened a new office at No 65 The High Street, right in the heart of Tunbridge Wells. This latest expansion not only reinforces our physical presence in the heart of the town but also underlines our commitment to serving Tunbridge Wells’ community […]

My civil partnership has broken down. How do I end it?

When a relationship has run its course, it’s rarely a case of packing a bag and leaving without looking back. And where the relationship is a marriage or a civil partnership, there is a legal process for the couple to go through to draw things to an official end and enable each person, and their children, to move on […]

Thomas Mansfield Solicitors earns recognition in Chambers and Partners for family law services

We are excited to announce that we have been ranked in the Chambers & Partners legal directory for our family law services, a significant accomplishment that comes on the heels of our inclusion in The Legal 500 […]

“I’m getting divorced. Should I be pushing for a clean break?”

Divorce may be the end of a marriage, but it doesn’t always sever ties between two people. There are often reasons to remain in contact. It’s also common for financial obligations to continue long after a divorce has been finalised. This is especially so where there are children who need to be supported […]

Thomas Mansfield strengthens family law practice with new partner appointment

Thomas Mansfield Solicitors has welcomed family law specialist Reshma Sunnassee to its family law team. Reshma joins as a partner from a national family law practice and brings to Thomas Mansfield a wealth of experience in helping individuals and their families resolve their issues […]

“My son doesn’t want to spend time with his father since our divorce. What should I do?”

Aspects of post-divorce life can take people by surprise. One of these is the effect of a family break-up on children. Parents go to great lengths to shield children during and after the divorce process. They watch what they say, taking care not to badmouth the other…

The review that could spark fresh change in divorce law

It’s been a year since a monumental development in family law took effect. No-fault divorce was a huge step forward for those that had long campaigned for a less acrimonious way of divorcing than the previous ‘blame game’ had allowed. And it has paved the way for couples to move on from their relationship on better terms than might otherwise have been the case….

Divorce in a cost of living crisis – when staying together is not an option

As the cost of living crisis rages on, the prices of everyday items and expenses continue to skyrocket. Many of us are rethinking our spending habits and cutting back on indulgences like shopping sprees. But financial strain can also take its toll on marriage, leading to relationship breakdowns when pressures on personal and joint finances become too much.

We haven’t seen our grandchildren since our son and his wife separated. What can we do?

Grandparents aren’t automatically entitled to have contact with their grandchildren. In many situations, contact will try to be maintained and parents will be happy to encourage that. This is important, as grandparents can play a vital role in supporting separated parents, and can be a stabilising force in children’s lives at a time when other things seem so uncertain.

Season’s greetings & a year in review

As the end of 2022 approaches, we want to say thank you to our clients, contacts, colleagues, families and friends for their support over the last 12 months.

A warning to those who don’t provide full financial disclosure

A final order in financial remedy proceedings usually dismisses all future capital and income claims that a spouse has against the other. However, in the recent High Court case of X v Y [2022] EWFC 95, His Honour Judge Hess made an order adjourning the wife’s capital claims for 10 years because of the husband’s dishonest disclosure in the proceedings […]

Court is essential, but it’s not for everyone

Sir Andrew McFarlane, head of the family courts in England and Wales has reportedly said that divorcing couples too often believe their issues are ‘legal’ ones, when in fact they are ‘relationship’ issues that could be resolved without the court’s involvement […]

When actions speak louder than words

Depp v Heard. Vardy v Rooney. The media frenzy around these very public court cases may have died down, but the impressions formed of those involved will last a lifetime. As spectators, we follow the ups and downs of these trials, picking up titbits in the press or becoming drawn into watching hours of live footage […]