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Located in Plymouth, Devon, C&C Family Law was established as a specialist practice in 2007 by accredited family lawyers Celia Charlton and Samantha Cook

We provide advice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, children, prenuptial agreements and collaborative law.

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Finances on Divorce & Separation
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Archive for the ‘Divorce & Separation’ Category

Civil partnerships were introduced across the UK from 2004 offering a union for gay couples which was ‘distinct’ from marriage. The option was left in place for single sex couples after same-sex marriage became available in the UK. This means that gay couples have two options when formalising their relationships, while straight couples are only able  [ Read More ]

Sir James Munby has stated that his core ambition for financial remedy work is: ‘..to improve significantly both the application of procedural justice and the delivery         of substantive justice’. He believes that procedural justice will be improved by the appointment of specialist judges to the Financial Remedies Court. He has also identified the benefits  [ Read More ]

Jul 11


Family arbitration gives couples who are experiencing a break up the chance to resolve disputes by working with an arbitrator. There are some situations where arbitration might not be suitable, for example if you need to get evidence from third parties or there is a risk that your partner might try to hide assets, but  [ Read More ]

Lord Wilson signalled his support for increasing the importance of pre-nuptial contracts, suggesting that couples should be allowed to fairly and properly agree what should happen if they split up in the future without the risk of the court interfering. He felt it was patronising not to give couples this authority over their own assets.  [ Read More ]

A wife has appealed the decision of a Judge to reject her divorce petition and claims she is “locked in” to her marriage. The wife has alleged in her petition that her marriage had irretrievably broken down because her husband’s behaviour was so unreasonable that she could not tolerate to live with him. She alleged  [ Read More ]

We are proud members of Resolution, a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way.   Resolution membership is about the approach we take to our work. This means that as Resolution members, we will always seek to reduce or manage any conflict and confrontation,  [ Read More ]

Jun 14


Mark Zuckerberg once said: “The question isn’t ‘What do we want to know about people?’ It’s ‘What do people want to tell us about themselves’” This issue has been considered by the Court following up last year’s blog (How Soon is Now?) when we reported that a former wife was allowed to pursue a financial  [ Read More ]

The Legal Services Board has published a report – Prices of Individual Consumer Legal Services – which establishes the prices that consumers pay for a range of legal services including divorce. The research shows that there are big differences between the prices charged by different practices who undertake the same service. The research also shows  [ Read More ]

The charity Citizens Advice has commissioned research into people who choose to go to Court without a lawyer and found the negative impact of choosing this route. The findings show that 70% who have been through the family court process without representation later said that using a legal professional would have benefitted their court experience.  [ Read More ]

The Ipswich Building Society has eased its approach to divorcees who are seeking a mortgage based on income which includes an element of child maintenance. The Building Society announced that 100% of income from child maintenance taken into account when assessing affordability, provided it is supported by the Child Support Agency or court order and  [ Read More ]