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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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Civil Partnership Dissolution
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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 ]

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 ]

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 28

Brexit vote

Resolution Chair Nigel Shepherd has issued the following release following the UK vote to leave the European Union: “It’s too early to know the full implications for family law, but what is clear is that we are entering a period of great uncertainty. Like most areas of legislation, family law in the UK is currently  [ Read More ]

Categories: General, World Legal News

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 Civil Partnership Act 2004 states: ‘Two people are not eligible to register as civil partners of each other if … they are not of the same sex.’ This means that civil partnerships are only available to same sex-couples. This restriction is being challenged this week by a heterosexual sex couple. They consider that the  [ Read More ]

Categories: General

At the end of December 2015, the new offence of coercive or controlling behaviour was introduced.  Controlling or coercive behaviour causes someone with whom the perpetrator is in an intimate or family relationship to either: fear that violence will be used against them on at least two occasions; or or experience serious alarm or distress  [ Read More ]

In the UK, to rely on allegations of adultery in a divorce, you need to show that your spouse has had sexual intercourse with a person of the opposite sex and you find it intolerable to live with them as a result. This means that an affair with a person of the same sex would  [ Read More ]

Jul 28

Court fees

The Ministry of Justice has announced that it intends to increase the fees for issuing divorce proceedings from £410 to £550. The same fee applies to applications for a decree of nullity or, in the context of civil partnership, for a dissolution order or nullity order. If you need advice about divorce or separation, give  [ Read More ]