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FAQs About Divorce – Will I receive spousal support?

In this week’s mini blog, Rebecca Silcock takes a closer look at spousal support which is more commonly called “maintenance”. This is a payment made by one spouse to another following a divorce. Unlike Child Maintenance there is no formula to calculate it. Whether maintenance will be paid depends on a host of factors but…

FAQs About Divorce – How do the courts determine custody of a child following separation?

In this week’s mini blog, Simon Walker, Solicitor in the Family Team in our Sherborne office, looks at ways separating couples can agree arrangements for the children. Parents who are separating are expected to reach a resolution in relation to the care of their children between themselves. The reaching of a consensus ought to be…

It’s all in the planning when it comes to selling privately-owned companies

By Tom Webb, Partner – Corporate Commercial For the shareholding directors of many privately-owned companies, the end-game is focused on selling up before moving on to new ventures or sometimes retirement. But many owners under-estimate the time involved in making a business market-ready, or do not seek advice on the different options before they start,…

FAQs About Divorce – If my spouse cheated on me, can I sue him/her on the grounds of adultery?

In this week’s mini blog Simon Walker, Solicitor in the Family Team in the Sherborne office, looks at what happens when unfaithfulness is the primary reason for divorce. The current law states that any party to a marriage is entitled to file a petition for divorce, on the basis that they believe that the marriage…

Behind the scenes…with Jenna Larcombe

Jenna Larcombe, Associate Solicitor – Commercial Property at Mogers Drewett, shares a behind-the-scenes snapshot of her career at Mogers Drewett and challenges the ‘stuffy’ perception so often associated with the legal sector. I joined Mogers Drewett nearly three years ago. Having grown up in Bath, I knew the firm was really well regarded and did…

FAQs About Divorce – What is the difference between a separation and a divorce?

In Elizabeth Dowler’s second mini blog in the series Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce she explains the difference between a separation and a divorce. For a variety of reasons, some people do not wish to proceed with a divorce even once they have decided that their marriage is at an end. In the eyes of…

Mogers Drewett supports Dementia Action Week

This year’s Dementia Action Week runs from 20 – 26 May 2019. It forms part of the Alzheimer’s Society’s ongoing commitment to unite people, workplaces, schools and communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to transform how the nation…

FAQs About Divorce – What do I have to do to get the divorce process started?

In this series of mini blogs the Family Team at Mogers Drewett address the most commonly asked questions around divorce and separation. In this week’s blog Elizabeth Dowler explains what is involved with starting the divorce process. To start the process of getting divorced, an Application for a Divorce needs to be lodged with the…

Mogers Drewett announces management changes

Following seven years as Managing Partner of the firm, Steven Treharne has stepped down from the role.  He will remain with the firm and will return to a client facing role.  During his tenure Steven has been intrinsic to the success of the firm, championing innovation and change and has created a strong operational management…

Mogers Drewett at the forefront of innovative robotics technology adoption

Mogers Drewett has welcomed a T-Impact robot to its team, putting the South West-based law firm at the forefront of innovative robotics technology adoption within the region.  Passionate about the use of the latest technology in the legal sector, Steven Treharne, who led the project at Mogers Drewett said, “People’s buying habits and expectations have…