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Divorce Asset Division: What You Need to Know

Divorce is a challenging time for couples, and one of the most complex aspects is the division of assets. This process can either leave both parties satisfied or result in feelings of being shortchanged. To make matters more complicated, each divorce case is unique, with different circumstances and expectations. When disputes arise, they often end […]

Can I Extend My Visit Visa in the UK?

If you’re currently in the United Kingdom on a visit visa, you might find yourself in a situation where you wish to extend your stay. While it’s possible to extend your visit visa, several factors come into play. In this article, we’ll explore the circumstances under which you can extend your visit visa in the […]

How Long Does a Divorce Take in the UK?

Facing the end of a marriage is undoubtedly a challenging journey, filled with uncertainties and questions about what lies ahead. Understanding the duration and process of a divorce can help you mentally prepare for the road ahead. In the United Kingdom, the minimum period for a divorce is 26 weeks, approximately six months. However, the […]

Can You Appeal a Visitor Visa Refusal UK?

Fountain Solicitors is here to address one of the most pressing concerns for individuals seeking to visit the UK – the refusal of a Visitor Visa application. In this article, we will provide you with an overview of the refusal reasons, the options available to you, and how Fountain Solicitors can assist you in this […]

New Immigration Laws from 2024

The minimum income requirement for a spouse or family visa will be raised from £18,600 to £38,700. Care workers will not be allowed to bring any dependents to the UK, and care firms will be required to be registered with the Care Quality Commission to sponsor visas. The Shortage Occupation List will be reformed and […]

Tougher visa rules unveiled in plan

Home Secretary James Cleverly unveiled the government’s plan to curb legal migration. The UK government has unveiled plans it promised would slash net migration after levels soared to a record high. Home Secretary James Cleverly announced a five-point plan to curb immigration, which he said was “far too high”. The changes included hiking the minimum […]

Immigration update

Statement The Government committed to bringing net migration down in the 2019 manifesto and remains committed to doing so. In December 2020, we ended decades of uncontrolled migration from the European Union and put in place a new points-based immigration system to give ministers full control of our borders. For the first time since we […]

Home Office: Unlawful Search & Phone Seizure Practices

Between at least April 2020 and 23 November 2020, the Home Office adopted an unpublished “mobile phone policy” whereby migrants who arrived in the UK by small boats were searched and had their mobile phones and SIM cards seized. In some cases, immigration officials demanded PIN numbers and claimed that migrants were legally required to […]