Grandparents and their Legal Rights

Following a separation or divorce grandparents can often be denied access to see their grandchild. At SAS Daniels we understand that this can be a stressful and traumatic situation and have a wide range of experience in resolving these type of disputes. Our specialist family solicitors can act on your behalf to help restore frequent… Read more »

Judicial Separation

When a couple want to be legally separated but do not want to be completely divorced this can be done through a process called judicial separation. This is a viable alternative, but does need to be seriously considered before embarking upon the process. What are the main differences between divorce and judicial separation? There is… Read more »

Prenuptial Agreements

What is a prenuptial agreement? A prenuptial agreement is a formal agreement which sets out how a couple’s assets will be divided in the event of a separation or divorce. This is done before the marriage. Why do we need a prenuptial agreement? Prenuptial agreements are commonly used when one partner has a substantial wealth… Read more »

Spousal Maintenance

The ongoing financial payments that are made by a husband or wife to their former partner following a divorce is known as spousal maintenance. A person’s entitlement to spousal maintenance following a divorce will be dependent on individual circumstances. When discussing the amount of maintenance to be paid, prior to a decree absolute being granted… Read more »

Child Care


A judge once ordered the return of two little girls to their mother. They had been with their father for 14 months and he cared for them when their mother left to live with someone else. The judge decided that the children should return to live with their mother and the father appealed and lost…. Read more »

Pensions & Divorce

Signing Document

Pensions are complex and it is important that expert advice is received. Some pensions are ‘high risk’ which means lawyers will strongly advise you to obtain a pension report to ensure that the true value of the pension is known. For example public sector pensions and final salary/defined benefit schemes are likely to be undervalued…. Read more »

A Divorce & Financial Assets


Our Family Law team were instructed by a wife who had filed an application for financial remedy. The husband and wife had been married for nine years with no children, they had been separated for 12 months, and she had obtained her decree absolute. She lived in a house that had belonged to her grandfather… Read more »

Anita Scorah

Anita Scorah,Partner in Family Law at SAS Daniels

I am a Partner in the Family Law team in Macclesfield and have specialised in this area of law for over 17 years, working in both local and city centre law firms. This has given me a breadth of experience and expertise from cases involving high net worth clients to those involving a modest asset… Read more »

Zoe Worthington

I am a Solicitor in the Family team based in Stockport. I have experience in dealing with all aspects of matrimonial breakdown including: divorce, financial matters and disputes concerning children. I also advise clients in respect of co-habitee disputes and Separation Agreements.  

Francesca Flannigan

I am a Trainee Solicitor sitting in the Family Department in Macclesfield. Presently, I am assisting in a wide variety of family work which is greatly developing my legal knowledge and application. Within the firm, I currently sit on the Sports and Social Committee, which organises firm-wide social events and also the Employee Forum Committee… Read more »