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Dividing Your House Contents During a Divorce

Friday, 16 October 2020

Going through the breakdown of a relationship is emotionally difficult for all involved. Various stages in the process affect parties differently. One particular stage that can be challenging is working out 'who keeps what' from the family home.

Dividing Your House Contents During a Divorce

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We've Agreed How To Divide Our Assets As Part of Our Divorce, Why Would I Need a Solicitor?

Friday, 09 October 2020

Working in what can often be a highly contentious area of the law, it does make a pleasant change to get a call from a client who advises that they have agreed how to divide their assets.

We've Agreed How To Divide Our Assets As Part of Our Divorce, Why Would I Need a Solicitor?

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We Are Delighted to Have Been Able to Help So Many Parents During Lockdown

Wednesday, 07 October 2020

The family team, led by Partner Samantha Hickman, are pleased to have been able to advise so many parents, grandparents and other family members during lockdown, particularly in respect of their child arrangements.

We Are Delighted to Have Been Able to Help So Many Parents During Lockdown

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Can Similar Fact Evidence Be Used in Children Proceedings?

Monday, 07 September 2020

The case of R v P (Children: Similar Fact Evidence) [2020] EWCA Civ 1088 considered whether the mother, who objected to the father having contact with their children, could adduce evidence that the father also subjected a new partner...

Can Similar Fact Evidence Be Used in Children Proceedings?

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Breaking Up and Moving Out of the Family Home - What To Consider

Monday, 07 September 2020

Accepting that your relationship is over can be difficult for everyone involved. With lockdown restrictions easing, some people may consider that now would be an appropriate time to take the next steps and move out of the family home.

Breaking Up and Moving Out of the Family Home - What To Consider

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Adapting to the New Normal

Friday, 04 September 2020

As children return to school perhaps life will begin to feel slightly more 'normal'.

Adapting to the New Normal

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No Fault Divorce Receives Royal Assent

Monday, 17 August 2020

After years of campaigning, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill received Royal Assent in June 2020.

No Fault Divorce Receives Royal Assent

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Maintenance Awarded in English Court Despite Divorce Proceedings in Scotland

Monday, 13 July 2020

The Supreme Court has ruled that financial remedy proceedings can be brought in the UK, despite divorce proceedings being issued in Scotland. Have the floodgates to 'forum shopping' been opened?

Maintenance Awarded in English Court Despite Divorce Proceedings in Scotland

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Living With Mum or Dad - When Can a Child Decide?

Wednesday, 03 June 2020

This question rarely comes up when we are advising parents with young children, however we get asked this question a lot when we are discussing older children.

Living With Mum or Dad - When Can a Child Decide?

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Negotiating Finances in Divorce During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Thursday, 14 May 2020

The pandemic has sent financial shockwaves throughout the world. For those who are negotiating their finances on separation, the current climate may pose some challenges.

Negotiating Finances in Divorce During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Coronavirus - Enforcing Child Arrangement Orders

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

We have been inundated with calls from concerned parents about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the government lockdown is affecting their child arrangements.

Enforcing Child Arrangement Orders

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Coronavirus and Child Arrangements

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

On 16 April, the Government extended the national lockdown for at least another three weeks, where people must stay at home except for a limited set of purposes.

Coronavirus and Child Arrangements

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Islamic Faith Marriages - What Are My Rights?

Friday, 01 May 2020

An Islamic marriage ceremony, known as a 'Nikah' was recently not determined to be a legal ceremony by the Court of Appeal. This meant that the couple in question were never legally married under English law.

Islamic Faith Marriages - What Are My Rights?

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Separated Parents Warned Not to Exploit Lockdown Guidance

Friday, 24 April 2020

The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has warned that if parents are deemed to be exploiting the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown to stop the other parent from seeing their child, they could face court action.

Separated Parents Warned Not to Exploit Lockdown Guidance

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Challenging Divorce Settlements in Light of Coronavirus

Friday, 24 April 2020

The financial implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have already been felt by many, from the closure of businesses, reductions in income to the fall in stock markets around the world.

Challenging Divorce Settlements in Light of Coronavirus