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Disputes Between Unmarried Couples - Prevention, Procedure & Pitfalls

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Cohabitation of unmarried couples increased by 137% between 1996 and 2020 but as we know, the law has not kept up. We share our top tips when advising unmarried couples - both at the outset of their relationship and on separation.

Disputes Between Unmarried Couples - Prevention, Procedure & Pitfalls

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The Rights of Grandparents - Seeing Grandchildren After Parents Separate

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Almost two thirds of all grandparents look after their grandchildren regularly, however under the current law grandparents do not have the automatic right to see their grandchildren.

The Rights of Grandparents - Seeing Grandchildren After Parents Separate

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Dealing with Pension Inequality on Divorce

Wednesday, 06 October 2021

Manchester University's Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) has identified that in half of couples with pensions, one partner will individually hold more than 90% of the total pension wealth.

Dealing with Pension Inequality on Divorce

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Managing Child Arrangements Over the Summer Holidays

Monday, 12 July 2021

The eagerly anticipated school summer holidays are nearly upon us. For many this brings a feeling of relief after what has been a difficult time for schools and businesses. But for some, including separated parents, the holidays can present difficulties.

Managing Child Arrangements Over the Summer Holidays

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How to Resolve Parental Disagreements over Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination

Monday, 28 June 2021

You may disagree with the other parent when deciding on vaccinating your child against coronavirus (COVID-19), which can create stress and tension. We explore the options available to help you resolve the situation without going to court.

How to Resolve Parental Disagreements over Coronavirus Vaccination

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Securing Jurisdiction - The Importance of Obtaining a Decree of Divorce

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

A woman whose husband divorced her in China in December 2020 lost her application in the High Court of England and Wales for non-recognition of the overseas divorce, despite having already filed for divorce in England.

Securing Jurisdiction - The Importance of Obtaining a Decree of Divorce

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'No-Fault Divorces' Available from 6 April 2022

Tuesday, 08 June 2021

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force on 6 April 2022. Whilst the date is later than originally indicated, it is now fixed as a matter of Parliamentary record and we can look forward with certainty.

'No-Fault Divorces' Available from 6 April 2022

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Financial Proceedings - Is Coronavirus (COVID-19) a 'Barder' Event?

Monday, 10 May 2021

A Barder event is an unforeseen event which invalidates the fundamental basis on which a financial remedy order has been made. If this situation occurs, an application can be made to the Court asking for the order to be revisited.

Financial Proceedings - Is Coronavirus (COVID-19) a 'Barder' Event?

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Can We Expect Further Legal Action on Villiers v Villiers?

Friday, 16 April 2021

The matrimonial case of Villiers v Villiers has received a lot of attention over the last few years. The latest news is that Mr Villiers intends to pursue further legal action against his wife for misrepresentation.

Can We Expect Further Legal Action on Villiers v Villiers?

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Beware! Avoid Family Court Applications Unless Absolutely Necessary

Friday, 09 April 2021

It is no surprise that the courts are finding the volumes of cases coming through their doors challenging to manage. There are only a limited number of courts and judges available to hear cases, yet the number of cases continues to rise.

Beware! Avoid Family Court Applications Unless Absolutely Necessary

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Can Judges Order the Capitalisation of Child Maintenance?

Thursday, 01 April 2021

For over 20 years, family court judges have had the power to change periodical maintenance payments to a lump sum award to meet income needs. Historically this only related to spousal maintenance but, in a recent case also included child maintenance.

Can Judges Order the Capitalisation of Child Maintenance?

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Should You Wait for 'No Fault' Divorces?

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

From Autumn 2021, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will introduce ‘no fault’ divorces.

Should You Wait for 'No Fault' Divorces?

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Recognising Economic Abuse as Domestic Abuse

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

The Domestic Abuse Bill, which is currently before Parliament, will for the first time identify Economic Abuse as a form of Domestic Abuse.

Recognising Economic Abuse as Domestic Abuse

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Child Arrangements - Does the Presumption of Parental Involvement Put Children at Risk?

Friday, 13 November 2020

On 9 November, the Government announced a review into how family courts apply the presumption of parental involvement, particularly where there are concerns for the safety of the child.

Child Arrangements - Does the Presumption of Parental Involvement Put Children at Risk?

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Coronavirus Lockdown - FAQs for Separated Parents with Children

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Where does the current coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown leave separated parents with children?

Coronavirus Lockdown - FAQs for Separated Parents with Children