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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

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England Lockdown - Childcare Arrangements

Tuesday, 03 November 2020

From 5 November, national coronavirus restrictions will replace current local restrictions in England, but what does this mean for separated parents spending time with their children and grandparents seeing their grandchildren?

England Lockdown - Childcare Arrangements

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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