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Our family law specialists regularly write about related legal topics and breaking news, we welcome your comments on our posts. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01616 966 229.

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Social services and the coronavirus pandemic

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In 2020 the world was faced with one of its biggest challenges in living history when the coronavirus pandemic hit. The UK is now ploughing through its 3rd national lockdown since the pandemic began which has resulted in families being under additional...

Do I need my ex partners permission to take my child on holiday in England & Wales?

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The coronavirus pandemic has certainly put a stop to many holiday plans in 2020 and 2021, but with the governments’ announcement that the restrictions will end by 21st June 2021, you may be hovering over that ‘purchase tickets’ button for...

Raising children together following divorce

Joanna Souter
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Despite it being a few years since her last music release, Adele has still found herself subject to numerous headlines with many referencing her multi-million pound divorce from her husband. She and her husband have an eight year old child together and,...

Return of abducted child to England

Tim Galbraith
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The circumstances where one parent makes a unilateral decision to move or keep their child in another country is often described as child abduction or, where the child is kept abroad, as an unlawful retention. Such situations are often traumatic for all...

Divorce, separation and COVID-19

Joanna Souter
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Navigating a relationship breakdown is rarely stress free but couples separating over the past few months will have had to deal with particularly unique challenges. With so much changing from one week to the next it can be hard to know how best to...

Guide to prenuptial agreements in the UK

Emma Roberts
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Prenuptial agreements take the form of a written agreement between a couple prior to their marriage. The purpose of a prenup is to set out ownership of all of the couple’s belongings (assets, money and property) and explains how these...

Is Children's Services the same as Social Services?

Victoria Gethin
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Children’s Services has replaced Social Services although are often still known as “social services”. The new Children Act in 2004 placed a duty on children’s social care to promote co-operation with partners such as health...

DIY family law - should I represent myself?

Bethany Corday
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Accessing legal advice or representation can be costly. It is important that you have access to legal advice before you consider how to resolve a dispute in relation to a family matter. Access to legal aid is now available in only limited circumstances...

Which court order is appropriate for my family/child dispute?

Jackie Price
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When couples separate it can be a very stressful time particularly where children are involved. Ideally parents should make decisions between themselves as to what is best for the child after separation. Mediation is a process where parents can be assisted...

Why a pre-nuptial agreement may be the best wedding gift

Emma Roberts
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With the summer approaching, the wedding season will soon be upon us. As the concept of what makes a perfect wedding changes so has the approach of couples towards their finances and for many a pre-wedding checklist now contains the item “organise a...

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