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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 0175 321 6399.

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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...

Does the decree absolute cut financial ties with a former spouse?

Emma Roberts
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The answer is “no!”. However this is a very common and potentially costly misunderstanding.  The decree absolute ends your marriage but only a financial order can cut your financial ties. Without a sealed financial order from the...

Can I stop my former partner applying to court about our child?

Bethany Corday
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The short answer is usually, no. It is often necessary to involve the court where parents cannot agree arrangements for the child, for example where the child should live and what, if any, time the child should spend with the other parent. But, what...

Can I take my children abroad on holiday if I am separated from their other parent?

Bethany Corday
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We are fast approaching summer and many parents will now be looking to take their child(ren) on holiday over the summer period – if not only to break up the six week holidays!   But what happens where parents are separated and your...

Practical tips for a positive separation

Emma Roberts
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Coming to a decision to separate, get divorced or having that decision announced to you, has many consequences and will bring many reactions and emotions, as with any other loss. Whilst the end of a relationship can for some understandably be...

What is section 20 accommodation and when can it be used?

Victoria Gethin
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Earlier this year, Katie Price explained that she was considering making the difficult decision to place her son, Harvey, into residential care due to his complex needs and the dangers of his challenging behaviours to himself and his family. It has now...

Interveners in care proceedings

Nicola Clayton
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In care proceedings it is most often the case that the parties involved are a small circle consisting of the local authority, the parents, and the children through their representative, the children's guardian, a professional appointed by the court...

First UK conviction for coercive behaviour for a female offender

Jackie Price
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Alex Skeel has been prevalent in the media recently after bravely speaking out after the horrific abuse he suffered at the hands of his ex-partner, Jordan Worth, the mother of his two children. Alex had been stabbed, starved and scalded by his...

No more mud slinging - no-fault divorces to become law

Karen Atkins
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The government has confirmed that legislation introducing no-fault divorce is to be introduced after launching a consultation last autumn on reforming the law. This reform would remove the need for separating couples to wait for years or allocate blame in...

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