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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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Introduction of no fault divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships

Amanda Rimmer
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The introduction of no fault divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships is a welcome step forward in what has often felt a like an outdated process which too often relied on one pointing the finger of blame at the other, particularly if they wanted...

No fault divorce - what is different?

Jessica Macaulay
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The legislation Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 is to come into effect on 6 April 2022. It is said to be the biggest change to the to the divorce system in decades and introduces no fault divorce. This means that one party does not need to...

Who keeps the pets after a separation?

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Pets are often considered to be part of the family and so it can be difficult to decide who should care for them when a relationship breaks down. What should I do if my partner won’t agree to me owning the pet after separation? 1. It is important...

The Family Mediation Voucher Scheme - what it could mean for you

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It has been announced by the Ministry of Justice that an additional £1.3 million will be given to the Family Mediation Voucher Scheme , which aims to assist thousands of parents involved in disputes and in turn help to resolve family disputes...

Parental alienation - what is it and what should I do about it?

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There is no legal definition of parental alienation, however Cafcass recognise parental alienation as ‘when a child’s resistance or hostility towards one parent is not justified and is the result of psychological manipulation by the other...

Pensions and divorce - why failing to discuss a pension could leave you significantly out of pocket

Amanda Rimmer
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There can often be a huge discrepancy between the pension wealth of men and women, recent research suggests that, on average, men aged between 65 to 69 have almost six times the pension wealth of their partners. Going through the divorce process can be...

ONS divorce report highlights challenges faced by couples

Amanda Rimmer
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While there was a drop in the number of people filing for divorce in 2020, the report from the ONS does highlight the challenges many couples faced during a year of huge uncertainty. We know that the pandemic exposed the fault lines in many...

Child contact arrangements at Christmas

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Christmas is considered by many as a special time of the year, dedicated to spending quality time with family and friends. As this period approaches, it is important to think about where and how children will spend the festive season. With that in mind,...

What is a cohabitation agreement and do I need one?

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Cohabitation is a living arrangement where a couple who are not married or not in a civil partnership live together in the same household. The law gives cohabiting couples considerably less legal protection on separation or death than for married couples...

I have been invited to a pre-proceedings meeting, what does this mean?

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You are a parent or someone with parental responsibility of a child who has received a letter from Children’s Services inviting you to the pre-proceedings process, but what exactly does this mean? When Children’s Services are concerned...

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