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Our family, divorce and children 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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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...

The Bezos - what happens when the 'super rich' call time on their marriages?

Amanda Rimmer
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There is “being comfortable”, there is having a feeling of “being well off”, then there is “being rich”, or for a limited few, “super-rich” and then there is being so super-rich the amount of money involved...

Parental substance misuse - child care proceedings

Victoria Gethin
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Celebrities and drug scandals are in the news nearly every week. The latest celebrity to fall into the spotlight for this is Katie Price. Katie’s life has been well documented by the media and now a video has come to light of her on holiday...

What to do when a parent abducts a child and how to prevent it

Tim Galbraith
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A mother of three children, two of them born in Britain, has pleaded guilty to abduction following removing the children from the UK and relocating to Alaska without the knowledge or consent of their father. The background A man and woman met in...

Stand united against domestic abuse

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It’s 2018 and England have reached the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in 28 years. While most of us will be backing an England win on Wednesday, through every moment of togetherness and excitement, when England wins, there is a...

'Celebrity mother' case and child care proceedings

Victoria Gethin
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Reports have surfaced today that a ‘celebrity mother’ - who cannot be named for legal reasons - has had two of her children removed and placed into foster care. Although her identity remains confidential, it is understood that the mother is...

Cheryl and Liam Payne split: how might they avoid a dispute over child contact?

Victoria Gethin
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After months of speculation Cheryl and Liam Payne have announced their separation. The couple confirmed their relationship in February 2016 and had a son, Bear, in March 2017. Both Cheryl and Liam posted tweets about the separation and both stated...

Supreme Court rules in favour of heterosexual couples being granted the right to a civil partnership

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The Supreme Court has today ruled in favour of allowing heterosexual couples the right to elect to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage, after a lengthy court battle in which a mixed-sex couple argued that their Human Rights were being breached...

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