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The Risks of Unregulated Providers in Divorce

26 Oct 2021

At present, if you have been separated from your spouse for less than 2 years and wish to move forward with a divorce, you must satisfy the court that the marriage has broken down irretrievably based upon one of 2 facts. Your spouse has committed adultery, or they have acted in such a way that the court…

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Law Society review of Legal Aid

22 Oct 2021

The Law Society has recently puplished a review on Legal Aid. Worryingly the number of providers of civil legal aid has reduced in the last ten years. Even more worrying is that only 25% of the population are now eligible for legal aid. More people than ever before are representing themselves in…

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Understanding a Child Arrangements Order

29 Sep 2021

We often have clients wanting to have "custody of their children". This terminology is American and is probably adopted from Hollywood movies. The UK terminology used to be residence and contact; however, the courts have moved away from this. Out of fairness the terminology now refers to a &…

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What happens to pets during a separation?

23 Sep 2021

The Covid 19 pandemic has led to an increase in homeworking. For this reason, many families have taken to expanding their families with pets as they've been more readily available to spend time with them and look after them. This has often been a conscious decision to also help with stress and well-…

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No Fault Divorce

27 Jul 2021

In April 2022, the new law on no-fault divorce will come in to affect in England and Wales. This is a long-awaited change to an area of law which has remained unchanged since 1973. Under the no-fault divorce, separated couples will no longer need to rely on one of the current five facts in order to…

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Grandparents rights to access to children

30 Jun 2021

When families separate it is always a difficult and stressful period for all involved particularly for the children and their extended families. As a result of a family breakdown grandparents can ultimately miss out or be excluded from vital contact with their grandchildren. Whilst the parents of…

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Financial Entitlement on Divorce

17 Jun 2021

Upon facing the realities of a marriage breakdown, our family law team find that clients main concerns are that of the matrimonial finances. Whether you are the party wanting to protect assets or the party in a more vulnerable financial position, you will want to know what a financial agreement will…

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Divorce in a World with Cryptocurrency

08 Jun 2021

Cryptocurrency came into existence not long ago with the most popular, Bitcoin, coming into existence on 3 January 2009 by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamotu. To this date, no-one knows exactly who this mystery person is. It began with mining block zero which has a reward of 50 bitcoins and here sprang a…

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Divorce & Pensions

04 Jun 2021

In this article Sarah Robson, one of our family law specialists, considers how pensions are treated in a divorce. In most divorces pensions are one of the main assets of a marriage, usually second only to the family home. If you are facing a divorce it is vital to give proper consideration to…

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