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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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Separated Parents: Considerations when deciding on your child's school

02 Jun 2021

Choosing a school for your child has to be one of the most important decisions you will make for them as a parent or guardian. A school has the ability to shape your child's development and influence their future and therefore finding the right 'fit' for your child is of fundamental…

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Domestic Violence & Mental Health Awareness Week

11 May 2021

Domestic Abuse has a huge impact on peoples mental health. Domestic abuse isn't always physical and can often be mental abuse. According to the Office for National Statistics, it is estimated that over a 12-month period to year ending March 2020, approximately 2.3 million adults aged 16 to 74 years…

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Landmark Domestic Abuse Bill Receives Royal Assent

06 May 2021

Last week, on 29th April, the Domestic Abuse Bill received royal assent. The Domestic Abuse Bill will provide protection to millions of victims of domestic abuse and strengthen measures to tackle the perpetrators of domestic abuse. The government have worked closely with the Domestic Abuse Commissioner…

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Protection for domestic abuse victims

26 Mar 2021

According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, in the year ending March 2020, an estimated 5.5% of adults who were aged 16 to 74 years experienced domestic abuse in the last year. This number equates to 2.3 million people who were affected by domestic abuse in one year alone. At the beginning…

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Same-Sex Female Parents and Parental Responsibility

02 Mar 2021

Parental responsibility encompasses " all rights and duties, powers and responsibilities, which by law a parent of a child has in relation to that child ". This gives a parent the right to make decisions on behalf of that child such as their education, religion and upbringing. Mothers who give…

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