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Surrogacy and the Law: A time for Reform?

28 Apr 2022

Surrogacy is the process by which a child is carried through pregnancy by a woman who has entered into an agreement (before she started to carry the child) with the intention that, at birth, the child and parental responsibility for it will be transferred to the intended parents and that those persons…

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Divorce top tips - how to try and take out the stress

01 Apr 2022

When a couple enters into marriage, they are full of hope for the future. On occasions, marriages run out of life, but in most circumstances, the divorce is a shock and an upsetting process for one spouse or the other. Something that was intended to be forever is suddenly brought to an end and it…

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Legal and Religious Divorce

09 Mar 2022

The media have recently reported that a Manchester man has been convicted in an English Court for controlling behaviour, and may face a custodial sentence, for denying his wife a Get (Jewish religious divorce). Whilst the refusal of the husband to obtain the Get was one of several factors that…

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What to expect at a Financial Dispute Resolution

22 Feb 2022

If, after separation from your spouse or civil partner, you have not been able to reach an agreement as to how to separate the assets with the assistance of mediation or solicitors, the next step is to apply to court for financial remedy. Once a party has issued an application, the court will issue…

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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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