“Trapped in a loveless marriage”

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  • 30/03/2017
The current state of divorce law exposes the risk that those seeking a divorce feel obliged to outline stronger, more challenging allegations in their divorce petitions.
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A Fair Trial and DIY Law

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  • 24/11/2016
Government statistics for the period from April to June 2016 show that more than a third of cases in the Family Court have no legal representative for either party.
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What is domestic abuse?

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  • 29/09/2016
Domestic Abuse is not just physical abuse. It can also include coercive behaviour and isolating people as well as financial abuse.
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What are care proceedings?

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  • 07/09/2016
A Local Authority has a duty to intervene and start Child Care Proceedings if they become aware that that a child may be at risk.
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Enforcement of a Financial Order

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  • 09/06/2016
Enforcement is primarily a matter of returning to Court once there has been some breach of the agreement made in the original financial order.
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Civil Partnership v Marriage

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  • 26/05/2016
Since the introduction of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 it has been possible for same sex couples to marry or convert their civil partnership into a marriage.
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Can I get Legal Aid?

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  • 26/05/2016
Legal Aid is a payment from public funds available to help meet the cost of legal advice and representation in Court.
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Pay Peanuts Get Monkeys

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  • 26/05/2016
The unpredictability of the housing market over recent years has seen the rise of marketeers, ‘conveyancing factories,’ into the Conveyancing sector.
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Wills, Divorce and Separation

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  • 25/05/2016
Divorce and separation can be extremely distressing and may affect the provisions in your Will. If you are in this unhappy situation it is important to make a new Will.
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Civil Partnerships

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  • 12/05/2016
Dissolution of a civil partnership is remarkably similar to obtaining a divorce for married couples. There is only one ground for dissolution.
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Do it yourself

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  • 14/04/2016
9 in 10 people were forced to represent themselves in court. The majority found self-representation difficult, time consuming and emotionally draining.
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DNA Testing

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  • 14/04/2016
The law has established a presumption of fact that a child born or conceived during a mother’s lawful marriage is her husband’s child.
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Special Guardianship Order

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  • 10/03/2016
If you are reading this blog then the chances are you have been invited to make or a considering issuing an application for a Special Guardianship Order (“SGO”)
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How do I get a divorce?

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  • 21/01/2016
A divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership is a worrying and difficult time that can be made much easier with professional advice.
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Pre / Post Marital Agreements

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  • 26/02/2015
Instead of using the Courts to resolve any financial and property arrangements, it is possible to enter into a private agreement to resolve any future disputes.....
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Children Act Proceedings

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  • 23/10/2014
On the 22nd April 2014 the Children and Families Act (“CFA”) 2014 came into force. The Act covers both private and public children act proceedings.
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Changing a Child’s Name

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  • 09/06/2014
A child formally acquires his/her name upon registration of his/her birth. Occasionally one of the parents of the child will want to change the child’s name.
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Child Maintenance

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  • 29/05/2014
Child Maintenance is regular financial support payable when parents have separated to help towards the child’s living costs.
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Do I need a Cohabitation Agreement?

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  • 29/05/2014
Contrary to popular belief “common law” husband and wife status does not exist in law. Cohabiting couples do not have the same rights as married couples.
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