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What’s the difference between a Solicitor and a Barrister?

A Solicitor is a lawyer who advises clients on legal matters, draws up legal documents and represents clients in certain courts. They also sometimes instruct barristers to work with them...

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How do I change my child’s name?

You can change your child’s name at any time, as long as they’re under the age of 16. You don’t have to have a specific or valid reason for doing...

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Less than one month to go: deadline for historic single parent Parental Orders

In January 2019, after much anticipation, the UK surrogacy rules were amended to allow single applicants to apply for Parental Orders for children born via a surrogate. The Human Fertilisation...

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What is family mediation?

Family mediation helps separating couples resolve disagreements in a calm environment outside of court. As well as being less costly, family mediation can also save your family the time and...

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Government ends unnecessary divorce ‘blame game’

The government has today (9th April) announced that it is introducing legislation in England and Wales whereby couples will no longer have to prove fault to get divorced. This new...

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Children’s Mental Health Week

As part of Children’s Mental Health Week 2019, we focus on the wellbeing of children whose parents are going through a divorce or separation. It’s well known that children can...

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Why staying on civil terms during divorce will benefit your children

  There’s been so much of a surge in January divorce enquiries in recent years that the first Monday of the New Year is now known as ‘D-Day’, or ‘Divorce...

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Owens v Owens: Supreme Court rules against wife in ‘desperately unhappy marriage’

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of a wife seeking to divorce her husband, in a judgment which highlights once again the need for no-fault divorce to be introduced....

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Supreme Court restores original maintenance decision in Mills v Mills

The Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Mills v Mills, a dispute over maintenance arrangements following divorce. In doing so it upheld the original verdict of...

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Supreme Court rules in favour of extending civil partnerships

Family law partner Tom Powles examines what the court’s decision on civil partnerships means for different sex and same sex couples. The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favour of...

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Is lifetime maintenance becoming a thing of the past?

Court orders for maintenance are typically made to ensure that one of the divorcees’ financial needs are met. However, a recent court order for maintenance limited the payments to five...

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What happens to debts when you divorce?

Sorting out debts when you divorce is as important as separating other assets – some would even say more important, as unaffordable loan repayments, credit card bills and black marks...

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