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Divorce day 2024 - What you need to know

Darren White
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With January, a sad trend known as Divorce Day happens on the first working day of the year. This article aims to answer some of the key questions you may have and hopefully provide some reassurance.   How long will a Divorce take?   Will I be...

Christmas contact - prepare now to avoid a nasty surprise

Darren White
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With Christmas just around the corner it’s really important to start the preparations early, making sure everything for the special day is in place. For separated couples, one of the most important considerations will often be the arrangements for...

Abuse After Separation - 7 signs to spot

Darren White
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It is sad to say that in many relationships domestic abuse is becoming a more common feature.  Sadly, this does not always end on the relationship breaking down.  This article aims to help identify the 7 different types of abuse that can happen after a relationship ends and what can then be done to assist people.
 

Mandatory Mediation

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On the 24th March the Ministry of Justice announced their plans to make mediation mandatory in all family cases unless there are allegations or a history of domestic violence or safeguarding issues. To help families we will see the government’s Family...

Pre/Post Nuptial Agreements

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There is a common myth, which I have heard clients repeat that “If I built the asset up before the marriage, it can’t be claimed against”. Unfortunately this is not necessarily the case, and with multiple and later life marriages becoming...

Mediation in Family Law

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What is Mediation? Mediation is a place where you and your ex-partner can discuss your issues with a trained mediator present who can facilitate a constructive conversation, stop your emotions taking over, try to help you see both sides of the issue and...

I've done my own Divorce. What now?

Antonia Kirby
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I have written last year, about the change to the Divorce Law, which was implemented on 6th April 2022. The change that many wanted, and that after years (possibly decades) of lobbying we now have. I spent some time exploring how the change in the law has...

To Vaccinate, or not to Vaccinate: One Year On

Antonia Kirby
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Last September, I explored whether or not children should receive the Covid-19 vaccination. One year on, where are we now and how does the Court view the issue? 2020 In the case of K (A Child: permission to vaccinate) [2020] EWHC 3775 (Fam), the Court...

No-Fault Divorce - What do we need to know?

Antonia Kirby
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Throughout March and April 2022 you will most likely have heard or seen in the the news, the revolutionary change to the Law; the introduction of no-fault divorce, after many, many years of lobbying. Prior to the Divorce, Dissolution and...

To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate: Issues for the parents of 2021

Antonia Kirby
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There are many decisions which arise in a child’s life that can cause conflict between separated parents; what name they should be known by, whether they should be raised vegan, where or how they should be educate, what religion they follow. However,...

Government commits to date for introduction of No Fault Divorce

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It has been announced that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, which will allow couples to get divorced without putting one of them at fault, will come onto force on the 6 April 2022. This is somewhat later than it was hoped, as the Act was...

Guidance on your children having contact with their other parent during the coronavirus pandemic.

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On Monday 23 March 2020 Boris Johnson informed the nation that it will no longer be permitted to leave your home unless you are carrying out one of the following: Essential food shopping Essential work Obtaining medicine/attending to medical needs Daily...