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Early Intervention in Post-Separation Arrangements for Children

Soon to be President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has recently voiced his support for the Early Intervention Project (EI) promoted by Dr Ham...

Unmarried Mother Wins Right to Claim Widowed Parent's Allowance

Siobhan McLaughlin, 46, won a Supreme Court battle to access widowed parent’s allowance for her bereaved four children.

Sadly her partner of...

Child Arrangements Orders – “Live With” and “Spend Time With”

The question of which parent is more likely to get a Live With Child Arrangements Order (custody in old money) is an ever evolving one. Historically there wa...

Marriage Rates Fall Once More

The ONS has published marriage figures for the year 2015. This was the first full year that same sex couples were able to enter into a marriage. In 2015 ther...

Why Should I Make a Will?

Your Will tells everyone what is to happen to your money, possessions and property after you die. If you don’t leave a Will (which is called intestacy), the...

Common Law Marriage Myth

To mark cohabitation week in late 2017, Resolution commissioned a poll by ComRes. The poll was recently published and worryingly found:

“37% of Briti...

Reflecting on Mediation

Family Mediation Week takes place from 22 – 26 January this year. It provides a helpful opportunity for both individuals and family practitioners to re...

Cohabitation Awareness Week

Question - Common law husband/wife?

Question - Jointly own your home?

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No Such Thing as a Free Divorce

I doubt I am the only one suffering from “election fatigue” and longing for 9th June. However, I was amused by the exchange during Wednesday&rsqu...

A “Do-it-yourself Divorce” – Is it worth it?

Statistics released on 5 December 2016 by the Office of National Statistics revealed that, overall, the amount of divorces have been decreasing (demonstrated...

The Collaborative Approach

Following Lisa Grimmett's blog about Shropshire Collaborative Lawyers, She was invited to talk to Eric...

Funding Legal Costs

During consultation with the judiciary and legal profession prior to the Government’s drastic cuts to family Legal Aid in 2013, many voiced concerns th...

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22 Feb 2018

Funding Legal Costs

During consultation with the judiciary and legal profession prior to the Government’s drastic cuts to family Le...

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