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Frequently Asked Questions about Pension Sharing in Divorce

Will I Have to Share My Pension?
This partly depends on when your pension was accrued. If it was accrued during the marriage or durin...

Alternative Dispute Resolution & Family Law

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the world go through very radical changes (some probably for the better, in the long run), very fast. It will probably be some...

Domestic Abuse Bill: A Step in the Right Direction

It could be argued that the current, confusing compilation of domestic abuse laws, policies and procedures has failed the victims and survivors of domestic a...

The Coronavirus and Travelling with Children

With many families getting ready for their Easter breaks, our family law team has seen a sharp increase in calls from worried parents.

In the curre...

Heterosexual Couples and Civil Partnerships

Campaigners for mixed sex couples seeking to enter into civil partnerships as opposed to marriage rejoiced when as of 31 December 2019 they could finally con...

Pre-nuptial Agreements and the Family Farm

If you have an interest in a farm and you are getting married, then you should consider a Read More

Calling all Divorcees with Pension Attachment Orders

During your divorce did you secure a pension attachment / earmarking order (as opposed to pension sharing orders) as part of the financial settlement? W...

The Rise in Number of ‘Rowing Parents’ Representing Themselves

In 2013 the government implemented plans to remove all legal aid available in respect of family matters; apart from people who have been victims of dome...

Calls to Reform Surrogacy Laws

The Law Commission has recently published its surrogacy consultation paper: ‘Building families through surrogacy: a new law’. Sir Nicholas Green,...

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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