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Grandparents Rights and Making an Application to the Court

Grandparents often play an invaluable role in their grandchildren’s lives.  However, when there is a breakdown in the relationship between the parents this can affect the subsequent time a grandparent

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What is a Separation Agreement?

Bill and Melinda Gates use separation agreement to divide finances Bill Gates, one of the world’s richest men, and his wife of 27 years Melinda, have decided to divorce, and with assets worth an estimated

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Legal Update: End of the Blame Game – No Fault Divorce to Come into Effect 6th April 2022

No fault divorce to come into effect on 6 April 2022Last year we wrote an article “Turning Point in Divorce – The end of the blame game” confirming that a new bill had received Royal Assent so that

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Common Questions in Family Law

Family Law - FAQsFor most individuals, the first point of resource when you need a question answered is to search Google.  The internet provides a plethora of information, but it can often be confusing

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Family Bulletin 10: Nuptial Agreements

You would be forgiven for questioning the validity of Nuptial Agreements, as before 2010 little credence was afforded to them by the courts in this country.  What is a Nuptial Agreement? A Pre-Nuptial

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Family Law Bulletin 9: Changes to Domestic Abuse laws

The pandemic has had a massive impact on victims of domestic abuse. At its worst point during the first lockdown, a joint investigation between Panorama and Women's Aid showed that a domestic abuse call

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Family Law Bulletin 8: Inherited Wealth within Matrimonial Proceedings

Inherited Wealth within Matrimonial ProceedingsThe treatment of inherited wealth upon divorce has been the focus of much discussion in recent years and it is true to say that there is no singular approach

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Family Law Bulletin 7: Impact of Brexit on Family Law

For 46 years, the United Kingdom enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with Europe promoting the free movement of goods, people and fair competition laws but all that changed on 12th March 2019, which marked

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Family Law Bulletin 6: Domestic Violence

Many people consider “domestic violence” to be actual physical violence against a person or an imminent threat of physical violence.   As a result many people remain in unhappy relationships,

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Family Law Bulletin 5: Perils of unmarried couples

The number of cohabiting families in the UK has increased remarkably over the last decade with the number of cohabiting couple families growing faster than married couple families. Data from the Office

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