Ricky Noble

9-September-2019

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The Adoption and Children’s Act 2002 has widened the categories of adoption criteria, this now includes same-sex couples (regardless as to whether they are in a civil partnership or not). A decade on, following The Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act 2013…




4-March-2019

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Bitcoin is the most well-known type of cryptographic currency which came into existence in 2009, following the global market crash. Throughout recent years Bitcoin has exploded in its popularity. Despite this, there has been a grey cloud pending over Bitcoin…


22-January-2019

The breakdown of a marriage in any family is upsetting, but within a farming family a divorce can be particularly difficult to resolve. The court does not differentiate between a family farm and any other business in divorce proceedings. This…


5-November-2018

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Before any application can be made to court in matrimonial and family matters there is a requirement to attend a MIAM unless there are good reasons why a MIAM is not appropriate, for example in emergency cases or where there…


5-October-2018

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You can change your mind about divorce and cancel the proceedings, providing both parties agree. If you reconcile at any stage, even after the pronouncement of the Decree Nisi (the middle stage of the divorce), you can ask the Court…


3-October-2018

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Since April 2014, there has been a requirement that mediation is to be explored before the issue of Court proceedings in respect of both financial and children matters. MIAM stands for Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting, which is the initial…


1-October-2018

Mother and child

A marriage or partnership breakdown is an extremely difficult time, however, it can be a lot harder if there are children involved. Each situation will be different and depend on the circumstances of that particular family. It is important that…