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    Aimee Aspinall

    Posted 21 November 2019
    by Aimee Aspinall .

    Christmas Child Contact: Top Tips

    Christmas Present

    One of the busiest times of year for family law solicitors specialising in private children law is Christmas. Separated parents often can’t agree on who is going to have the children for what periods over the festive season. Naturally, both…

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    Aimee Aspinall

    Posted 14 November 2019
    by Aimee Aspinall .

    Marriage or Civil Partnership?

    On New Years Eve 2019, the first couples will be entering mixed-sex civil partnerships. This follows approval of new legislation last week, with new regulations coming into force on 2nd December 2019. But what does this mean? How does a…

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    Ricky Noble

    Posted 9 September 2019
    by Ricky Noble .

    The progression of same-sex couples and adoption

    Baby holding mum's hand

    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…

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    Tracy Lambert

    Posted 1 August 2019
    by Tracy Lambert .

    When can you leave children unattended?

    Group of happy children

    If you’re a parent, you’ll be familiar with how difficult it can sometimes be to get your children to accompany you to the shops or appointments. If only you could safely leave your child on their own and get those…

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    Mark Williams

    Posted 22 July 2019
    by Mark Williams .

    Domestic abuse victims failed in rural areas

    Domestic abuse in the South West

    The National Rural Crime Network has published a report revealing “a shocking picture of domestic abuse in rural Britain with hidden victims – isolated, unsupported and unprotected – who are being failed by the system, services and those around them.”…

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    Tracy Lambert

    Posted 6 June 2019
    by Tracy Lambert .

    Costs in Family Proceedings

    Family proceedings

    Changes to the Family Proceedings Rules mean that conduct may now have more significance in family cases. On the 27th May 2019 amendments came in to force relating to when a court may order one party to pay the costs…

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