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Rukaya Bradford

Posted 5 November 2018
by Rukaya Bradford .

What Happens During a MIAM?

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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…

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Rukaya Bradford

Posted 3 October 2018
by Rukaya Bradford .

What is a MIAM?

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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…

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Rukaya Bradford

Posted 1 October 2018
by Rukaya Bradford .

How to Avoid Parental Alienation

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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…

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Aimee Aspinall

Posted 27 September 2018
by Aimee Aspinall .

Divorce FAQ – Part 5

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What happens to a pension in a divorce? Your pension is a marital asset, like your home and other assets. The value of your pension will be taken into account in deciding a fair settlement. Practical solutions can include: Offsetting…

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Aimee Aspinall

Posted 21 September 2018
by Aimee Aspinall .

Divorce FAQ – Part 4

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Do we have to go to court to get the settlement approved? You do not have to get a settlement approved by the court, but unless you get a consent order, either of you will be able to change your…

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Aimee Aspinall

Posted 19 September 2018
by Aimee Aspinall .

No Fault Divorce

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The Government has this week confirmed its intention to move towards a no fault divorce in England and Wales. Currently it isn’t possible for a couple to get divorced without one party being found to be at fault unless they…

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