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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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    Aimee Aspinall

    Posted 23 April 2019
    by Aimee Aspinall .

    Divorces set aside by the High Court

    Ring in hand

    The High Court has again delivered judgments in relation to applications by the Queen’s Proctor to set aside divorce decrees in four different cases on the ground that the petitions breached the 1 year bar. The 1 year bar is…

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    Tracy Lambert

    Posted 2 April 2019
    by Tracy Lambert .

    Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings

    Family wooden blocks

    If you are experiencing difficulties with a family matter, such as issues relating to a potential divorce and the associated financial aspects or issues concerning your children, you may be considering court proceedings. Before you can make an application to…

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    Tracy Lambert

    Posted 12 March 2019
    by Tracy Lambert .

    Unmarried Couples Living Together

    Couple in front of the sun

    A recent survey on British Social Attitudes published in January 2019 confirmed that 46% of those surveyed were under the impression that cohabiting couples formed a “common law marriage” – please be aware that there is no such thing as…

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