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Covid vaccines for children

Posted on 14th June 2021 in Family Law

Given the success of the vaccine rollout amongst our adult population, it is natural that thoughts have recently turned towards how children can be best protected.

Posted by

Bea Taylor

Trainee Solicitor

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Parental Responsibility

Posted on 14th June 2021 in Family Law

Individuals with parental responsibility have the right to be involved in important decisions that impact their child’s life, including areas such as education, health and religion.

Posted by

Bea Taylor

Trainee Solicitor

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Online divorce and financial remedy system

Posted on 25th May 2021 in Family Law

A fully digital divorce and financial remedy system for individuals and legal representatives has been put in pace by HM Courts & Tribunals Service.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Associate and Chartered Legal Executive

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Greater protection for women at risk of abuse following release of Domestic Abuse Act 2021 fact sheet

Posted on 21st May 2021 in Family Law

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 received Royal Assent on 29 April 2021, designed to strengthen support for victims of domestic abuse and to raise greater awareness of the devastating impact that abuse has.

Posted by

Sarah Miller

Associate Member of CILEx

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Putting your child first when it comes to child arrangements

Posted on 12th May 2021 in Family Law

The most important principle is that your children should grow up having a relationship with both their parents whether those parents live together or apart. This need to maintain a relationship with both parents will need to be at the forefront of all your decision making.

Posted by

Bea Taylor

Trainee Solicitor

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Increase in number of divorce enquiries

Posted on 11th May 2021 in Family Law

With couples spending more one-on-one time with each other than ever before, the pandemic has, unsurprisingly, resulted in increased levels of enquiries regarding family law disputes, including divorce and disagreements relating to children. However, the sheer volume of enquiries, particularly those relating to separation and divorce, has surpassed expectations and shows no sign of slowing down.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Associate and Chartered Legal Executive

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What to do with the family pet when getting a divorce

Posted on 13th April 2021 in Family Law

When couples separate it can be an incredibly difficult time with much uncertainty.  Often pets will be involved which can lead to arguments arising over practical arrangements such as who will keep the pet.  According to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic a staggering 3.2 million households in the United Kingdom have acquired a pet which brings the total number of households with pets up to 17 million.

Posted by

Bea Taylor

Trainee Solicitor

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The strength of sibling relationships when coping with divorce

Posted on 13th April 2021 in Family Law

Divorce can be traumatic for all involved, however siblings can sometimes strengthen their relationship by going through this shared experience.

Posted by

Bea Taylor

Trainee Solicitor

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‘No Fault’ Divorce expected in the Autumn

Posted on 24th March 2021 in Family Law

After 30 years of campaigning by family law group Resolution and other bodies, Parliament passed the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 in June 2020. There is no set date for when this legislation will come into force and No Fault Divorces become a reality in England and Wales, however the Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland has indicated that the changes will likely not take effect until autumn 2021 as ‘time needs to be allowed for careful implementation’.   

Posted by

Bea Taylor

Trainee Solicitor

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Key points you need to know from the 2021 Budget

Posted on 04th March 2021 in Family Law, Employment, Residential Property, Later Life Planning, Company & Commercial, Coronavirus Pandemic

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered the 2021 Budget, which extended several Coronavirus support schemes and outlined plans for the country’s post-pandemic recovery.

Posted by

Amy Laver

Partner and Solicitor

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What happens to joint property when cohabitation ends?

Posted on 03rd February 2021 in Family Law, Dispute Resolution, Residential Property

Separation is never easy, but if you and your former partner own property together, the situation can be even more complicated.

Posted by

Martin Laver

Partner and Solicitor

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What to do if family mediation is unsuccessful

Posted on 22nd January 2021 in Family Law

If progress is not being made, or if mediation breaks down or perhaps mediation was not deemed suitable for the parties at the initial intake session, then the parties should speak to their solicitors about the other options available to them.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Associate and Chartered Legal Executive