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Estate planning for blended families

Posted on 20th October 2021 in Family Law, Probate & Wills

The increase in the number of families, comprising of different families that have been linked by new relationships, can complicate the process of inheritance, the creation and administration of Wills, and the distribution of estates.

Posted by

Sue Halfyard

Associate and Chartered Legal Executive

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Nuptial agreements are important & useful to have should a marriage break down

Posted on 01st October 2021 in Family Law

Despite the mixed opinion on these types of agreements, they are a very important and useful document to have should a marriage break down.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Associate and Chartered Legal Executive

Insights

Grandparent options for re-establishing contact with their grandchildren

Posted on 01st October 2021 in Family Law

Grandparents who find themselves unable to see their grandchildren when their children get divorced or separated may wonder how they can re-establish contact.  In this article we explore their options.

Posted by

Bea Taylor

Trainee Solicitor

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Step-Parents’ Rights and Responsibilities after Divorce

Posted on 16th September 2021 in Family Law

Step-families are an ever increasing family type within the United Kingdom, yet the rights of step-parents after divorce are often overlooked. 

Posted by

Bea Taylor

Trainee Solicitor

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Financial Disclosure in Divorce

Posted on 10th September 2021 in Family Law

When couples are separating and looking at their finances, they will be asked to provide full and frank disclosure of their financial position.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Associate and Chartered Legal Executive

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How to ensure your dog is looked after if your relationship breaks down

Posted on 25th August 2021 in Family Law

When a relationship breaks down, dogs often get caught up in the separation process leading to difficulties arising over who will retain ownership at an already incredibly stressful and emotional time. 

Posted by

Bea Taylor

Trainee Solicitor

Insights

Should you wait for No Fault Divorce or act now?

Posted on 13th August 2021 in Family Law

The introduction of No Fault Divorce has been long awaited by clients and practitioners alike. Many have speculated whether it is wise to wait until April 2022 to initiate divorce proceedings in the hope of achieving a more amicable separation. In our latest insight article we discuss why, in certain situations, it may be more beneficial to begin divorce proceedings before the reforms take effect.

Posted by

Bea Taylor

Trainee Solicitor

Insights

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

Insights

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

Insights

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

Insights

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