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Divorce law blog

Resolution's "Good Divorce Week" - ending the blame game


01/12/2016   By: Rebecca Auster
Resolution is a community of family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Members (over 6,500!) follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems and which encourages solutions that consider the needs of the whole family - and in particular the best interests of children. Here at Mills & Reeve, our family lawyers are all proud to be members of Resolution.

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Good Divorce Week - keeping your options open


29/11/2016   By: Rebecca Auster
This week is Resolution’s Good Divorce Week. Resolution is a community of professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve family disputes in a non-confrontational and constructive way. Good Divorce Week highlights Resolution’s work and also the Code of Practice that all of its members follow.

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Breadwinner vs Homemaker


25/11/2016   By: Nicola Rowlings
The Office for National Statistics recently launched an online calculator that allows you to value all those household chores you do. From cooking to childcare, gardening to DIY, the ONS have given this unpaid work a value based on the average wages of those who are paid to do those tasks.

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The effect of bankruptcy on your divorce


15/11/2016   By: Administrator Account
Within divorce proceedings the Family Court can make a number of financial orders in order to fairly

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What do Nigella Lawson, Gary Linekar, Katie Price and David Walliams all have in common?


20/09/2016   By: Tim Whitney
The answer is that they have all been reported in the press as having had a “quickie divorce” in under 60 seconds. The latest celebrity to join this list is, former world heavyweight champion boxer, David Haye.

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Family Law Arbitration Children Scheme


16/08/2016   By: Sara Hanna
Last week, the Institute of Family Arbitrators (IFLA) launched the Family Law Arbitration Children Scheme, offering individuals the opportunity to resolve disputes in relation to parental responsibility and other private law issues about the welfare of children through arbitration.

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New DIY Guide for Sorting Finances on Divorce


08/04/2016   By: Frances Bailey
A new booklet has been published this month by the Family Justice Council to provide helpful information and guidance to separating parties trying to sort out their finances on divorce.

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Brexit & Family Law (Fl-Exit!) - In, Out, Shake it all about


25/02/2016   By: Nigel Shepherd
If the first week is anything to go by, I suspect many of us may tire pretty quickly of what is likely to be a long run in to the Brexit referendum on 23 June. When mulling over whether to vote in or out some will analyse the competing arguments very carefully.

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Court closures - a further blow to access to justice


12/02/2016   By: Nigel Shepherd
On 11 February the Government announced the outcome of its court closure consultation. 91 courts around the country had been earmarked for closure. The decision has been taken to close 86 of these over the next 18 months. Many of these are courts dealing with family cases.

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Ending the Blame Game - No Fault Divorce Update


29/12/2015   By: Nigel Shepherd
In my blog back in 2012 I explained the surprise and frustration felt by many of my clients when I explained that in order to start divorce proceedings in England & Wales without waiting at least two years one of the couple has to use either adultery or unreasonable behaviour as the reason for the marriage breakdown.

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