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Divorce law blog

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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Dispute Resolution Week - what is it all about?


25/11/2015   By: Edward Heaton
With Resolution’s annual Family Dispute Resolution Week well underway and events taking place across the country to raise awareness of Dispute Resolution, it is perhaps time to pause and revisit the basics. With the strap line “There is a better way to separate”, what is it actually all about?

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Surrogacy and Separation


25/11/2015   By: Rose-Marie Drury
Putting your children first is often parents' first priority when separating. A few months ago I wrote about the impact surrogacy arrangements have on legal parenthood. So, what happens when intended parents of children born through surrogacy then separate?

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Listening to your children ..... #children first


24/11/2015   By: Alison Bull
Most parents who separate are worried about how their children will cope. You may feel very guilty that you haven’t been able to stop your relationship breaking up. Whatever the reason for the break up, and even though in the long-term it maybe the right thing for the family, its very likely that your children will not want it to happen.

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Putting Children First


20/11/2015   By: Jane Booth
Resolution’s Family Dispute Resolution Week 2015 starts on 23 November 2015 and the theme for this year’s Family Dispute Resolution Week is “putting children first.” Resolution have surveyed children and young people about their experience of parental breakup to find out whether children feel they have been given appropriate information, explanation and the chance to be involved in decision-making during their parents’ divorce.

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