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Divorce law blog

Can an opposite sex couple enter into a civil partnership?


14/03/2017   By: Emma Noble
The Court of Appeal recently decided that, no, opposite sex couples cannot enter into a civil partnership. However, the judgment was far from clear cut and the decision adds to the growing pressure on the government to reform the law for unmarried couples on separation.

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Can a judge stop me divorcing my ex?


01/03/2017   By: Amardeep Bahia
It may seem surprising (and archaic) that you are denied a divorce on the basis that your husband’s constant beratings are "minor altercations of a kind to be expected in a marriage” and that you’re “more sensitive than most wives”, but that’s exactly what happened in the case of Mrs Owens. Her case may be highly unusual but it shines a light on the need for divorce law reform.

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What happens if my ex breaches a child arrangements order?


15/02/2017   By: Claire Molyneux
What can you do if the court has made a child arrangements order (CAO) relating to your child but your ex is not complying with it?

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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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