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Divorce law blog

Justice Minister confirms the Government is “taking one step at a time” on compulsory mediation


24/02/2011   By: Sue Brookes
Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly appeared on Radio 4 yesterday to discuss the mediation pre-action protocol, which has been formally announced by the government this week. 

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New pre-action protocol for mediation meetings launched


23/02/2011   By:
Nigel Shepherd of Mills & Reeve LLP appears on BBC 5 Live to comment on the Government's launch of the new pre-action protocol for mediation assessment and information meetings.

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Unmarried couples should get a fair share on relationship breakdown - what is your view?


04/02/2011   By: Nigel Shepherd
Nigel Shepherd of Mills & Reeve LLP appears on Channel 4 representing Resolution on the proposed reforms for cohabiting couples.

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Court of Appeal decision in Jones v. Jones promotes pre-nups


31/01/2011   By:
In Jones the Court of Appeal have done more for the promotion of pre-nuptial agreements.

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Collaborative Law Week - local professionals offer free information sessions to divorcing couples


24/01/2011   By:
Family practitioners in the Cambridge area are backing this week’s first national Collaborative Law Week and offering free information sessions to divorcing couples. The participating firms want to encourage more couples to think about collaboration.

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Government to overhaul child maintenance system


13/01/2011   By: Nicola Rowlings
Families Minister, Maria Miller, has confirmed that the government are looking to overhaul the child maintenance system in what will be the biggest change in this area of family breakdown for over a decade.

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To pre-nup or not to pre-nup - that is the question...


11/01/2011   By:
Should a couple be able to make a firm agreement - before they get married or enter a civil partnership - about what should happen to their property if their relationship ends? Or should the law remain as it stands, that the courts decide if their agreement is enforceable?

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Family law myths


20/12/2010   By:
Meredith Thompson examines some common myths in family law, including the "quickie divorce", the common law wife and the age old assumption that the mother always gets the children.

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