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Divorce law blog

The kids are alright – financial support for separated unmarried couples


07/04/2017   By: Marc Saunderson
“We’ve lived together as common-law spouses, will my ex have to support me financially now that we’re separating?” There is a common misconception that couples who live together for a number of years obtain the same rights on separation as those who are married. In our survey, 26 per cent of those asked believed that unmarried couples who had been living together for more than a year had the same legal rights as married couples. For those cohabiting families that did have dependent children, the survey revealed that almost three-quarters of respondents (73 per cent) did not know what kind of support they would be entitled to for their children if they separated from their partner.

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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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Conscious Uncoupling - the new way to separate?


12/11/2015   By: Jane Booth
It was splashed all over the press headlines when Gwyneth Paltrow announced that she and Chris Martin were “consciously uncoupling”, but what does it actually mean and is there any merit in the approach?

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Share your story with Resolution


08/08/2014   By: Alison Bull
Have you had experience of mediation, collaboration or any other forms of dispute resolution relating to divorce or separation? If so, Resolution wants you to share your story with them. The aim is to help others learn about the alternative ways of dealing with their case. Your story can be shared in the paper or on the radio; and you can be named or remain anonymous as you prefer. Click on this link to find out more/ share your experience.

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Family law mediation – the way forward for cost effective solutions to family disputes


21/11/2013   By: Alison Bull
With National Family Dispute Resolution Week (25 – 29 November 2013) highlighting the alternatives to court, I thought it would be a great opportunity to take a look at how another dispute resolution option is changing what divorcing couples can and should expect from their family solicitors.

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