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Divorce law blog

What is parental alienation?


04/06/2019   By: Claire Molyneux
To coincide with International Parental Alienation Day (25 April 2019), the charity Families Need Fathers has petitioned the government seeking to make parental alienation a criminal offence. But what is parental alienation and should it be made a crime?

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What happens to my will after I divorce?


19/05/2017   By: Claire Molyneux
If you’ve just been through, or are going through, a marriage or relationship breakdown, making a new will is probably the last thing on your mind. But your existing will is unlikely to reflect your changed circumstances and it’s worth updating it sooner rather than later. The risk of not doing so is that, on your death, your assets don’t pass to the people you would like to inherit from you.

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Legal reform needed to give more protection for unmarried couples living together?


10/07/2012   By:
Nigel Shepherd, one of the family law partners in our Manchester office, appeared on BBC 5 Live's late night programme last night discussing the rights of cohabitants on relationship breakdown and the need for reform in this area of law.

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