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Divorce law blog

Don’t be scared of the MIAM!


25/01/2018   By: Andrew Moore
“MIAM” stands for mediation information assessment meeting. Contrary to its name, it’s an opportunity for those contemplating court action to learn about all of the non-court dispute resolution approaches, not just mediation, in a bid to avoid expensive and confrontational litigation which does little to support separating families.

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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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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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Funding legal fees on divorce


10/05/2013   By: Anna Heenan
The recent cuts to legal aid have received a great deal of press coverage. Something that hasn’t received quite the same attention is the other options for funding legal fees on divorce. So how can you fund court proceedings if you don’t have the income or savings to do so?

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Cuts on public funding - the impact on the family courts


13/07/2012   By: Andrew Moore
The Government is introducing wide-ranging cuts to public funding (legal aid) from 1 April 2013. The majority of cases that were eligible for public funding may not be eligible next year. The effect will be an increase in people representing themselves at court due to an inability to pay legal fees.

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