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Family Law – Update

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There is only one ground in England and Wales which can be relied on to show that a marriage is over and that a decree of divorce should be granted and that is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. This is evidenced by one of five facts a) adultery b) unreasonable behaviour c) 2… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The myth of the Common Law Marriage

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Figures published recently by the Office of National Statistics reveal that there are now 3.3 million cohabiting couple families in the UK and this is further evidence that the law needs to catch up with modern British society – Resolution released its Manifesto for Family Law last year, calling for the introduction of some… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Making Child Arrangements for Christmas


Christmas is now less than 3 weeks away, and many may have forgotten to plan ahead. This is especially true for separated families, where arrangements need to be made to address what will be happening in respect of child arrangements over the festive period. If it is envisaged that a dispute might arise between you… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

White Ribbon Day 2016


White Ribbon Day takes place annually on 25 November 2016 and is an awareness day where people are encouraged to pledge never to commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women in all its forms, by wearing a white ribbon to show their support. In the UK a domestic abuse incident is reported to… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)