Family Law | Mayo Wynne Baxter

Maternity claims

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We all make mistakes (of varying degrees of severity) because we are only human – but when we do, we can learn something from it, if we allow ourselves the opportunity to reflect on why the mistake was made and how we can do better next time. Organisations are also adopting the same learning culture… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Making Child Arrangements for the Summer holidays

Happy Girls

Summer holidays, I hear you groan, however, July will soon be upon us and it is important 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 summer holiday period. Consideration also needs to be given… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Fake news – coming up trumps

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It has been hard to overlook the latest surfacing of so called ‘fake news’ stories on our newsfeeds. Very recently the 2016 US presidential election campaign brought this to light. A recent study by Stanford University suggested that during the election campaign, up to 62% of US adult citizens received their news through social media… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

I have separated from my partner. Can I change the Locks on our property?

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Jointly owned properties Where a property is jointly owned, the simple answer is no. The legal position is that both parties’ have an equal right to access and to occupy the property.  Even if only one party is paying the mortgage or the other party has made no contribution at all, you cannot change the… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

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)

“If I die, Pete gets everything!” Er… no Katie, he won’t.

London, UK. Katie Price at the launch photocall to mark the publication of her latest autobiography, Reborn, released tomorrow. Held at The Worx, Parsons Green, London on September 21st 2016.
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During a panel discussion on Monday’s Loose Women show, former glamour model Katie Price revealed that she has not updated her Will since she split from her ex-husband Peter Andre in 2009. The panel was discussing what arrangements parents should make for the care of their children in the event of their death. Ms Price… 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 – https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/families/bulletins/familiesandhouseholds/2016#main-points 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

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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

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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)

Call the Mediator

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Recently BBC screened a fly-on-the-wall-documentary following families in mediation with National Family Mediation, a service which offers mediation to families in dispute and break-up across the country.  This offered a glimpse at the service available for when relationships end and run into difficulty.  Each episode offered an insight into sessions between couples facing various decisions… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)