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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)

“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)

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)

When being a parent makes you the enemy

Man and womans hands cutting paper chain family concept for divorce and child custody battle

It is often difficult for separated parents to put aside issues they might have with their former partner and promote a healthy relationship between that parent and the child, particularly in circumstances where one parent has been hurt by the other. The very lack of love, trust and goodwill that led to the breakdown of… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

What do you need to know if you are looking to relocate within the UK with your child?

Child relocation

The existing law had suggested that the left-behind parent might have to demonstrate that there are exceptional circumstances in order to prevent a move, a test which does not apply if a parent is looking to relocate abroad. The Court of Appeal have however recently confirmed that there is no distinction between international relocation and… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

National Mediation Week – How might mediation work for you?

pen writes mediation on paper.

When a relationship breaks down, people often find it difficult to communicate and talk to their spouse to try and decide how best to move forward. This can include arrangements in respect of children, cohabitation and the division of matrimonial assets. Emotions are often running high and it is difficult to know how best to… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

What lies ahead for family law in 2016?

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Here is a summary of some of the key developments in family law to watch out for during 2016: Possible reforms to marriage laws In 2015 the Law Commission published a paper on potential reforms to marriage laws. The paper sets out questions that would need to be considered by the government if marriage reform… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Top tips on surviving Christmas when you are separating from your partner

Illustration of a long shadow christmas ball icon with a broken heart

This time of year we are bombarded with images of the “perfect family” but for some such imagery couldn’t be further from reality. Preparing for the Christmas festivities can be stressful at the best of times and therefore can be even more so when you’re separating from your partner so here are some top tips… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Avoiding festive conflict – arrangements for children

Christmas baby

It’s reaching that time of year again where Christmas is looming and we put our heads in the sand to pretend it isn’t happening. Unfortunately, with only weeks left until Christmas, many have forgotten to plan ahead. This is especially true for families in more than one household where arrangements for children need to be… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

No Fault Divorce

Divorce arrow with beach background

There is only one ground for divorce in England and Wales, that the marriage has irretrievably broken down, and that has to be proved on either the basis of: adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, the spouses having lived apart for more than two years (if both spouses agree to divorce) or the spouses having lived apart… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)