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Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) Hearing

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Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) Hearing - make the best use of your time For those going through a Financial Remedy Application the Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) hearing represents the middle point of the case. By the Financial Dispute...

Child Abduction - concerns for a rise over the summer months

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The Child Abduction Section of the Foreign Commonwealth Office have recently indicated they expect to see a vast increase in the number of parents taking their children abroad without the consent of the other parent. What the parent taking the child...

CIVIL PARTNERSHIP v. MARRIAGE

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THE KEY DIFFERENCES Since June 2018 civil partnerships have been legally valid for not just same sex couples but opposite sex couples. Prior to this, in 2004 it was only legal for these types of arrangements to be in place for same sex...

Contact Arrangements

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When it comes to children, it can often be difficult to agree on the arrangements particularly when parties are going through separation or divorce. Whatever the circumstances, if you are unable to agree on the arrangements, then you can apply to the...

ENGLAND THROUGH TO THE EUROS FINAL - NOT GOOD NEWS FOR EVERYONE

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Whilst it is absolutely fantastic that the England National Team have made the first major final since 1966, what isn’t so good to hear is that in a recent report prepared by the National Centre of Domestic Violence reported incidents of...

Parental Responsibility - what you need to know

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There is a common misconception that if you are out of the country, for example if you have been deployed oversees, then you do not have Parental Responsibility or in some way your Responsibility is diminished, however this is untrue. Most...

Divorce and the armed forces

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Going through the breakup of a marriage can be one of the most stressful experiences a couple can go through. For those people serving in our armed forces there are additional stresses such as having to inform their unit of a change in their Personal Status...

An Armed forces pension - an asset not to be ignored

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On the breakdown of a marriage, a primary consideration is usually the parties’ assets. A great focus is always placed upon the marital home and the asset that often can be forgotten is the pension. In fact, this can be the most valuable of...

Should children be included in children proceedings?

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I recently read about Angelina Jolie complaining that the Judge in her case, Judge Ouderkirk, would not allow her and Brad Pitt’s children to testify as part of their divorce case. Whilst this case takes place in the US Courts it raises an important...

Co-Parenting; it can work

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Recently Heidi Klum the Supermodel has been vocal in her praise for the concept of co-parenting. In 2012 she divorced from the pop singer Seal. In US Weekly she indicated that whilst co-parenting can be challenging as it requires teamwork, if both parents...

Divorce - a landmark change coming soon

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Ever since the case of Owens v Owens there has been a strong amount of challenges brought by both clients and professionals to the fact that currently there is not a “no fault” divorce in England and Wales. However, with changes to the law,...