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international womens day
8
Mar
2017

International women’s day is upon us again, and it’s a chance to reflect on the drastic social change that has taken place over recent years.

international womens day
8
Mar
2017

For many women who have taken the role of homemaker whilst their husbands have been the main breadwinner in the family, they can be concerned that if they were to leave an unhappy marriage, they would be left penniless.

International womens day 2017
8
Mar
2017

When a relationship breaks down it is still statistically more likely that it will be the mother left “holding the baby” and naturally there are financial consequences to that.

civil partnership
21
Feb
2017

A heterosexual couple have lost their Court of Appeal battle to enter into a civil partnership rather than a marriage.

divorce dissolution
9
Feb
2017

Nigel Farage’s wife has recently confirmed that they have been “living separate lives for years” but what are Mrs Farage’s options for obtaining a divorce and evidencing that her marriage has irretrievably broken down?

LGBT history month
3
Feb
2017

Today marks the start of LGBT History month, an event that marks the history of and celebrates the development of rights for the LGBT community.

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4
Jan
2017

Arbitrations can be used in a family context to resolve financial or property disputes arising from divorce/separation, the breakdown of civil partnerships, co-habitation disputes and some child-related issues arising from family relationships.

Children in need
18
Nov
2016

Children in Need is an opportunity to remind separating parents of the importance of prioritising children during what is often a very difficult time in their young lives

spousal maintenance
10
Nov
2016

Once upon a time….in a court which now seems far away…a “for life” spousal maintenance award was not an unusual occurrence. A spouse, divorcing after a medium to long marriage, who had not worked and instead had focused on raising children, would have been likely to receive ongoing financial maintenance from their former spouse until their remarriage (if applicable) or death.

parental responsibility
21
Oct
2016

Parental responsibility (“PR”) gives a person the right to make decisions about the care and upbringing of a child, whether that child lives with that person or not. It is an important term when considering the law around children, and often the first question that we as lawyers ask is “do you have PR?” before we can address any potential issues.