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A heterosexual couple have lost their Court of Appeal battle to enter into a civil partnership rather than a marriage.
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 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
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 (“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.
Co-parenting is when two or more people work together to raise a child even though they are not living together. Many people assume that co-parents were once in a relationship and their co-parenting status has arisen due to the breakdown of that relationship.That is not always the case.
It is a misconceived assumption that family law disputes always end up in the court room. There are a number of alternative forms of dispute resolution which can provide a more informal and cost-effective alternative to the traditional court process.