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Child Maintenance - The Basics

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Figures from the DWP published recently indicate that 26% of people who contacted the Child Maintenance Service (or CSA, as it used to be referred to) between February 2015 and January 2016 have set up a Family Based Arrangement. But many people do not...

Bird's Nest Custody - Children Come First

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Separation or divorce is always an incredibly emotional and stressful time for anyone involved, especially for children. Parents are always advised to communicate effectively with one another for the benefit of the children but a number of separating...

Divorce and Inheritance - do they have a claim?

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An area that is often taken for granted in separating couples is the question of whether they are entitled to their spouse’s inheritance. The common theme seems to be that people assume they have an entitlement to anything held in their spouse’s...

Do I have to divorce in order to gain financial stability?

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Many people in the UK remain in volatile or unsuccessful marriages for many reasons and I am frequently told by prospective clients that they do not wish to seek a divorce ‘because of the children’ or because of ‘religious beliefs.’ A...

Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence is unfortunately becoming increasingly common within England and Wales but thankfully measures are already in place to protect vulnerable spouses, partners and others affected. BBC News announced this morning that a new programme is...

Do I have to move out?

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When any relationship breaks down, whether it is a marriage, civil partnership or cohabiting relationship, there are often a few questions which are at the forefront of everyone’s mind. “Do I have to move out?” is one of the most common....

Consent Orders & financial remedy cases

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In previous blogs , I have touched on different aspects of financial cases such as maintenance or the importance of obtaining a clean break . In these blogs, I stressed the importance, within any divorce, of obtaining a Consent Order dealing with all the...

Divorce - Is it time for a change?

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An area covered widely in the press recently is the question of an “amicable divorce .” The concept might seem peculiar in context when talking about the breakdown of a marriage, but the reality is that there are a large number of married...

Financial disclosure

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Within any divorce, it is necessary to consider the need for a Court Order dealing with the family finances and ensuring you achieve a ‘Clean Break’ if possible. In order to reach an agreement in respect of the matrimonial finances, it...

Maintenance - What is it? Am I entitled to it?

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‘Maintenance’ is a topic that I am frequently asked to advise on. Whether this is in relation to entitlement, enforcement or variation, it is a topic which has a multitude of ambiguities. So what is maintenance? Strictly...

Clean Break - What is it? Do I need one? Why is it important?

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There has been a lot of coverage in the news recently regarding divorcees coming back after several years of divorce to make financial claims against their ex-husband or wife. You may be familiar with the case of Dale Vince and his ex-wife Kathleen Wyatt. If...