Talking about Family Law

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  • It has been well documented that the number of people divorcing in later life has been increasing in recent years, when divorce rates overall have generally been falling. What...
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    Domestic violence and abuse can take many forms, including not just physical violence but also controlling and coercive behaviour, such as depriving the victim of financial support, restricting their...
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    Cohabiting couples do not have the same rights as married couples when their relationship breaks down (there is no such thing as a “common law marriage”). In particular, they...
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    A new online divorce system is being piloted in the East Midlands Regional Divorce Centre in Nottingham. The pilot, which can run until the 28th of July, will test parts...
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    If a same-sex couple wish to formalise their relationship then they have two options: to enter into a civil partnership, or to get married. A civil partnership gives legal...
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    Most family disputes on divorce or relationship breakdown, such as disputes relating to finances or arrangements for children, are resolved out of court. In fact, contested court proceedings should...
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    There are a number of possible financial orders that the court can make on divorce. The most common types of orders are the following: ⋅ Maintenance orders, also called...
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    Business assets are taken into account by the court when considering financial arrangements on divorce, so it can be a great cause of concern to the business-owning spouse what...
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    What are the basic principles that are used by the court to decide disputes between parents over arrangements for their children? The first principle is that when a court...
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    If you are contemplating, or involved in, divorce proceedings you will want to know the basic law governing them. The first point to note is that divorce proceedings cannot...
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