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Christmas - A time of goodwill for all?

Andrew Robinson
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Andrew Robinson, Head of Family Law at Fishers Dewes Solicitors, considers issues that may arise during Christmastime around the care of children: It’s not hard to work out that the stress, anxiety & anger that’s felt by many separated...

The Need to Prove Fault Fuels Bad Feeling Between Divorcing Couples

Andrew Robinson
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New research has found that the majority of English and Welsh divorces still rely on showing one party as ‘at fault’, and this regularly creates bad feeling and conflict between couples. The study entitled ‘Finding Fault?’ aims to...

How Does Family Mediation Work?

Elizabeth Sadiq
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Even though deciding to separate can be a difficult decision in itself, sorting out all the arrangements that follow can also be overwhelming. When a couple decides to part ways, it not only affects them but also the household. Many questions start flying...

The Initial Step In Issuing Divorce Proceedings

Elizabeth Sadiq
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In this era, where divorce rates have been gradually increasing, it is quite normal to think that people are divorcing at the drop of a hat. Even though it seems that people are able to obtain a divorce easily, the law actually regulates this by limiting the...

Honesty is the Best Policy

Andrew Robinson
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Two recent Supreme Court decisions have emphasised how important it is to be honest about your financial position when negotiating a settlement in the event of separation and divorce. The basic principle is that, in order to achieve a fair settlement, it is...

Spousal Maintenance - A Meal Ticket for Life?

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In my day to day practice as a family lawyer, many things have changed since I first qualified in the mid-nineties but there have been a few constants. One of those is the mixture of horror and disgust that instantly contorts the features of my client...

To Mediate or to Fight - One Family Mediator's View

Andrew Robinson
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Around eight months or so have now passed since the government passed legislation introducing an additional hurdle to cross before anyone that is separating from their spouse or partner is allowed to make an application to the court, either making a claim...

Living in Sin - A cautionary tale

Andrew Robinson
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You meet a new girlfriend (or boyfriend), you fall in love and so you move in together, right? After all, it’s the 21st Century and it’s the obvious thing to do. However, it’s early days, you’ve got your own pad already, or the funds...

Buying together; to have and to hold

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So you’ve decided to take the leap and buy a home together. Of course you cannot wait to get the keys and move in! But there’s something you may wish to think about first; something that may make you squirm a little bit, but...

Equal Parenting versus Parental Involvement - One Dad's view

Andrew Robinson
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Those of you with busy lives (or indeed, those of you who have a life) have probably not been tracking the progress of the Child and Families Bill currently working its way through Parliament. However, you probably are aware of the antics of Batman and his...