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Jolie and Pitt’s situation is all too familiar for some

10/08/2018

Another high profile case has hit the headlines, where divorced parents are in disagreement over child support claims, but it is something that can affect anyone – high profile or not.

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Stopping the divorce blame game

26/07/2018

The Owens v Owens case has thrown open the debate surrounding “no fault” divorce once again. Whilst the Divorce etc. Law Review Bill remains up in the air, there are more cases appearing where there are simply no legal grounds for a divorce.

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For richer for poorer?

19/07/2018

The case of Mills v Mills has thrown open the debate once more, surrounding upkeep of non-earning partners in the event of a divorce. How easy is it to financially support a separated partner, but also guarding the interests of each party?

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Cohabitation: should the law be changed?

04/07/2018

We’ve been closely following the case of[[sitetree_link id=896]]Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan[[sitetree_link id=896]], who have just won their battle in court to be granted a civil partnership. As well as the case raising questions around equality – until now only same sex couples have legally been allowed to enter into a civil partnership – there are ethical issues too.

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Hetereosexual couples: what will the future mean for civil partnerships?

02/07/2018

The well-documented case of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan has barely left the headlines whilst the court ruling continued as to whether or not the couple would be granted a civil partnership. Now the Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in favour of the couple, what could this mean for other couples in future?

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Yes Dear: Ways to soft land your separation

03/04/2018

National Reconciliation Day (2 April) yesterday reminds us of the importance of reconciling our differences, particularly for couples. We’ve all resorted to the fool proof “yes dear”, which promised to be the secret to a strong relationship in years gone by.

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The Bank of Mum and Dad

25/10/2017

*Author: Richard Middlehurst*

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Will being "Old School" save your marriage?

*Author: Richard Middlehurst*

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Wife Retains More Than 50% of Assets

15/06/2017

*Author: Victoria Walker*

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Is it still worth arguing a case of ‘special contribution’ in the English Courts?

25/05/2017

*Author: Floris Shoebridge*

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Separated? Could Social Media Add to Your Problems?

01/03/2017

*Author: Nicola Conley*

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When Can Your Child Be Left Home Alone?

16/03/2016

*Authors: Nicola Conley & Tyne Harman*

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Why drafting your own Divorce proceedings is not always a good idea

09/03/2016

*Author: Nicola Conley*

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The Myth of the Common Law Spouse

30/11/2015

*Author: Sarah Gillen*

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Sharland & Gohill - "Fraud Unravels All"

30/11/2015

*Author: Tyne Harman*

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Changes to the Children & Families Act 2014

11/08/2014

Author: Anne-Marie Webber

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Pre-Nups - A Delicate Balance

07/03/2014

Author: Julie Watts

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Grounds for Divorce

25/09/2013

A recent study shows that in 2013 unreasonable behaviour is cited in 47% of all divorces and adultery in just 15%. These figures differ from the 1970s when only 28% of divorce petitions were based on unreasonable behaviour and 29% based on adultery.

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Back to School

04/09/2013

Dealing with your ex over summer holiday arrangements may have been difficult enough, but the start of the new school year with its busy school calendars could prove to be a bigger challenge.

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Same Sex Marriages and Pre Nups

14/02/2013

With the passing of The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, which will allow same-sex couples to marry, an important consideration is what happens if they separate and/or divorce?  A pre-nuptial agreement between same-sex couples will help to prevent ugly breakups.

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Living Together - Are you properly prepared?

12/01/2012

There has, for a long time, been a common misconception amongst non-married couples who live together, (especially if they have done so for a long time) that they become a common law Husband and Wife and have the same rights as married couples. This is false.

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Co-habitation Agreements. Do you need one?

15/06/2011

There is a common misconception that once an unmarried couple have lived together, (especially if they have done so for a prolonged period of time) they become a common law Husband and Wife and acquire the same rights as married couples.  This is false.

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