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 Helen Thewlis
  July 9, 2021
When going through a divorce it is easy for animosity between parents to develop exponentially, often to the detriment of the entire family, including the children. This can lead to the children’s needs being forgotten when in fact it should be one of, if not the most important consideration during the divorce proceedings.
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 Helen Thewlis
  June 18, 2021
Ministers have announced that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, which will allow married couples to divorce without assigning blame, will come into force on 6th April 2022.
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 Helen Thewlis
  May 26, 2021
Pets are commonplace in UK households and often likened to human members of the family.
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 Helen Thewlis
  April 1, 2021
On 22 March 2021, the Ministry of Justice opened a consultation in respect of increasing selected Court fees for the first time since 2016. The consultation also proposes to increase the income threshold for eligibility for Help with Fees, which will see more people becoming eligible for assistance with fees.
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 Helen Thewlis
  January 22, 2021
People often believe that issues arising from separation such as divorce, financial matters and child arrangements can only be resolved through Court proceedings.
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 Helen Thewlis
  January 18, 2021
Family Mediation Week is this year taking place between the 18th-22nd January. The annual initiative creates awareness of the many benefits of reaching mutual post-divorce agreements, rather than heading to court.
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 Helen Thewlis
  January 11, 2021
As we bring in the new year, resolutions are at the forefront of everyone’s mind, bringing with it fresh starts and changes. For this reason divorce is often one of the top resolutions that people make, hence the reason January is dubbed “divorce month”.
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 Helen Thewlis
  January 6, 2021
Guidance published on 4 January 2021 confirms that once again the government recognises the importance of children from separated parents being able to spend time with both of their parents. Children are permitted to leave one household to spend time with their other parent in another household, if it is medically safe to do so.
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