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  January 11, 2019
A recent article has highlighted that the cuts to Legal Aid have "inflicted such disarray in family courts that parents are abandoning efforts to maintain contact with their children".
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  January 7, 2019
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial) Order 2018 came into force last week and allows single parents who have had a child born through surrogacy to apply for a Parental Order in the UK.
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  December 18, 2018
Elf Day is the Alzhiemer's Society fabulous festive fundraiser designed to get you in the Christmas spirit whilst raising money to help beat dementia.
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  December 3, 2018
There are many myths surrounding Domestic Abuse and its causes. Here are just a few that have been highlighted by our Family team in support of the #16DaysofAction campaign.
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  November 30, 2018
Family lawyers are campaigning for a change in the law to reduce the fallout from divorce upon children, after figures released recently revealed the impact of conflict between separating parents. In a new poll, 79% of the population agreed conflict from divorce or separation can affect negatively children’s mental health, a figure rising to 87% among those who experienced their parents’ divorce as children. 77% said conflict could affect children’s academic performance and a further two-thirds felt social interactions and the ability to form healthy romantic relationships were also jeopardised.
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  November 29, 2018
In March 2016, the Home Office, published its 2016-20 Violence against Women and Girls strategy. Following this, the Government stated that they would dedicate £80 million funding, to provide core support to refuges and other accommodation-based services. This money was also intended for rape support centres and national helplines. In the spring budget of 2017, a further £20 million was announced to be included towards the initial figure.
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  November 19, 2018
Natalie Hemming was a married 31 year old mother-of-three, when she was murdered in May 2016 by her husband, Paul Hemming. The initial report of concern for Natalie was made to the Police by her mother, who reported her missing on the 3rd May 2016. Unfortunately, this report came too late to help Natalie as it was later found that Paul Hemming, had brutally murdered Natalie in their home in Milton Keynes two days prior to the call.
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  October 29, 2018
Is it your view that all Family Solicitors are “hard wired” to operate competitively and aggressively with little attention being paid to what clients actually want and their shared concerns about any children now and in the future? Hopefully that is far from reality but it is often the perception. If you want to ensure you have an amicable and civilized separation but with a fair and appropriate outcome Collaborative Family Law may be the best way for you, your spouse and the whole family.
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