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  May 17, 2018
As the case of Owens v Owens reaches the Supreme Court today there are continued calls for a change in the law to allow for no fault divorce. The law now requires one person to blame the other for the divorce unless they are prepared to wait 2 years. Even if both parties agree that the marriage is over, blame must be apportioned.
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  April 12, 2018
Figures recently released from the Ministry of Justice have shown an increase in the number of grandparents going to Court in order to have contact with their grandchildren.
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  January 24, 2018
If you are in dispute with your former partner or spouse or are experiencing difficulties in settling your separation or divorce you may consider that your only option is to go to Court. Before an application can be made to Court, you are required ( in most circumstances) to attend a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (‘MIAM’.)
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  January 23, 2018
Unfortunately, for some, Mediation is not the most appropriate way forward as one party may have suffered domestic violence from the other party involved in the Mediation process. If this is the case, the thought of sitting in a room to try and reach an agreement can be very daunting.
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  January 22, 2018
Family mediation is an alternative to Court proceedings and is a useful process for separating couples. Mediation can help parties reach agreements in relation to arrangements for children and also financial matters following separation. Mediation sessions are conducted by independent Mediators. They are professionally trained to help separated parties reach agreements in relation to issues that are in dispute. They do not represent either party and are therefore completely impartial.
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  May 26, 2017
A Father has been criticised by Mr Justice Peter Jackson for bugging his daughter’s clothes during family law proceedings.
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  February 23, 2017
1.8 million people in England and Wales have said that they have been a victim of domestic violence 651,000 male victims of domestic violence 1.
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  January 8, 2017
Meeting a family solicitor for the first time is understandably a daunting experience. You may fear being bombarded by legal jargon or that your solicitor will not truly listen and understand the situation that you are in.
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