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June 3, 2020

A Parenting Plan is a written agreement entered into by separated parents setting out how they are going to manage the care of their children and how they will exercise shared parental responsibility.  

Going through a separation can be a difficult time, especially when...

May 29, 2020

A local authority has lost its appeal against a supervision order allowing a mother to continue looking after her two children.

The case involved a seven-year-old and three-year-old who were made subject to child protection plans. The seven-year-old had autistic spectru...

May 26, 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has made it difficult for many divorced and separated parents to comply with arrangements they’ve made over contact with their children.

Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division of the High Court and Head of Family Justice, has issued s...

May 21, 2020

Pensions are an extremely important asset when dealing with finances on divorce and they should not be ignored. Aside from property, pensions are often the largest asset in any divorce settlement and therefore, careful consideration must be given to them when parties a...

May 19, 2020

The government has published its new bill designed to reform divorce law and “remove the need for separating couples to blame one another for the breakdown of their marriage”.

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill represents the biggest shake-up of divorce laws i...

May 13, 2020

The announcement that the Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn are to divorce has thrown the media spotlight on to pre-nuptial agreements.

It was widely reported that the separation is amicable with the couple agreeing to share custody of their two childr...

May 7, 2020

Cohabiting couples don’t have the same legal rights as married couples, which can cause major problems if their relationship breaks down.

Many cohabitants think ahead and draw up a living together agreement that sets out in advance how their assets should be shared if t...

April 29, 2020

The Marriage Foundation says that the divorce rate for couples who married after 2017 is set to fall by 22% over the next 15 years.

The foundation conducted a wide-ranging survey across Europe. It found that divorce rates are falling in several countries, with the UK le...

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