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CAFCASS guidelines on ‘parental alienation’

CAFCASS guidelines on ‘parental alienation’

Cafcass have released new guidance designed to help welfare officers identify and assess cases which feature parental alienation.  The guidance defines parental alienation as follows: When a child’s resistance or hostility towards one parent is not justified and is the result of psychological manipulation by the other parent. The guidance explains how Cafcass seeks to […]

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“No Fault” Divorce

“No Fault” Divorce

The Law Society have welcomed the government plans to reform the divorce process to remove the concept of fault.  Many legal professionals feel current divorce law is out of date, particularly following the 2018 Owens v Owens case. The Ministry of Justice issued a consultation on its plans in September 2018.  The consultation closed in […]

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Divorce Day 2019

Divorce Day 2019

Following on from our previous blog, the 7th January was dubbed as Divorce Day. “Divorce Day” is a term used by lawyers and law firms to typically describe the time of year when they receive a surge of new enquiries from couples about divorce. According to data analysed by divorce support service Amicable, more than […]

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Is separation seasonal?

Is separation seasonal?

As practising Family Solicitors looking at the trends over the years there appears to be a spike following summer vacation and the Christmas break. Looking further into this, it appears that troubled couples may see the holidays as a time to perhaps soothe relationships and address underlying issues by being away from their usual daily […]

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Help to Buy ISA Guidance

Help to Buy ISA Guidance

How does it work? If you are looking to buy your first property you can use the Government Help to Buy ISA to boost your savings by 25%. For every £200.00 that is saved the Government will provide a bonus of £50.00. The maximum the Government will pay as a bonus is £3,000.00 What to […]

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Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to put an end domestic violence describing it as a “abhorrent crime”

Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to put an end domestic violence describing it as a “abhorrent crime”

The government has launched a consultation on domestic abuse, seeking new laws and stronger powers to protect and support survivors. The consultation launched by the Prime Minister Theresa May, Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Justice Secretary David Gauke, will seek views on measures to be included in the government’s draft Domestic Abuse Bill.  The new […]

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We have introduced SSL Website Security

We have introduced SSL Website Security

We want all users to ensure they are secure using our website. That is why we have introduced SSL protection. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the security technology that helps encrypt and secure all data that’s transmitted through a website. The SSL protocol helps establish an encrypted link between a web server and the browser(s). […]

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