Category: Divorce

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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  Many legal professionals feel current divorce law is out of date, particularly following the 2018 Owens v Owens case.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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The rise of post-nuptial agreements

The rise of post-nuptial agreements

These agreements seem to be on the rise and much like a pre-nuptial agreement – which takes place before the wedding – post-nuptials lay out how assets will be split on divorce. Gone are the days when married people agreed to split their assets 50:50. More and more are drawing up “post-nup” agreements, sometimes long […]

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Lies during a Divorce

Lies during a Divorce

When separating, you are likely to have to deal with a number of issues which could include property, debts, assets, child arrangements, or possibly child/spousal support.  Out of fear and to protect his/her interests, your spouse may tend to mislead the Court by not quite telling the truth.  Or maybe your spouse is exaggerating their […]

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Does Divorce end all ties?

Does Divorce end all ties?

You would hope that divorce ended all ties with your ex but the reality is that it does not.  So imagine winning the lottery a year, two years or even 10 years after your divorce.  Would this entitle your ex from making a claim on your winnings? The answer is yes it would. This was […]

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