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When are you off the hook? Financial claims can still be made years after Divorce proceedings.

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Many people may be lulled into a false sense of security after they obtain a Divorce from their spouse. Few realise that unless divorcing parties obtain a Financial Order from the Court, financial claims remain open against them. For that reason, it is...

International Surrogacy - what prospective parents need to know (part 3)

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International surrogacy arrangements have received very bad press in recent times. The proliferation of stories involving immigration complications, debates over exploitation and lengthy delays in establishing parentage, may have resulted in would-be parents...

International Surrogacy - what prospective parents need to know (part 2)

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International surrogacy arrangements have received very bad press in recent times. The proliferation of stories involving immigration complications, debates over exploitation and lengthy delays in establishing parentage, may have resulted in would-be parents...

International Surrogacy - what prospective parents need to know (Part 1)

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International surrogacy arrangements have received very bad press in recent times. The proliferation of stories involving immigration complications, debates over exploitation and lengthy delays in establishing parentage, may have resulted in would-be parents...

Findings of review into Sharia law and divorce are released by Home Office

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The Home Office has recently published the results of its review into the use of Sharia law in England and Wales. The review has been prepared by a panel of experts (which includes family lawyers) and has examined the interplay between religious marriages...

Parental Alienation: Courts may take children away from parents who badmouth the other

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The term “Parental Alienation” is now firmly on the Family Court’s radar and tough new measures are planned to combat it. Parental alienation refers to a process where one parent attempts to turn a child against the other, usually with the...

Domestic Abuse - does the Court's new guidance go far enough in protecting children?

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In October 2017, important changes were made to the Family Court’s guidance for children cases where domestic abuse has been alleged. The guidance was issued after widespread criticism that the family courts were not going far enough to protect the...

Female Genital Mutilation - How are the Courts protecting children?

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The horrifying crime of Female Genital Mutilation (or “FGM”) has been back in the spotlight recently. A channel 4 documentary, “The FGM Detectives”, has been following the work of a Bristol based detective chief inspector and her...

Cohabitation agreements

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In this article Lauren Kelly, solicitor with Chattertons Solicitors, looks at why living together rather than marrying raises particular legal issues, and why a properly drafted agreement is vital to protect the interests of people in a cohabiting...