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No fault divorce?

Pamela Donnellan
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Is ‘no-fault’ divorce coming to England and Wales? The only ground for divorce in England and Wales is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. The court cannot hold that the marriage has broken down irretrievably unless the...

Can children be called as witnesses in family proceedings?

Nicole Thornley
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Can children be called as witnesses in family proceedings? Whether a child should give evidence in family courts has always been an important question for the Court and parents. Before Re W 2010 UKSC 12 views swayed. Baroness Hale told us there was no...

Children's Services - To consent or not to consent?

Kathryn Gregory
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TO CONSENT OR NOT TO CONSENT? SHOULD I AGREE TO MY CHILDREN BEING ACCOMMODATED BY CHILDREN’S SERVICES? This is a question which many parents ask me when Children’s Services are involved with their family and when there is a proposal for the...

A rise in Pre-Nuptial Agreements?

Pamela Donnellan
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Arguably, once seen as the preserve of the rich and famous, Pre-Nuptial Agreements or “Pre-Nups” as they are often referred to are becoming increasingly common, particularly in the context of people getting married or entering into civil...

Do I need a Financial Order when I get a Divorce/Dissolution even when we agree everything?

Jane Killerby-Nicholls
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It is often the case that when a marriage (or a civil partnership) comes to an end that there are financial arrangements that need to be made.  One or both parties may own property, particularly the home in which they have resided as a couple. ...