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Think twice before using social media during a family dispute

It is forecast that, by the end of this year, 90 per cent of the UK adult population will use a social media account at least once a month.  This is a remarkable statistic, but perhaps even more remarkable is ...

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15.09.2022

Enforcing child contact arrangements

Following the breakdown of a relationship, most parents can reach an agreement amicably regarding the arrangements for children.  Ensuring practical working arrangement requires both parents to behave sensibly and in the best interests of each child.  Unfortunately, as any family ...

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08.08.2022

Who pays private school fees after divorce or separation?

According to the Financial Times the average fee for an independent or private school education is now over £15,000 a year for day pupils and £36,000 for boarders. This represents a substantial financial commitment over the education of a child, ...

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01.07.2022

Resolving a family dispute over choice of school

As a parent you will always strive to do what is best for your children, but for separated parents this can sometimes lead to disagreement when what is best in one parent’s eyes does not align with the other parent’s ...

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14.04.2022

Implacably hostile over child arrangements – could this be you?

If you cannot reach an agreement with your former partner about arrangements for your children after a divorce or separation, one of you may apply to the family court for an independent decision.  The courts have a wide range of ...

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03.12.2021

Three helpful resources for parents going through divorce or separation

We understand that separation and divorce can be an incredibly hard time for families and particularly for children. With Resolution’s Good Divorce Week 2021 taking place from 29 November to 3 December, the family law team at Miles & Partners ...

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01.12.2021

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Relocating with your child after separation

During any separation or divorce, one of the primary concerns will be the impact on any children.  It is unavoidable that change will occur in everybody’s lives, and there may be the time when you decide that a relocation is ...

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14.04.2021

Arrangements for children after a same sex divorce or separation

Following the introduction of civil partnerships in 2005 and same sex marriages in 2014, there has been an increase in families and then relationship breakdown between same sex parents. Finding agreement over issues relating to children can be tricky in ...

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17.03.2021

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Agreeing time with your children following separation

A separation will inevitably mean a change in the family dynamic, and you may be concerned about what this will mean for your relationship with your children.  New arrangements will have to be put in place in relation to where ...

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16.10.2020