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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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Valuing a private company or family business in a divorce settlement

Running your own business can be the fulfilment of a lifelong dream, but it also brings stresses and strains which sometimes contribute to relationship breakdown. It certainly adds complexity when trying to agree a financial settlement after divorce. ‘The key ...

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02.09.2021

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The implications of alcohol misuse and family arrangements

While many adults drink alcohol responsibly, unfortunately there is a significant percentage of the adult population in England that misuse alcohol.  Government statistics for 2020 show that over half a million adults in England were admitted to hospital, primarily due ...

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07.07.2021

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Does bad behaviour affect the financial settlement in a divorce?

Within a marriage or civil partnership, the concept of bad behaviour can cover a multitude of activities, from leaving the top off the toothpaste to serious or criminal activities. When applying for a divorce you must prove that your relationship ...

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11.06.2021

Do adult children living at home have rights over the matrimonial house in a divorce?

Recent research by Loughborough University shows a sharp rise in the so called ‘boomerang’ generation of young adults returning to live at home until their late twenties or early thirties.  This trend has continued as a result of the pandemic ...

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21.05.2021

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Who has parental responsibility and what does it mean?

Families now come in all shapes and sizes, and children may live with parents who are cohabiting, married, separated or divorced. They may be part of a step-family, live with adoptive parents, grandparents, other relatives or a special guardian. If ...

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09.05.2021

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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

Can we finalise our divorce before the house is sold?

For the majority of people, their most significant asset is the family home.  So, it is not surprising that when it comes to dealing with the financial consequences surrounding divorce, questions about what will happen to the matrimonial home are ...

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06.04.2021