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Virtual justice through remote hearings

Can families receive justice with remote hearings in the Family Court?

The Remote Access Family Court has enabled large parts of the family justice system to continue to operate during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each day, justice is dispensed over the internet by judges sitting at computer screens often in their own ...

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22.06.2020

Linda, Miles & Partners Solicitors, London

Alternative ways of getting a divorce settlement during lockdown

It has been 11 weeks since the official COVID-19 lockdown began, and the doors of the family courts have remained firmly shut, leaving couples in the middle of a financial dispute in their divorce, in limbo. Although the courts are ...

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08.06.2020

What happens to child maintenance if income is reduced due to furlough, lay-off or redundancy?

In the last month, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has had a devastating effect on many family incomes and, although the first priority must be our health, safety and wellbeing, for most it is a very worrying time with regards to ...

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20.04.2020

Family and children and coronavirus FAQs

We are living in worrying times and while we are all anxious about the health risks arising from the coronavirus pandemic, there are additional concerns for parents of young children. Alongside disruption to schooling and usual routines, there may be ...

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27.03.2020

How to propose a prenup this Valentine’s Day

f thoughts of marriage are in the air this Valentine’s Day, but you are keen to protect your existing financial position, then you may want to consider proposing a prenuptial agreement. Pre-nuptial agreements or pre-civil agreements, more commonly known as ‘pre-nups’, ...

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14.02.2018

Archers domestic violence plot reveals real harm of LASPO cuts

Archer’s fans have been gripped for months by the domestic abuse plot culminating with Helen’s criminal trial earlier in the month. While listeners were avidly following Helen and Rob’s storyline, the Serious Crime Act 2015 received royal assent on 3 ...

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12.10.2016

Pre-nuptial agreements – parents should insist?

As summer approaches, we are entering the busiest few months for people getting married no doubt hoping that the sun, along with their guests, will adorn a hat and come out to play. By now, wedding planning will be in ...

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09.06.2016

Ex wife can make financial application 30 years after divorce finalised says Supreme Court

The recently reported decision of the Supreme Court of Kathleen Wyatt and Dale Vince highlights the importance of ensuring your matrimonial finances are finalised as soon as possible after the divorce if not contemporaneous with it. In this case Ms ...

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12.03.2015

Prenuptial agreements should be legally binding in divorce cases says Law Commission

In its recently published Report on “Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements”  the Law Commission has stated that prenuptial agreements should be legally binding in divorce cases. Prenuptial agreements, pre-nups, and pre-marital arrangements are all terms that refer to a contract ...

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29.04.2014