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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

Parental responsibility and assisted conception via IVF or a donor

Nearly 60,000 people benefit from invitro fertilisation (IVF) and donor insemination at HFEA licensed fertility clinics in the UK, and it is not uncommon for an unlicensed clinic or ‘at home’ informal arrangement to be used for sperm donation. While ...

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05.05.2022

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

Securing the right to see your grandchildren

The relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren can be very special and one that most parents fully support.  On occasions, however, access can be cut off or restricted, causing hurt and upset.  Michelle Uppal, family law expert with Miles & ...

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08.02.2022

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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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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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