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Practical tips for child contact during Coronavirus

1. Make use of Zoom, WhatsApp video calls, FaceTime and Skype. Agree that these calls can take place more regularly than may have happened before. 2. Allow time for children to make a videos and take pictures etc. for the parent they may not be able to ...

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What is Parental Responsibility?

Parental responsibility covers the legal rights and responsibilities a parent has over a child. It includes those everyday responsibilities involved in bringing up a child. These include being involved with their education, agreeing any medical treatment, ...

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How do child contact centres work?

What are child contact centres? A child contact centre provides a safe and neutral meeting place for families that have experienced an acrimonious divorce or separation. There are more than 400 contact centres across the UK, used by more than 20,000 ch ...

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What is behaviour in Divorce?

“Behaviour” is the term used to describe the fact that a person has behaved in such a way that their partner/spouse cannot reasonably be expected to live with them. It is important to understand there is no definitive list of unreasonable behaviours us ...

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What is adultery in Divorce?

What is adultery? It may sound like an obvious question, but the law in England and Wales has a very narrow definition of adultery. It's defined as sexual intercourse between a consenting man and woman when at least one partner is married to someone ...

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My spouse will not sign the Divorce papers

A common problem within divorce proceedings is that the other party chooses to bury their head in the sand and ignores all of the paperwork which they receive from the Court, including the Acknowledgment of Service form which you will need them to complet ...

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Questions about the Form E

1. What is a Form E and what is so important about it? The Form E is a long form providing all our financial details including the needs of yourself and your children. Most people simply “fill out” the Form E. We have found that such passive filling out ...

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10 things you should know about getting divorced

Adultery doesn’t mean you will get a bigger settlement People often assume there will be a financial impact if one partner has had an affair, or left the marriage. In fact, this will rarely make any difference to the overall division of assets. Whe ...