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    The number of men and women marrying each other has fallen to its lowest level on record, official statistics show. A total of 235,910 opposite-sex marriages were registered in England and Wales in 2017- a decrease of 2.8% compared with 2016. The number has fallen by 45% since 1972, according Read More
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    Lawyers have been inundated with inquiries from divorced parents arguing about where their children should stay during the lockdown, with some trying to get their former partners sent to jail for breaking existing arrangements. Some parents have been using the coronavirus outbreak as an excuse to stop their ex from Read More
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    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 see as regularly. Read More
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    Couples living separately have been told they should consider moving in together in the wake of the restrictions on movement imposed under the UK’s coronavirus lockdown. On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that gatherings of more than two people are now banned as part of the government’s efforts to Read More
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    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, changing their names and looking after the child’s property. Having parental responsibility for a Read More
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    The coronavirus outbreak is “very likely” to lead to a rise in divorce rates because couples are being kept in self-isolation together, a leading divorce lawyer has said. Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia told peers at Westminster: “The prediction amongst divorce lawyers is that following self-imposed confinement it is very likely Read More
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    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 children each year. There are two types of contact Read More
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    “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 used in divorce petitions. It could be one Read More
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    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 else. Rape – including sex with Read More
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    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 complete to confirm (a) that they have Read More
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    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 the Read More
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    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. When it comes to money, by and Read More