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Increase in cohabitation leaves many without legal protection
Married couples remain the most common type of family but there has been a dramatic increase in cohabitation. This can leave many without legal…
Hair strand testing in the family courts - is it reliable?
Hair strand testing is often used in children proceedings where there is a suggestion that a parent has been using illegal substances but how reliable…
Court as the last resort – alternative dispute resolution in family law
During a divorce, the temptation can often be for parties to rush to court and seek a determination from a Judge, but this is not the only option.
New law gives time off and pay to bereaved parents
The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill has now been published. This will give bereaved parents the right to time off work following the death…
Civil partnerships v marriage – is divorce the same?
We have explored the differences between marriage and civil partnership. But how do you go about bringing such a relationship to an end?
Court bars millionaire banker who refused to pay maintenance from making further applications
A millionaire banker has suffered defeat in the Court of Appeal in his bid to overturn a Hadkinson order and to vary maintenance paid to his ex-wife.