Family Insights

Insights and opinions on the latest law, legislation and policies.

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Funding your child’s further education

As many adult children are starting or returning to university, many parents are considering their financial obligations towards their adult…


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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?

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

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To pre-nup or not to pre-nup – that is the question

With summer wedding season just around the corner and thoughts of champagne, flowers and invitations in the air, often contracts and legal advice are…

Rachel Lim
Rachel Lim Associate

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Travelling abroad with children

With the school summer holidays fast approaching, many parents are planning to take their children on holiday abroad.

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

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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.

Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor Solicitor

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Weightmans LLP expands Family team in Manchester

Top 45 Law firm Weightmans LLP has expanded its family team in Manchester, with the recruitment of a new Partner, Fiona Turner.

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

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What does 'living in the same household' actually mean?

In claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 'living in the same household' can be a crucial element to succeeding…

Lottie Tyler
Lottie Tyler Associate

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Child arrangements orders and the abolition of residence and contact

From 22 April a number of significant changes in family law were introduced as the Children and Families Act 2014 came into force.

Emma Collins
Emma Collins Partner

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