Children Act Orders: Child Arrangements Over Christmas

The festive period can be a time of great stress for separated parents and the children of divorced parents. Both parents will want to spend time with their children over the Christmas period, and the child or children will want to see them just as much. Working out...

“Common Law Marriage” – Does it Exist?

Increasingly more couples are choosing to live together rather than get married.  Recent data from the Office of National Statistics shows that cohabitation has increased by up to 25% over the last decade. Many people believe that if they live with a partner for a...

What is a Non-Molestation Order?

According to figures recently published by the Family Court Statistics Quarterly in September 2019 there was an increasing amount of applications being made for Non-Molestation Orders.  In April to June 2019 there were over 5,800 applications made for Non-Molestation...

Progress in the Law relating to domestic abuse

The term “domestic abuse” is very often misunderstood, with many believing that only physical violence can amount to abuse. There will undoubtedly be victims who fail to see that they are being subjected to domestic abuse due to its various forms. In the absence of...

Separation and divorce in later life

Separating at any time of life can be a very difficult process however in later life it can feel as though you are more vulnerable as your financial security is threatened. Those separating in their 30s, 40s and 50s have the benefit of time to go out and earn an...
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