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Family Mediation Week

This week 20th – 24th January 2020 is Family Mediation Week. Mediation is a conversation worth having. John Taylor, chair of the Family Mediation Council said ‘it is not surprising... Read more

New Rights for Mixed-Sex Couples

Monday 2nd December 2019 brought with it the option to acquire rights for mixed-sex cohabiting couples. It has long been a concern for many that couples who cohabit (for whatever... Read more

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... Read more

“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... Read more

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... Read more

Congratulations to Samuel Mason

Congratulations to Samuel Mason who qualified as a Solicitor as of 1st October 2019. Samuel joined Dodds Solicitors LLP in August 2017 as a Paralegal in the family/care department and... Read more

Dodds Solicitors welcome Claire Cousin, Associate Solicitor to their family department

The partners are pleased to introduce Claire Cousin who joined Dodds Solicitors in May 2019 as an Associate Solicitor in the Family team. Claire has extensive knowledge of care proceedings and... Read more

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... Read more
2nd August 2017

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... Read more
14th July 2017

Providing care for your grandchildren and protecting your role as a grandparent

Statistics suggest that nearly 2 million grandparents have either given up a job, reduced their hours or taken time off work to look after their grandchildren. With the cost of... Read more