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21st January 2022

Resolving Family Disputes with Child Inclusive Mediation

There is often a misconception about family mediation, that the aim is the reconciliation of a couple, and a counselling session, like Relate, for example. However, mediation allows…

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Mediation-Fundamentals

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20th January 2022

Family Mediation: Four Fundamental Principles

In support of Family Mediation week, we explore four key fundamental principles of mediation: 1. Mediation is voluntary This means that either party can choose to stop mediation…

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Mediation-MIAM

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19th January 2022

What to expect at a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)

A Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) is required before you can make an application to the family court in relation to issues surrounding child arrangements or finances…

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Family Law

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7th January 2022

Will appointing a Lawyer disrupt an amicable divorce or separation?

‘I am nervous about seeing a lawyer because we are very amicable and we are all agreed. We don’t want the lawyers to push us into doing something…

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1st December 2021

Variation of maintenance

In some divorce cases the Court may order spousal maintenance. This is so that ongoing maintenance is paid from one party to the other where it has been…

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18th November 2021

Post-Separation Finances: What do you need to know?

It has been reported in the media recently that Adam Woodyatt’s (Ian Beale of Eastenders) estranged spouse is struggling financially following their separation. In the meantime, Mr Woodyatt…

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19th October 2021

Child Abduction and Relocation

There were approximately 975 child abduction offences recorded by Police in England and Wales in 2020 and 2021. That is a reduction of cases from 2018 and 2019,…

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12th October 2021

Unmarried Parents: How to protect yourself and your children

1. What potential legal problems could unmarried parents face? Unmarried fathers could find themselves without parental responsibility (‘PR’) for their child(ren), unless the father was registered on the…

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News

30th September 2021

The Legal 500 2022 results

Ellisons Solicitors is once again delighted to have been recommended within the Legal 500 directory. In total nine practice areas were recommended in the 2022 edition across Essex…

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22nd September 2021

Child Contact at Christmas

For separated parents it is important to consider Christmas arrangements early in order to reach an agreement about spending time with their children over the festive period. Parents…

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