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23rd June 2022

What’s in a name?

Elon Musk’s transgendered daughter has announced that she is changing her name in order to sever ties with her biological father and embrace a new identity. The former,…

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20th May 2022

BBC Drama The Split – Is that what it is really like being a Family Solicitor?

The popular BBC programme, The Split starring Nicola Walker and Stephen Mangan, recently returned to our screens for the final season. It has proved a highly popular and…

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13th May 2022

Mental health and relationship breakdown

One of the most traumatic events in life is a relationship breakdown. I cannot highlight enough how important is to prioritise your mental health during this extremely difficult…

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5th May 2022

Italian courts rules children should be given surnames of both parents

The Italian courts have ruled that children should be given the surnames of both parents. It is a long standing tradition, across the world including the UK, that…

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3rd May 2022

Service of a divorce application

The introduction of the ‘no fault’ divorce has overhauled the arduous outdated process and removed the element of blame that was previously required to satisfy the court that…

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27th April 2022

Pensions on separation and divorce

When contemplating a separation, it is always of great importance to seek legal advice from an experienced family law Solicitor. So often an individual can, quite understandably, have…

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no-fault-divorce

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4th April 2022

The new no fault divorce – what you need to know

From April 6, there will be no need to allocate fault to one party in order to get a ‘quickie divorce’. The huge change will, according to many,…

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25th February 2022

Legal Minimum Age for Marriage and Civil Partnership Set to Rise to 18 in England

The introduction of the now obsolete Ages of Marriage Act 1929 raised the minimum age of marriage in the UK to 16, and it remains possible to marry…

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CGT-Divorce

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2nd February 2022

When is Capital Gains Tax Payable in Separation and Divorce?

Parties going through a divorce will need to consider any tax issues they may have as part of their financial settlement. Any tax payable should be taken into…

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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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