A report from The Guardian has suggested that a legal loophole that allows 16- and 17-year-olds in England and Wales to marry with parental consent… Read More »Loophole allowing 16 – 17 year olds to marry in UK
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More often than not, the breakdown of a marriage or long-term relationship is a traumatic experience. Not only is there emotional distress, but there may… Read More »Legal advice: The right steps to take when a relationship ends
Any separation can be difficult, but one that involves children can be particularly challenging and emotional. The biggest decision that couples with children will need… Read More »Who decides where a child lives after their parents separate?
Following an influx in new childcare cases in the family courts, the President of the Family Law Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane has launched a public… Read More »Child cases starting in the family courts continue to rise
Sometimes when a relationship breaks down a partner may wish to relocate with the children to a place where they will have a strong support… Read More »Relocating Children Abroad Without Consent
It is very common for married couples to take on a joint mortgage on their home but if a marriage ends in divorce it isn’t… Read More »What Happens To Joint Mortgages During And After Divorce
Unpaid child maintenance backlog in the UK is at £3.8bn. At present, if a parent owes maintenance, payment can only be taken from a bank… Read More »New laws allow unpaid child maintenance to be taken from joint accounts
The general rule in civil proceedings is that the ‘loser’ should pay the ‘winner’s’ costs however in family proceedings, this rule does not usually apply,… Read More »Unreasonable conduct can cost you in children proceedings!
Deciding which school your child will attend can be one of the trickier aspects of post-separation parenting. Whatever problems existed at the time of the… Read More »School’s out for the summer: have you agreed where your child will attend school post separation?
A new report from single parent Charity Gingerbread claims that single parents are losing out on vital support for their children. The charity highlights in… Read More »Charity Says Loopholes Are Depriving Single Parents of Child Support