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The changes to family law: what you need to know

We are facing possibly the biggest changes ever to affect family law. These changes not only impact upon the procedures for lawyers but more importantly, they impact upon the families. It is therefore important that you know how it may affect you. In a...

Children And Families Bill And How It Affects Grandparents

On 25 th February 2013, Members of Parliament passed the new Children and Families Bill. This Bill extends existing rights under both employment and family law. The Bill spreads over 185 pages and covers a wide spectrum of family-related issues including...

Is It Important To Apply To Court For An Order Setting Out An Agreement You Have Reached With Your Husband Or Wife When You Divorce?

In the last month I have been in court four times dealing with disputes which have arisen after a husband and wife reached a financial agreement when they separated, but failed to get the agreement made into a court order at the time.  One of them has...

Child Maintenance In A Nutshell

Every parent with the primary care of a child is entitled to child maintenance from the non-resident parent. Child maintenance issues are now primarily dealt with by the Child Support Agency (CSA). The Court will not make orders relating to financial...