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Category Archives: Family & Relationships

Kirsty Morbey – Partner in our Family Law department – Collaborative Law Q&A

  What is Collaborative Law? Collaborative Law is way of resolving family matters without going to court. It provides individuals, who are currently experiencing a legal family issue, a chance to resolve their concerns without having to involve the often expensive process of going to court. In comparison to Mediation there are a few added... Read the rest of this entry →

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Brigid O’Malley – Solicitor in our Family team – summarises how the Government’s latest coronavirus advice impacts the arrangements for children of separated parents

  On Monday 23rd March 2020 the Government announced further strict measures in the battle against coronavirus.  We are in unprecedented times and the measures being implemented are having far and wide-reaching implications on all of us. If you are a parent you might be worried about what these measures will have on the arrangements... Read the rest of this entry →

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Brigid O’Malley – Family Solicitor – Divorce Q&A

When you have separated from your spouse and may be contemplating Divorce proceedings, there are several questions that might arise. We hope to answer some of them in this Question and Answer blog. What do I need to issue Divorce proceedings? You must have the original, or a certified copy, of your Marriage Certificate. If... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kirsty Morbey – Partner in our Family Law department – provides an update re. “No Fault” Divorce

On 9th April 2019, the Government announced that after years of campaigning and lobbying, that there was finally going to be reform of the divorce laws. The ground-breaking change announced, was that the Government intended to do away with the old style of divorce where you had to give a reason in support of the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Brigid O’Malley – Family Solicitor – Pre-Nuptial Agreements Q&A

What is a Pre-nuptial agreement? A Pre-nuptial agreement is an agreement entered into by two people planning to get married or enter into a civil partnership to set out how their assets may be divided or retained should their marriage come to an end. Are Pre-nuptial agreements legally binding? Many people are surprised when they... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Tyrer – Solicitor in our Family and Private Client teams – discusses the effect of Divorce and Separation upon your Will

If you are going through a marriage or relationship breakdown, understandably making a new Will is unlikely to be high on your priority list. However, if you have one, your existing Will may no longer be appropriate in the new circumstances and it is worth reviewing it sooner rather than later. Separation Separation can take... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Tyrer – Solicitor in our Family and Private Client teams – demystifies the complex issues around child maintenance

Child maintenance can make a real difference to your children’s lives. It can help pay for everyday items like clothing, food and other essentials. Child maintenance can also help to ensure that both parents retain an active financial role in their children’s upbringing. Parents are legally required to financially provide for their children even if... Read the rest of this entry →

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Brigid O’Malley, Solicitor in our Family team, discusses how the divorce blame game is finally coming to an end

It was announced on Tuesday that the Government are officially bringing an end to the need to blame your spouse if you wish to get Divorced. This is something family practitioners have been campaigning for, for quite some time and its fantastic news for separating couples that plans with regard to this are finally being... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Tyrer, Family and Private Client Paralegal at Davis Blank Furniss

Charlotte Tyrer – Trainee Solicitor in our Family department – discusses Islamic Marriages and Divorce

There have been a number of news articles in recent months with regard to marriages, celebrated in accordance with the Islamic faith, and what remedies are available to couples who have celebrated an Islamic marriage without an earlier or subsequent legal registration. As many will know, Nikah is a religious ceremony which is recognised as... Read the rest of this entry →

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Brigid O'Malley, Family Law Solicitor at Davis Blank Furniss

Brigid O’Malley – Solicitor in our Family department – discusses non-disclosure in financial remedy proceedings

If you or your spouse have made an application for a Financial Order through the family Courts you are both under a duty to the Court to provide full and frank financial disclosure throughout the proceedings. The obligation to provide full and frank disclosure is ongoing and does not stop after you have completed and... Read the rest of this entry →

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