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“No-fault” legislation to reform divorce law in England and Wales

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Separating from your spouse creates a whirlwind of emotions.  There are 101 things to think about and understandably, the kids, the house and the money usually take priority.  But there are two very significant things to consider which often fall …Continue reading

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What are the consequences of family break-up on the mental health of children? It is reported in The Guardian that parental separation is more likely to harm the mental health of children aged seven to 14 than younger children. The …Continue reading

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In 1993, Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Tuttle were just like any newly married couple. Who knew that some 25 years later, Jeff would be Amazon’s CEO, making the pair the world’s richest couple? It is impossible to predict the future. …Continue reading

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The different approaches adopted by judges north and south of the border to the thorny issue of how much maintenance a spouse (usually but not exclusively the wife) should be paid post divorce has been discussed previously in my colleagues’ …Continue reading

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The world’s richest couple, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie, are to divorce in the United States after a 25 year marriage. Unusually for such a high profile pair, it appears that this is an amicable split. Their joint …Continue reading

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It’s January and for lots of people that means a fresh start. Getting divorced in January is a common misconception and there are lots of other myths when it comes to divorce. So what are the top 5 divorce myths …Continue reading

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Provision has been made in this year’s Scottish Budget to increase Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) from 3% to 4% from 25 January 2019. What is ADS and how could it affect separating spouses and separating partners who are hoping to …Continue reading

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When parents separate there is usually an obligation owed by one parent to pay child support to the other parent who is the “main carer” for the child or children of their relationship. The Child Maintenance Service (CMS) is frequently …Continue reading

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The Scottish Government recently released their official statistics for domestic abuse reported by the police in Scotland in 2017/18. These statistics show some interesting facts: The levels of domestic abuse recorded by the police in Scotland have remained relatively stable …Continue reading

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Kim Kardashian, Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman, Tom Ford are to name but a few of the celebrities who have used a surrogate to have a child. Surrogacy is becoming increasingly common in the UK. It is not …Continue reading

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