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Change In Domestic Violence Evidence Legislation

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A recent government decision to scrap the time limit for submitting Legal Aid applications is very welcome news for all family law experts. The current five-year time limit will be removed completely according to the Ministry of Justice after...

I Am Not Married To My Partner - What Are My Rights?

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Over the past 20 years cohabiting couples have become the fastest growing family type in the UK, with some 3.3 million couples now choosing to live together without getting married. Many people in this situation mistakenly believe that if they split up or...

The Bridget Lindley OBE Memorial Lecture 2017

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A fascinating insight into the thinking of one of our country’s most eminent and erudite judges. He raises several questions which go far beyond the connection between child protection and adoption. ...

How Can I Stop My Former Partner From Harassing Me?

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Unacceptable behaviour from a former partner, such as threats of violence, stalking or harassment, does not have to be tolerated. Simon Leach, family law solicitor at Family Law Group in Nottingham explains how you could obtain a court order called an...

Need Extra Financial Support For Your Child?

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One of the biggest concerns for any parent who has separated or divorced will be household finances, particularly when there are children to provide for. If you are concerned that the financial arrangements you have made with your former spouse or partner...

Law Firm Links up with Anti-Domestic Violence Charity

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Refuge, the leading voice for campaigning against domestic violence, has been named Family Law Group’s Charity of the Year. The growing law firm will fundraise for the charity over the course of the year, with the aim of raising as much money as...

Competition Stifles Encouragement

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Competition can stifle encouragement and limits thinking, according to Nancy Kline in her book, "Time To Think." The essence of our mediation practice is about working in collaboration to help our clients find the best solutions for their family....

An Unusual Rise in Pre-Nuptial Agreements

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Parents with financial stakes in the purchase of homes for newly married children are behind a rise in pre-nuptial agreements, claims a leading family law expert. Simon Leach, of Family Law Group said the agreements, which protect assets that couples have...

Transfer of Public Law Proceedings to Other Jurisdictions

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Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 commonly referred to as Brussels II Revised or ‘BIIR’. BIIR has been used to transfer Public Law Proceedings concerning children to other jurisdictions within the European Union. The general rule under...

Dealing With Debt on Separation or Divorce

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One of the many issues to be resolved upon divorce or separation is what happens to the assets of the marriage, such as who retains the house or whether it should be sold. On the other hand, you also need to decide what happens with any debts of the...

Summer Holiday's Final Straw For Many Marriages

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American research into divorce trends has found that divorce is seasonal with immediate spikes in marriage breakdowns after the summer and winter holidays, which is in line with British relationship break ups, claims a leading family law expert. The US...

Business as Usual Following Brexit Uncertainty

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The legal structure of Britain will not be altered for some “considerable time” following the decision to leave the European Union, says a leading Family Law expert. Simon Leach of Family Law Group said now that the dust is beginning to settle...

Top 10 Tips for your Prenuptial Agreement

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The excitement over planning a wedding can take over the whole family, but prudent brides, grooms and their families should not overlook the financial implications of their future nuptials. Making a prenuptial agreement before you get married can take away...

Ministry of Justice Increases the Cost of Getting Divorced

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The fee for lodging a divorce petition is rising from £410 to £550, as the Ministry of Justice raises its fees to pay for the overall cost of administering justice. The MoJ anticipates that the increase in a wide range of court fees will...

Christmas Break Will See Couples Heading For New Lives

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A disappointing Christmas will see many couples in the region seeking a new start in 2016, claims a leading family law expert. Simon Leach, of Family Law Group, based in Nottingham said that marital difficulties come into focus more over the holidays...

Short Changed Wives Court Victory Could Open Court Floodgates

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Two women’s victories against ex-husbands who deceived them about their wealth in divorce proceedings could mean many thousands of people returning to court, say Family Law experts.

It's Time for Divorce Without Blame

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Nottingham Family Law Group has said removing blame from divorce will make it easier for people to manage their separation with as little conflict and stress as possible, and reduce the likelihood that they will end up in court.

Festive Frostiness is the Final Straw For Thousands of Couples

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A row filled festive break will see many couples in the region heading to solicitors to seek divorces as soon as 2015 starts. Simon Leach, of Family Law Group says that the Christmas period is often the final straw in difficult partnerships. “The...

Acrimonious Divorces Need Preventative Action

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Destructive court fights are wrecking lives and separating couples have to find a way to part amicably for the good of their welfare, claims a regional family law expert. Simon Leach, of Family Law Group speaking at the start of Family Dispute resolution...

Court Battle Questions Discrimination on Mothers Whose Careers Have Stalled

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Simon Leach, Director of Family Law Group comments that a Court of Appeal battle brought by the former wife of a millionaire accountant, could lead to more women battling over the money of their ex-husbands. He said that the case of Julia Hammans, who is...

Paul McCartney Judge Ruling is a Warning for Divorce Dating

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The ruling of a top Judge has sent a ‘dire warning’ to divorcing woman dating before the financial settlement with their ex has been finalised warns one of the region’s top family lawyers. Simon Leach, of Family Law Group said the ruling...

Disastrous holidays final straw for many marriages claim divorce experts

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Divorce lawyers in Nottingham are preparing themselves for one of the busiest times of the year following miserable summer holidays for many couples. Over 40 per cent of marriages end in divorce with September, following the summer holidays, and January...