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Divorce Crisis Following Supreme Court Ruling?

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An unhappily married women in her 60s who today lost a Supreme Court appeal to be granted a divorce, shows an outdated system in need of change, say family law experts. Mrs Owens, 68, wanted the court to grant her a divorce from her husband of 40 years....

Whose Debt is it Anyway?

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The average household in the UK now has debts of around £58,000 according to The Money Charity. Trying to keep on top of this can be a major source of stress and according to the relationship counselling service, Relate, debt is cited as the...

Family Law Experts Call For An End to Divorce Blame

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One of the region’s leading divorce specialists has called for the law to be overhauled to stop couples needlessly blaming the other for relationship breakdown. Family Law Group commented that the current laws in place means that all divorces need to...

Why Would Anyone Want a Postnuptial Agreement?

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The discovery of an affair, concern about an expected inheritance being squandered or pressure from family or associates to protect your business interests are all possible reasons you might consider making a postnuptial agreement. Like a prenuptial...

Law Firm Step In To Aid Charity After Thieves Steal Equipment

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A Nottingham law firm has given a helping hand after thieves stole equipment from a voluntary group helping the region’s deaf. Nottinghamshire Deaf Society suffered two break-ins at its headquarters in Nottingham city centre on Thursday, March 8 and...

Agree Christmas Arrangements For Children Now

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Christmas is a magical time of the year for children. There is the anticipation of the presents they may receive, the relief of having a few weeks off school and the excitement of seeing friends and family. The hopes of what Christmas may bring...

Do I Qualify For Legal Aid For Mediation?

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One of the most frequently asked questions of our mediation team is from clients enquiring whether they qualify for Legal Aid for their MIAMS or mediation meetings. This article aims to clarify the situation in light of changes to the law that stipulate...

Has Your Former Partner Abducted Your Child?

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When couples separate, most of the arrangements regarding children can usually be resolved between the parents amicably. However, in rare cases, the relationship between the parents may have broken down to such an extent that one parent feels compelled...

Can I Ask My Ex Partner For More Money

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If you are receiving spousal maintenance from your former husband, wife or civil partner you may be able to ask for an increase in payments if your circumstances have changed and your former spouse or partner can afford it. Amanda Brown, family law expert at...

Life Coaching Support For Clients

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Sarah Lockson, from our Nottingham office can now provide Life Coaching for anyone going through a separation or divorce and who is struggling to get their life back on track. Sometimes the fear of making changes or having to start again can...

Do I Qualify For Legal Aid For Mediation Meetings?

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One of the most frequently asked questions of our mediation team is from clients enquiring whether they qualify for Legal Aid for their MIAMS or mediation meetings. This article aims to clarify the situation in light of recent changes to the law that...

New Year, Divorce on the Horizon?

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The Christmas and New Year period can be a difficult time for many people; it is an opportunity for family and friends to get together, but it can add to the pressures when a marriage is in trouble. For most family lawyers, January is one of the busiest...

Cohabitation Agreements...Your Place or Mine?

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When love is in the air and your thoughts turn to moving in together, the last thing on your minds will be the practicalities of splitting-up. When married couples divorce there are specific laws that give rights and obligations towards each other, and...

The Benefits of Mediation in a Divorce

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When you have taken the difficult step of deciding to separate or divorce, working out your future arrangements for your children, property, maintenance payments and shared business interests can lead to a great deal of anguish. If you have not come to an...

Grandparents Turning to Law For Access to Grandchildren

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Exasperated grandparents are turning to the legal system so they can see their grandchildren claims one of the region’s leading experts in family law.

Children To Have More Say In Their Futures

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Children are being reintroduced to parents they’ve lost contact with following a marriage break up with the help of leading family law experts. Nottingham Family Law Group are now providing direct consultation services with children in a mediation...

Important Legally Aided Mediation Changes

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Changes are being made to family mediation funding which are expected to come into effect on 3rd November 2014. These changes mean that the legal aid budget will fund a MIAMS meeting and first mediation session for both parties, if one of the parties is...