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Family Law Blog

Comment on divorce & family law 

Child maintenance powers reach another level

By Andrew Robotham, on Friday December 19, 2014 at 2:04pm

Child maintenance powers reach another level.

New enforcement measures in relation to child maintenance are being proposed by the Department for Work and Pensions, and they could bring far reaching affects for parents.

International divorce rights: can I divorce in the UK?

By Susan Harwood, on Wednesday December 17, 2014 at 11:52am

International divorce advice.

The British courts have become known for international divorce. But getting married in England may not be enough to entitle you to get divorced here if you live abroad now.  I speak to many British nationals living abroad who want to take advantage of the English legal system because their marriage has broken down and they are looking to divorce. This seems to be even more common since the tabloids started naming London as the divorce capital of the...

Would a no fault divorce make break-ups easier?

By Andrew Woolley, on Wednesday December 10, 2014 at 2:00pm

Would a no fault divorce make break-ups easier?.

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby has caused a few waves by saying that radical reform of the family justice system is needed to counteract the negative impact of Legal Aid cuts. He has even gone so far as to suggest that maybe divorce itself should be separated from the judicial system and that the time is right to implement a no-fault split.

Spousal maintenance explained

By Judith Buckland, on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at 2:00pm

Divorce - spousal maintenance.

Spousal maintenance is often a complicated subject. With advice from your family lawyer the starting point should always be to carefully consider what your reasonable income needs are.

Family arbitration - the modern way to resolve divorce disputes

By Karen Agnew-Griffith, on Thursday November 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

Arbitration in divorce.

With the current focus on ways to keep family law cases out of court maybe we should all be taking a closer look at arbitration and as family lawyers making sure our clients understand this alternative.

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