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Family Law Blog : December 2010

Comment on divorce & family law 

Divorce insurance safeguards against marriage crashes

Car insurance can be a pain. More often than not, when the renewal notice drops through the door, it’s gone up from last time.In years gone by, the car, your house and your house contents were all you really needed to worry about insuring. These days however, there are policies for everything - the dog, the sofa, your teeth, credit cards, your wedding. In that kind of company, divorce insurance doesn’t seem so strange maybe. ...

Wikipedia pins down virtual law ethos

It’s not often I am shocked but this week there was an exception. A colleague excitedly emailed to say I was on Wikipedia. Now, I have used Wikipedia plenty of times before. I find it a very useful reference tool for everything from who played Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, to explanations of complicated jargon. I also know that anyone can contribute to it. I had no idea I was on it though.I am not one...

Don’t let family arguments ruin Christmas

They saved the most revealing poll of the year until almost the end. What causes the biggest family arguments at Christmas? You could have arguments over what should top the list!But the survey says it is “who has control of the remote control.” Am pretty sure this is high on the list whatever the time of year – something for life, not just for Christmas.Mums stressing over the Christmas dinner came second, while tiffs over no...

Will a family champion really help?

In the build up to this year’s election, each party had something to say, to a greater or lesser extent, about family matters. For some it was at the heart of a number of manifesto points. For others, it was a footnote that had to be mentioned but was not high on their political agenda.Fast forward seven months and not a lot is any clearer. There had been talk about new benefits/tax breaks for married couples...

Family solicitors team grows with additional expert

I’m not sure if I had a specific size in mind for Woolley & Co when I set sail in her 14 years ago. I am an ambitious person but I had no plan to make it the biggest firm in the world. The best, maybe, but not the biggest!We welcomed our newest family law solicitor, Luci Larkin, this month. Including me, that means we now have a roster of 21 senior level lawyers specialising in family law. All...

 

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