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Family Law Blog : April 2013

Comment on divorce & family law 

Getting your ex’s agreement to take your child abroad to live

Moving abroad is a huge step for anyone. I should know. I am now based in Egypt! There is just so much to sort out, and that is on top of the fear of the unknown and doubts about whether it is going to work out or you may end up coming home with your tail between your legs. And then there are the children. It is a huge wrench and adjustment if you have children and want to move...

All change in how divorce is funded

Well, it’s finally happened. Changes in the way Legal Aid funds family law cases came into effect at the start of April. Seems like we have been talking about them for ages and finally it is all change.In actual fact, there have been two significant developments stemming from the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (“LASPO”) which came into force at the beginning of April. The most radical change is...

Resolving divorce the amicable way

Resolution. The clue is in the name. This organisation for family lawyers sees members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to resolving family problems – notably divorce.Aggressive and combative negotiations between estranged couples are not constructive for anyone, particularly if children are concerned. They mean it all takes longer to sort out the issues and costs more money. Resolution is dedicated to the exact opposite and now has 6,500 family lawyers signed up in the UK. ...

Managed divorce - what does that really mean?

The call by the Coop to stop the clock is to be applauded, the idea of fixed fees, or fixed prices for divorce is something we’ve been committed to for some time. But when I read about providers who are offering DIY and managed divorce services for a fixed price I can’t help but wondering, what do they really mean by this and will the average divorcing couple really understand what they are buying if they...

Money troubles causing more divorces

Sex, money and lifestyle changes are the three most common core reasons for couples wanting to divorce at the moment. How do I know this with such certainty? Well, we conducted a survey among our own ranks, asking all 21 of our family law specialists to look back through their most recent 10 cases and note down the root cause of the split, and these were the top three.However, the headline figures conceal a stark trend as it is money worries...

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