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Family Law Blog : February 2018

Comment on divorce & family law 

Bitcoins and PayPal - New Ways of Hiding Assets in Divorce

bitcoins hidden in divorce stacked in front of computer .

For divorce lawyers, encountering people trying to hide assets that form part of the matrimonial pot is nothing new. What is new is the in which parties may try and achieve this. In divorce proceedings the courts of England and Wales take a pretty robust approach and require that both parties provide a full and frank picture of their respective financial circumstances.

Guidelines for separated parents to avoid harm to their children

children separated parents.

A divorce or separation is often hardest on the children. Most separating parents are keen to make sure that their children are protected from harm. Unfortunately, not every parent realises the impact of their own actions on the well-being of their child. In this guest blog Soila Sindiyo of, Parenting Lives lists a few behaviour and actions which can cause harm. A useful read for any parent.

Has same-sex marriage made civil partnerships obsolete?

are civil partnerships now obsolete.

It’s been widely reported that the Government is to take a good look again at civil partnerships.

Earlier this month saw the second reading of the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill in the Commons, which seeks to see how the Government can extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples. What it also did was throw under the spotlight whether civil partnerships are needed at all now that same-sex couples can get married.

How to protect your mental health in divorce

Divorce and mental health.

The mental anguish caused by a relationship break-up and the problems that this can cause can so often be overlooked when there is so much else going on.

You might expect to be a little more under pressure than normal when going through a divorce. There is so much to think about, so much to sort out and yet daily life, with job, kids and a home, still has to go on. This may mean they are not looking after their own emotional well-being.

 

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