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Family Law Blog : March 2018

Comment on divorce & family law 

Is it possible to divorce someone more than once?

marriage certificate and scissors for article can you divorce the same person more than once.

How many times can you be divorced from the same person? As many times as you marry them is the honest answer. Just ask Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.

But if you only marry a person once, you can only be divorced once? True or false?

Arbitration in family law – a private judge to settle disputes about your children

children sat with parents by the river for the artcile Arbitration in family law – a private judge to settle disputes about your.

I keep hearing that our court system is broken or on the verge of collapse. I have to say I am inclined to agree.

Last year I went to court with a client about the arrangements for his children.  One of the issues was a holiday abroad in the school holidays.  He wanted to take the children and the mother was saying No.

Technological change long overdue in family law cases

pile of court bundles for the article technological change long overdue in family law cases.

As a family law solicitor, it never ceases to amaze me how wasteful the court system is, in more ways than one. Anyone who has attended a hearing at court as part of their family proceedings, will have an idea of just how much paper is generated for those few hours at court. In reality, you have probably seen only a fraction of the paperwork actually generated and it may shock you to learn that following the hearing, the majority of the paper will simply be destroyed by the court. For any subsequent hearings, the paperwork has to be produced all over again.

BBC Archers Storyline highlights the rights of unmarried fathers

Archers logo over fields for the article BBC Archers Storyline and Unmarried Fathers Rights.


Archers fans may be reeling with the death of Nic Grundy, but there’s another issue that’s been exercising the minds of family lawyers in recent weeks. How are Pip Archer and Toby Fairbrother going to manage as parents? And how much of their legal responsibility they have yet come to terms with?

 

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