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But what about the dog?

Gail Strange
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I have had dogs all my adult life, they are a constant and loveable addition to any family, but when I am out walking nowadays I see more and more dogs, particularly since we went into lockdown and thousands of families decided to expand their family with a...

To blame or not to blame - FAQ's on the new no fault divorce

Stephanie Bellchambers
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To blame or not to blame – frequently asked questions on the new no fault divorce I appeared on ExpressFM radio this week to talk about the new no fault divorce which is coming in tomorrow – 6 th April 2022. It’s the biggest shake up in...

No fault divorce update

Gail Strange
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Earlier in the week I was worried that, with the new #nofaultdivorce becoming law on 6 April 2022 and the lack of information being given to practitioners  about the forms and the online divorce platform, we would struggle to be ready despite all the...

"No Fault" Divorce - is it ready?

Gail Strange
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No fault divorce was introduced by the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020. Its introduction has been keenly awaited and after several delays it will finally come into force on 6 April 2022. As with all family lawyers, the family team at Biscoes...

Should I wait for the new no-fault divorce?

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No-fault divorce removes the need to blame a party or wait two years. The no-fault divorce option will be available from April 2022. Although it feels as though we have been waiting for this change for many years, the question we are often asked is,...

How a good family lawyer can give you a good divorce

Gail Strange
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In a divorce there are no winners or losers, but there is such a thing as a GOOD DIVORCE and you can make this happen with the right approach and the right lawyer helping you. Family law can be complicated and whatever your situation it would be sensible...

Is it possible to have a 'good divorce'?

Stephanie Bellchambers
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Is it possible to have a ‘good divorce’? New free parenting guide offered to separating families in Portsmouth, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Stephanie Bellchambers from Biscoes Solicitors is offering the guide for free to local families...

My relationship is ending, should I be talking to a Solicitor?

Katharine Hetzel
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When you think your relationship may be ending, is there anything to be gained by contacting Solicitors? The simple and quick answer to this will most often be yes. I am a true believer in prevention being better than cure and generally it is more cost...

Moving in together during or post lockdown

Stephanie Bellchambers
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There continues to be an ongoing myth that “common law marriage” exists and if you have cohabited with your partner for an extended period of time, then you automatically have the same rights as a married couple (or a couple in a civil...

NO FAULT DIVORCE DELAYED

Franca Webb
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For many years now Resolution (a group of lawyers dedicated to a constructive approach to family breakdown) and others have been campaigning for a ‘No Fault’ Divorce.  For too many years there has been a blame culture which has been used to...

Family Mediation & The New Voucher Scheme

Katharine Hetzel
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Family mediation is a process in which an independent, professionally trained mediator helps parties work out arrangements for children and finances following separation. Mediation can also be helpful when previous child arrangements need to change,...

Why women are dead scared of men

Franca Webb
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As soon as the news of the disappearance of Sarah Everard came on the TV my heart sank as I am sure did most women’s.  It was perhaps just a matter of time before we would hear that this missing woman became one of the three women a week killed by...