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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...