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Divorce v Judicial Separation v Void Marriage

Most people will be familiar with the concept of divorce, even if they are unfamiliar with the nuts and bolts of the process itself. However, there are other mechanisms by which a marriage may be brought to a formal end,…

What to do when you decide to separate

What to do when you decide to separate - whether you are considering a legal separation or you have separated from your partner but are not ready to get divorced yet, we can explain the different methods of dispute resolution…

Making Child Arrangements: What Are the Steps?

When a couple separate, it is never straightforward and matters can quickly become contentious, even if you are both trying to keep things as amicable as possible. However, it is important that when making child arrangements, they are sorted as…

Child Arrangements & Going to Court: What to Expect

We are only too aware that, even when everyone is trying to resolve child arrangements amicably, sometimes an application to the Court needs to be made for a Child Arrangements Order. We understand that making a Court application in itself…

How to have a good divorce

This week is Good Divorce Week – an event put together by Resolution to highlight the ways in which is it may be possible to prevent a divorce turning acrimonious. Although perhaps seen by some as a trite cliché in…

Most Common Child Custody Outcomes

Following divorce or separation, it is natural for parents’ first thoughts to be directed towards future arrangements for their children. Many separating families will be uncertain as to what options are available to them and how they can be implemented.…

How to create a Parenting Plan

Divorce and separation are painful for everyone involved – particularly children, who need support, love and good relationships with both parents. Settling a dispute about the arrangements for your children can be hard to do – it is inevitably a…

What if my ex uses Covid-19 to delay divorce matters?

The Covid-19 pandemic has a wide-ranging impact on so many aspects of our daily lives and the family justice system has not been immune to being impacted. The Court has sought to make appropriate changes to its policies and processes…

Court Hearings and Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

As a consequence of the current epidemic and the paring back of essential services, a number of hearings in the Court’s diary have been adjourned – essentially, deferred to a later date when resources allow them to be considered. If…

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