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Is Covid-19 a Barder Event?

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When separating couples reach agreement as to how to deal with their finances in divorce or dissolution proceedings, the best way for this to be recorded is for it to be set out in a consent order that is approved by the court. If there are ongoing court proceedings to resolve financial claims, the court will make a final financial order within those proceedings. The order made by the court is final and binding upon Decree Absolute and there are limited circumstances where final financial orders can be “reopened”.

Remote Hearings in the Family Court

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It is somewhat of an understatement to say that Covid-19 and the lockdown imposed by the Government on 24 th March 2020 has impacted all aspects of our lives over the last few months. Separated parents and their families have been one of the groups most...

Can I vary my spousal maintenance order as a result of COVID 19?

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Whether or not you are employed or self‑employed, if you are suffering from the impact of a salary decrease, you have been furloughed, made redundant or a contract ended, you will no doubt have concerns as to your obligations under the terms of a...

Advice for Separated Parents During Lockdown

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We find ourselves in unprecedented times and the current public health crisis raises worries and concerns, not least from separated parents wondering how to manage the arrangements for their children at this time. The Government have clarified...

A No Blame Divorce

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Today the Government have announced there will be new legislation in divorce law. This new law will update the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 in due course. It will mean that, in the future when the legislation comes into force, divorcing couples will no longer have to ‘blame’ each other for the breakdown of their marriage. It is hoped the new law will help reduce family conflict.

We have separated, who will the children spend Christmas day with?

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Separating/ divorcing parents can find that it is difficult to reach an agreement as to who their children spend time with at Christmas. Difficult conversations can be a source of stress over the Christmas period, resulting in family disputes. In order...

Bitcoin in family cases. An asset to form part of the pot?

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The “bitcoin” currency came into existence in 2008. With digital currency beginning to acquire legitimacy of traditional assets (as bitcoin are now worth substantially more than their nominal value in 2008) these assets must not be overlooked....

If I have a Non-Molestation Order, can I provide a copy of my statement to the police or third parties?

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Often an overlap between family and criminal law can occur for victims or those accused of domestic abuse, harassment or threats. It is not unusual for victims of domestic abuse to require the advice of family law solicitors as well as criminal solicitors,...