Taking control of your families future after divorce

It is widely accepted that, in many ways, breaking up from a partner is a form of bereavement. You are likely to be highly stressed, not sleeping well and unable to concentrate. You may be feeling overwhelmed by the legal process that lies ahead, desperate to ensure the welfare of your children and concerned about […]

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Resolution launches 'Family Matters' scheme

Liz Edwards, the Chair of Resolution, has launched a new scheme called ‘Family Matters’ at a recent conference of family law practitioners. The pilot scheme, which will initially operate in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Crewe and Oxford, has been created to provide guidance and advice for parents who are separating but who do not qualify for […]

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What happens to the family home after divorce?

The family home is, for most families, not only a very special place but also their major asset. If you’re facing the prospect of divorce, you may already be very conscious of the fact that your house will be central to a divorce settlement; what happens to the house and where you will both go […]

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8 Tips for Supporting Your Child Through Divorce

The effect of separation and divorce on your children will partly depend on how emotionally robust they were before it happened but there is a lot you can do to minimise the impact. This is not a separated parent manual and there cannot be a prescription for getting things right: flexibility and sensitivity to the […]

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Children and Families Bill set out in the Queen's Speech

The new Children and Families Bill was announced last week in the Queen’s Speech at the state opening of parliament. Measures included in the bill plan to allow parents to share parental leave, make inter-racial adoption easier and, crucially, to improve fathers’ access to their children after divorce. A number of recommendations included in the […]

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The Family Justice Review

Ken Clarke, Secretary of State for Justice, has commented on the Family Justice Review. Carried out by David Norgrove, the Family Justice review unveils a host of proposed new legislation and measures designed to try to minimise the rise in bitter and acrimonious divorce cases. Central to the plans put forward by the Family Justice […]

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