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Parental Responsibility & relocating children following divorce

In the latest edition of STEP Journal Plus, Tanya Roberts and Christina Pippas discuss what Parental Responsibly means in the U.K., the circumstances when Sole Custody is granted, the myths surrounding Sole Custody and the obstacles often faced with relocating once …

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No Fault Divorce

The current law Under the current law, couples wanting to separate in the UK must rely on one or more ‘facts’ to prove that their relationship has irretrievably broken down. These facts are: Unreasonable behaviour Adultery (not available for civil …

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“I’m taking the dog” – Pets and divorce in the UK

Currently, under family law, the UK treats your pets as personal property. This means that they are treated as chattels to be divided between the two parties, the same as your cars, handbags and kitchen utensils. But how do you …

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Mediating contact arrangements – Is it for you?

Not only is mediation cost effective for families, but it also reduces the damaging impact that lengthy court proceedings can have on both children and their parents and has consistently been encouraged by the courts. So what is mediation? Parents …

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THE IMPACT ON PHILANTHROPY AND CHARITIES WHEN ULTRA-WEALTHY DIVORCE

How a philanthropic programme can be bisected such that each party can pursue their own independent path depends significantly on the form of that programme; at its most complex, it involves a close investigation of UK charity and trust law …

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Growth journey’s end – When billionaires divorce

News of Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce only surfaced once a deal had been done and every “i” had been dotted and “t” crossed in their no doubt mammoth and confidential settlement agreement. So the world never got to witness …

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Ministry of Justice releases its Quarterly Family Court Statistics

“As predicted, Lockdown has led to an increase (5%) in the number of divorce cases started in the last quarter of 2020. This is not, though,  quite the catastrophic rise predicted by some, with many couples probably holding off from …

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Shake up of CGT?

The Covid pandemic has dealt a serious blow to the state of the nation’s finances. Predicting what the pandemic holds in store has proven a real problem for commentators and the Government alike, but it seems certain that eventually the …

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Kim vs Kanye: Will the terms of their prenup be upheld if they divorce?

If the rumours are true Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have now “completely stopped marriage counselling” and their nearly seven-year marriage is sadly heading to the divorce courts. While some may feel that two lucky Californian attorneys are about to …

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Coronavirus: can I vary my maintenance payments?

1.  Consider the whole family’s financial circumstances This first step of course depends on the extent to which you know the full picture, however the idea is to ask yourself how serious the current financial position is.  What are the …

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