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Travelling abroad with a child who has a different surname to you?

July 25, 2019 | Family Services

Here’s what you need to know if you are travelling abroad with a child that has a different surname to you. If you are travelling abroad with a child and your are not the child’s parent or have a different surname to that child then you may need to bring extra documents with you to(Read more)

Divorcing a Narcissist

January 04, 2019 | Family Services

Sally Challen was jailed for the murder of her husband in 2011 but could a new law recognising psychological manipulation as a form of domestic abuse be a defence in her appeal hearing next month? See this BBC news article for more information. Does your partner belittle you, or put you down, blame you for(Read more)

You Want a Divorce: Now What?

December 21, 2018 | Family Services

Your spouse has asked you for a divorce or you want a divorce what do you do next? For some, your spouse asking for a divorce can come as a complete shock and for others it has been agreed between you that the marriage is over. Whatever the reason, the first step is to seek(Read more)

Do I need to have permission to relocate with my child abroad?

December 07, 2018 | Family Services

  Do I need to have permission to relocate with my child abroad? Under English law nobody is allowed to take a child out of the jurisdiction of England and Wales without the permission of everyone with Parental Responsibility, because it would be child abduction. If the Court has ordered that a child shall live(Read more)

Is There Any Difference Between Marriage and Civil Partnership for Heterosexual Couples?

October 12, 2018 | Family Services

The UK government has announced that heterosexual couples are going to be allowed to enter into civil partnerships as an alternative to marriage. Therefore, addressing the imbalance between same-sex couples who can choose between marriage or civil partnership. What is a civil partnership? A civil partnership is a legally recognised relationship between two people and(Read more)

Supreme Court Confirms That Ex-Wives Cannot Expect a ‘Second Bite of the Cherry’ Years After Divorce

July 20, 2018 | Family Services

Divorcees seeking a “second bite of the cherry” have been dealt a blow by the Supreme Court who ruled this week in the case of Mills and Mills that a wife could not expect the Court to increase the periodical payments (also known as spousal maintenance) she was receiving from her ex-husband to cover her(Read more)

Holiday Checklist

July 12, 2018 | Family Services

With the holiday season fast approaching have you got your holiday checklist in order?     Passports packed     Bags packed    Sun cream packed  X       Permission to take children abroad? You are all set for your summer holiday, the last thing on your mind may be getting your ex-partner’s permission to(Read more)

Prenuptial Agreements

April 23, 2018 | Family Services

  In England and Wales Prenuptial Agreements are not strictly binding. However, the Court has said that they “should give effect to a nuptial agreement that is freely entered into by each party with the full appreciation of its implications unless in the circumstances it would not be fair to hold the parties to an(Read more)