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Category: Family Law

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About Our Family Blog

Our Family Blog is updated regularly to provide practical advice, legal updates and news relating to different aspects of Family Law.

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If there is any particular aspect of Family law that you would like to read about please let us know! Whether you want information on Divorce, Child Custody or anything else, our Family Lawyer in Woking would be happy to hear from you.

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The importance of updating or creating your will when going through a divorce

Posted on 18th November 2018 by Sarah Chikhaoui

If you are separating or going through the process of divorce it is important that you arrange your affairs to reflect your changing circumstances. This would include updating your will.

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The myth of the quickie divorce: How long does divorce really take?

Posted on 27th November 2016 by June Reid

You often read in the press that some celebrity has been granted a “quickie divorce”.

This is a myth.

There is no such thing as a “quickie divorce” granted in seconds.

In order to obtain a divorce in England, there is a set procedure to follow:

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Failure to Pay Child Maintenance Set to Affect the Credit Rating of Non-payers

Posted on 21st January 2015 by June Reid

From March 2015 (subject to Parliamentary approval), the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) and Child Support Agency (CSA) will begin sharing certain information about the payment records of their clients with credit reference agencies.

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Can I do my own Divorce?

Posted on 19th February 2016 by June Reid

Online and DIY divorces can work for some. If the divorce is amicable, you have no children and there are no financial assets to split, doing your own divorce may seem like a quick, easy and cheap solution. However, be aware and be careful as it is never that simple.

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Sharland & Gohil: Supreme Court Confirms No Tolerance for Non-Disclosure

Posted on 16th October 2015 by June Reid

On Wednesday (14th October 2015), the Supreme Court handed down the much awaited judgments in the cases of Sharland v Sharland and Gohil v Gohil. The wives in both cases were granted the right to challenge their divorce settlements after the Supreme Court unanimously found that their husbands misled the courts in the original hearings.

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Ten Minute Motion on No Fault Divorce in House of Commons

Posted on 1st October 2015 by June Reid

On 13th October a Ten Minute Motion on the case for introducing no fault divorce will be debated in the House of Commons. The Motion has been brought by Conservative MP Richard Bacon.

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How to Challenge or Amend a Divorce Petition

Posted on 29th September 2015 by June Reid

“I’ve been served with a Divorce petition and I don’t agree with what it says – what can I do?”

We frequently see clients who disagree with the divorce petition they have received and want to defend the petition. However, this may not always be the best option.

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Resolution Calls for Family Law Reform – A Call for Sweeping Changes to Laws on Divorce & Separation

Posted on 10th March 2015 by June Reid

On 23rd February 2015, Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes, launched its manifesto calling for sweeping changes to the law relating to divorce and separation. The launch of the manifesto is the beginning of a number of initiatives by Resolution calling for a better system of family law.

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After Divorce – Sorting Your Finances

Posted on 16th January 2015 by June Reid

Sorting Out What Happens With Money After Divorce –

Why You Absolutely Must Have a Court Order Dealing With Finances

It is often thought by divorcing couples that once they have obtained their Decree Absolute, and become divorced, that that is the end of the matter.

They may think “we have sold the house, divided the proceeds and that is the end of it”.

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