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Financial Matters – Financial Remedies Court/Hearing Centres

By | February 6th, 2018|Categories: Financial Matters|

The Appointment of Specialist Judges dealing specifically with financial remedy work. Family Remedy Centres are to be piloted in three areas commencing Feb/March 2018. The idea behind this being that only Judges specialising in financial remedy cases will hear them to ensure continuity, consistency and maximum efficiency in terms of the application itself and case management [...]

Family News – Closing the Gap on Child Maintenance

By | December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Child law, Financial Matters|

The Department of Work and Pensions looks at stronger compliance for collection & enforcement of child maintenance of absent parents this week. Proposals include removal of Passports for those who are non-compliant! If you need to find out more please contact us on 01803 861084 or email

Common Law Marriage

By | December 6th, 2017|Categories: Financial Matters, Separation|

Did you know that ‘Common Law Marriage’ is a myth? There are quite literally millions of couples living together as a family unit who are not aware that our current laws fail to protect them as cohabitees. Cohabitation is a fast-growing area with couples making the decision to cohabit instead of marrying. There are no automatic [...]

Drug & Alcohol Testing

By | December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Child law, Divorce, Financial Matters|

This week the Ministry of Defence has provided guidance in relation to Children Cases where during the proceedings there has been drug and alcohol testing carried out. Police are investigating potential manipulation of results at two main companies used for providing expert evidence and Reports. This could affect whether a party makes an application to the [...]