Category: Family Law

What is a Mesher Order?

What is a Mesher Order?

There are many ways the family home can be dealt with as part of divorce proceedings. One such outcome is a Mesher Order, or an order for deferred sale. A Mesher Order is a...

What are the Grounds for Divorce?

What are the Grounds for Divorce?

To apply for divorce, you will have to show there has been an irretrievable break down in your marriage. This is the only ground for divorce under current law in England and Wales and...

Guide to the UK Divorce Process

Guide to the UK Divorce Process

On paper the divorce process may appear straightforward, but the reality is often somewhat different. Divorce can be expensive and emotionally draining given what’s at stake; if children are involved, high value assets, and...

How Long Does a Divorce Take?

How Long Does a Divorce Take?

There can be many contributing factors which can impact how long your divorce will take; if there are children involved, if your spouse is contesting the divorce and what is at stake financially. Some...

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What is Ancillary Relief?

Getting a divorce or dissolving a civil partnership can be an extremely difficult time for all parties involved, not least sorting out the financial aspects of your separation. Any financial arrangements will need to...

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Applying for an Occupation Order

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you may be able to apply to the court for an injunction restricting or preventing access to your family home for the person who abused you....

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How to Adopt a Baby

If you are considering adoption in the UK, this guide provides an overview of how to adopt a baby, including the eligibility requirements you will need to meet and the process to follow. What...

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What is a Parental Responsibility Order?

Understanding what parental responsibility means and how to obtain a Parental Responsibility Order can be the first step in ensuring you have a say in important decisions about your child’s upbringing. What is parental...

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What are Parental Rights?

Disputes can arise when separated parents disagree on what is best for their child, which is why it’s important to understand your rights as a parent. Having parental rights over a child enables you...

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16 Year Old Rights Against Parents

Your parents or carers are responsible for making sure you are safe and well usually until you reach the age of 18. This is because the law states that until you reach this age,...

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What are Parental Rights for Fathers?

Parental rights for fathers are determined largely by whether the individual has ‘parental responsibility’. Parental responsibility is not always an automatic right for fathers, and without it, a father’s legal rights in relation a...

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How Much is Child Maintenance?

The framework for assessing, collecting and enforcing child maintenance payments is set out in the Child Support Act 1991. Under the Act, both separated parents of a qualifying child are responsible for the financial...

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What is Child Maintenance?

If you have separated from your partner, you may have concerns about who is now financially responsible for the every day living costs of your child (or children). This guide will help you to...

Grandparents’ Rights to Contact with Grandchildren

Grandparents’ Rights to Contact with Grandchildren

The role of a grandparent has become increasingly important in modern family life. When a family dispute comes in the way of that relationship, do grandparents have any rights to protect access to their grandchildren?...

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What is Child Support?

Child support, also known as child maintenance, is the regular, ongoing financial contribution made by one parent to another in support of the everyday living costs of their child or children. Following the breakdown...