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Can I be forced to vaccinate my child?

11 Jun, 2021
The Pfizer/BioNTech jab for Covid 19 has now been approved for 12-15 year olds.  Whilst we are yet to see a mass rollout to children in that age group, parents need to start...
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How to fill in your Form E: tips, tricks and points to consider

2 Jun, 2021
If you are going through a divorce and you are trying to deal with your financial settlement, the chances are that early on your solicitor handed you a copy of a “Form E –...
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Maintenance payments and bonuses: How to share the risks and the rewards

20 May, 2021
For many couples going through a divorce, or separation, the question of how the outgoings will be met post-separation looms large over any discussions.  This is even more so when...
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Cripps offers instant family law advice through new online tool

19 May, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Cripps Pemberton Greenish has announced the launch of an online system which uses artificial intelligence to provide family law clients with personalised and instant advice. The...
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Grandparents - what are your rights?

14 May, 2021
Even if you chose not to tune into the broadcast, it has been hard to avoid the media uproar that ensued following the recent Oprah interview with Harry and Meghan; the Duke &...
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The mental health benefits of mediation, collaboration and arbitration rather than a court battle

13 May, 2021
With mental health awareness week coinciding with an easing of lockdown restrictions, our mental health has never been more important. Unsurprisingly the breakdown of a...
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Bill & Melinda's How To Divorce Amicably

5 May, 2021
No sooner had Bill and Melinda Gates announced their divorce, I was contacted by a media organisation asking me to comment on whether there is ever such a thing as an amicable...
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How do we deal with pensions in our divorce?

9 Feb, 2021
It’s understandable that, for many people, the primary focus when getting divorced is what will happen to their home and how they will meet their needs or those of their...
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Coping with Family Law proceedings in a pandemic

13 Jan, 2021
Let’s be honest, 2020 was a tough year, and whilst there are seeds of hope for 2021, lockdown has meant a challenging start. If you’re going through a relationship breakdown...
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Economic Abuse in a Pandemic

17 Nov, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
A recent report published by the Co-operative Bank and Refuge has identified that 39% (20 million people) of UK adults have experienced economic abuse either in their current or a...
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Can I resolve child dispute without court proceedings?

6 Oct, 2020
This week a judge in Bristol weighed in to the debate around the overworked and under-resourced court service. Judge Wildblood issued a statement telling people not bring their...
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End the blame game – no fault divorce now a reality

8 Jul, 2020
For years, divorcing couples have had to attribute blame to obtain a divorce, unless they were prepared to separate and wait for two years before petitioning the court (and if both...
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New Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act passed into law

2 Jul, 2020
Good news in the family law world this week – the new Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act received royal assent and so has been passed into law. Implementation is not...
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Divorce: Who Pays?

14 Apr, 2020
One of the first questions asked by most family clients in an initial client meeting is “Who pays for this?” The answer, as is the case with many family law queries, depends on...
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UPDATE - Contact with children during Coronavirus lockdown

25 Mar, 2020
Following on from my previous blog about arrangements for children to have contact with both their parents, fresh guidance has been issued by the country’s most senior family...
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Contact with children during the Coronavirus lockdown

24 Mar, 2020
For the next little while, the government have confined us all to stay at home, except for shopping, exercise, medical need or essential work. People have already asked me what...
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Managing divorce proceedings during Coronavirus isolation

24 Mar, 2020
We are facing a challenge to our society unique in modern times. At the time of writing this, Boris Johnson has effectively announced a lockdown of the entire country. But what...
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The new normal? Working from home with your partner..

19 Mar, 2020
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many couples will suddenly find themselves having to change their usual work routine and, rather going into an office or separate work...
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Hounded! Who Keeps The Dog?

20 Feb, 2020
    It is becoming increasingly popular for millennials to opt for a pet before having a baby. With the average age of first time mothers and fathers at 30 and 33...
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Are prenups just for the older generation?

4 Sep, 2019
For years, the target market for pre-nuptial agreements has been considered by family lawyers to be the older generations. That is, those couples who find themselves entering into...
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