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Parental alienation is a form of emotional abuse. It is a phenomenon that occurs specifically in the context of separated families where there is high conflict between the parents, the child is often caught in the middle of this conflict. The motivational factors include the following: 1.       Revenge 2.       Fear of losing the chid 3.      ...
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The landmark draft Domestic Abuse Bill was published on Monday 21 January 2019. The aim is to support victims in bringing their offenders to justice. This comes at a time where domestic abuse costs the Country £66 billion every year and approximately 2 million adults experienced domestic abuse in 2017. What will this achieve? This...
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Recent research carried out by mutual insurer Royal London has revealed that women are receiving less than men in terms of pensions following a divorce. The starting point when dividing matrimonial assets is a 50/50 split. However, separating couples who want to deal with financial matters swiftly following the breakdown of their relationship often focus...
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Christmas for many divorcing or separated couples can be a difficult time. Especially when it comes to agreeing contact arrangements over the festive period. Many families have established arrangements which work well for them, quite often alternating Christmas year by year. However, for newly separated couples this can be a very trying and difficult time....
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In June 2018 the Supreme Court made a ruling that it is discriminatory to restrict the ability to enter into a civil partnership to same-sex couples only and is, in fact, in breach of human rights laws. Following a period of uncertainty after this judgement, the Government have now agreed to amend the law, extending...
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A Supreme Court ruling in August of 2018 put pressure on the Government to change its rules in relation to bereavement benefits. The partner of the applicant, Mrs. McCloughlin who is the mother of 4 children, was refused Widows Parents Allowance on the death of her partner with whom she had cohabited for 23 years. ...
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The Government has recently signaled reform of divorce laws by removing the element of fault. Divorce is a very difficult and stressful situation to have to go through; and can be made worse when the parties involved seek to blame each other for the breakdown of their relationship. Justice Secretary David Gauke confirmed his intention that couples...
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Sir James Munby, retired President of the Family Division, recently highlighted the problems with accessing justice within the Court system. He suggested that members of the public should be asked whether they want to physically attend court or talk to the judge over video link instead. Munby explained how his nearest family court is twenty...
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On 21.07.18 The Home Office announced that £8m will be made available to support children who have been affected by domestic abuse. Domestic abuse ruins the lives of its victims each year.  NSPCC statistics show that as many as one in five children in the UK are witness to or exposed to domestic abuse. This...
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When advising clients about matrimonial assets within divorce proceedings, they often don’t realise Pensions form part of those assets. It can be the case that one person may have a modest pension, or even no pension at all, compared to their former spouse, especially when one person has given up their career or had gaps...
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