An introduction to the Lasting Power of Attorney

Discussing what should happen in the event that we lose capacity to make or communicate decisions is an uncomfortable prospect, However, avoiding the conversation could result in huge difficulty and upset for our family and friends. Many assume that if you were to lose mental capacity then your partner or your children would automatically step

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Are the wheels of justice still turning during the pandemic?

A look at how the Courts are coping during Covid-19 and what changes have they been forced to make. On Monday the 30th of March the majority of courts across England and Wales faced unprecedented times as they were forced to close their doors to the public in order to minimise the risk to staff and

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Resolving conflict in quarantine

Guidance for couples on how best to survive the isolation period.  In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, divorce rates in China have already risen as couples who were forced to isolate together for weeks found that the quarantine period placed too great of a strain on their relationship. This is a worrying trend as

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Guide to using legal aid eligibility calculator

Eligibility for Legal Aid is no longer simply dependent upon financial circumstances (save for mediation), you usually have to either be: – The victim of domestic abuse from the other party, or Social services are involved with your family. If you satisfy the above requirements you them may be eligible for Legal Aid for private

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The Most Searched for Divorce & Family Law Advice in 2019

We have lots of legal advice covering different aspects of both divorce and family law on our website and 1000’s of people every month visit our site to read this content. Below are the most common searches people have made in 2019 regarding divorce and family law advice together with the advice we give on

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How to move on after a divorce

It is not an overstatement to say that a divorce is like a death. Anyone who has gone through a stressful and unwelcome divorce will need time to grieve. There is a grief for what has been lost, a grief for the future plans and a grief for the affect on the family. Not giving

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Should children decide who to live with after a divorce?

No one gets married and has children expecting to divorce and knowing how to divide the family so the children are impacted in the least possible way is not easy and there is no one answer. Presuming that there has been no domestic abuse and neither parent is going to be either a physical or

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Social media and divorce

If you are into the world of social media, as the majority of people are these days, you can barely go an hour without the latest celebrity divorce drama being publicly aired on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, and pictures of people ‘getting over their ex’ in various ways on Instagram and other picture based sites. 

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Same Sex Relationships More Likely To Involve Domestic Abuse

A charity has found that LGBT (lesbian. gay, bisexual and transgender) people in relationships with partners of the same sex are more than twice as likely to have suffered domestic abuse in the last year as compared to those in opposite sex relationships. The charity Broken Rainbow reports that nearly half (45 per cent) of gay

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Is Divorce Available To Everybody Who Needs It?

Nobody really relishes the prospect of going through divorce proceedings, even if they know a happier and more secure life awaits on the other side. Divorces are traditionally made somewhat difficult to obtain, and there are laws designed to make the process take longer than it strictly needs to. This is presumably done with the

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Poker Player Wins Child Support Case

An unemployed man who makes most of his money from playing poker has won the right not to pay child support. The Court of Appeals ruled yesterday (28 April 2014) that Tony Hakki has no obligation to pay child support to the mother of his child, as his gambling does not meet the requirements for

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Single Parents And Step Parents Have No Effect On Child Happiness

It’s often thought that staying together ‘for the children’ is the correct course of action when a couple with children find their partnership begin to strain. But new data seems to show that children raised by a single parent, or by a step parent, are not significantly more or less happy than children raised in

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7 Long-Lasting Celebrity Marriages

When we think of celebrity marriages, we don’t necessarily think of stability and longevity. There are many reasons why we tend to regard celebrity marriages as brief affairs – among them, that the press loves to report on the slightest apparent problem in a relationship, but also due to what some regard as the shallowness

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What Needs To Be Considered In The Event Of A Divorce

When a couple decides to divorce, everything changes. Two people who had previously built their lives around each other will need to readjust to a life apart, with separate careers, separate finances and separate social lives. Some of these changes are clearly advantageous in the eyes of the parties involved, hence the reasons for the

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What Can Be Done When Parents Disagree?

It’s not at all uncommon for parents to have at least some disagreements over the way their child should be raised. Even for two people who normally think alike on the big issues – politics, faith and so on – there are bound to be some principles on which they differ, and at least a

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