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I want a divorce where do I begin?

You’ve come to the painful conclusion that your marriage has irretrievably broken down. You want a divorce, but where do you start? The situation can seem overwhelming. Your entire life appears to hang in the balance: with whom you live...

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Can divorce ever be easy?

It’s a simple question, and one that, one suspects, often goes through the mind of those involved in, or contemplating, divorce. Divorce has a reputation for being one of the most difficult and stressful things anyone has to go through duri

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What if the judge is biased against me?

It is obviously important not only that a judge is not biased, but that they are not perceived to be possibly biased. If a party considers that the judge dealing with their case is biased against them then they may ask the judge to ‘recuse

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Child transferred to father in parental alienation case

We have written here previously about the emotive subject of parental alienation, where one parent alienates a child against the other parent. As we explained in that post, if the court finds that alienation has taken place then it can orde

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How to choose a family lawyer – Ian Walker

Everyone looking for a family lawyer wants to choose the best one they can. But if you’ve never instructed one before, how should you go about finding the best lawyer for you? These days there is a great deal of information available about

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Are divorce settlements taxable? – Ian Walker

Are divorce settlements taxable? The tax treatment of divorce settlements is something that concerns many people who are going through divorce. However, as we will see, in most cases there is only really one tax issue that should be of concern. Before we get to that, let us very quickly consider some other tax issues […]

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Family courts to be overhauled to protect abuse victims

It has been another big week for family law news. Following the passing through parliament last week of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill (which has now received the Royal Assent), the government has this week announced a major

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No fault divorce law passes through parliament

In arguably the most important development in family law in this country in the last thirty years, the Government’s Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, which will bring in a system of no-fault divorce, has passed through both houses

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