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Parental alienation in the news again

The difficult subject of parental alienation has been back in the news this week, featuring both in a television documentary and a national newspaper opinion piece.

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Will family mediation become mandatory?

Mediation is a form of dispute resolution, alternative to court proceedings (such alternatives to court are known as ‘alternative dispute resolution’ or ADR). Mediation consists of the parties meeting with a trained mediator, who will help

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Welcome Paul Sykes – Leading Children Law Solicitor

Paul is one of the Leading Children Law Solicitor in the South West and has spent his entire legal career with Somerset based solicitors. Paul is particularly well known and respected by all family law practitioners in Somerset.

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Important changes to child maintenance system proposed

The payment of child maintenance is one of the biggest issues of contention between separated parents, affecting huge numbers of children. Over the years the government has made various attempts to improve and perfect the child maintenance

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Courts Service sets out role of remote hearings

HM Courts & Tribunals Service (‘HMCTS’), which is responsible for the administration of criminal, civil and family courts and tribunals in England and Wales, has given an indication of the role of remote court hearings

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