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Supreme Court to give ruling on adoption case disputed by foreign parents

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A ruling is expected from the Supreme Court later this week on whether or not two children born in the UK can be adopted here without the consent of their Hungarian parents.

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Judges’ views differ over reporting of divorce proceedings

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Some of Britain’s most senior Judges have disagreed about how much the public should be told about high-value divorce battles.

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When financial settlements go wrong

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There’s a lot to be said about agreeing a financial settlement on divorce, as well as avoiding lengthy and expensive Court proceedings. Just look at the recent case of Mr David Mann. A former millionaire who made his fortune in the mining industry, Mann was left homeless and with £5 in his bank account after a 17-year legal battle with his former wife.

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What are your rights if you’re not married?

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If you’re living with your partner (often referred to as cohabiting) without being married, you may be under the mistaken belief that you are known as a ‘common law husband and wife.’ It is actually a myth that if you are living with your partner, no matter how long for, that you have the same legal rights as married couples do.

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Decree Nisi granted in high-profile divorce case

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The long-standing marriage of a major retail boss came to an end last month.

Laura Ashley boss Khoo Kay Peng and his estranged wife Pauline Chai were granted a Decree Nisi by London’s Central Family Court.

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Resolution research challenges ‘Divorce Day’ claims

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The term is widely used to refer to the first Monday after most people return to work following the Christmas break.

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The rise of the over-50s divorce and how to financially support grown-up children

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Divorce rates in couples over the age of 50 are growing faster than any other age group. With many of these couples having children over the age of 18, what are the options for financial child support?

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Is it divorce season?

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January is typically the coldest month of the year, and it seems many couples’ frosty relationships come to a head this month as we see a peak in divorce enquiries.

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Majority of England and Wales’s same-sex marriages are converted civil partnerships

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According to research conducted by John Haskey – a senior fellow at the University of Oxford – 5,300 couples in England and Wales chose to convert their civil partnership to a marriage during the first six months of 2015.

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Ruling in Irish High Court could see a new approach to international divorce cases

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A judgement in the Irish High Court last month may have significant implications for international divorce practice.

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What is family mediation?

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Court is not your only option. Here we look at mediation as a useful alternative…

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What are my rights as a grandparent?

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I often get asked about parents’ rights when it comes to seeing their children following the breakdown of a relationship, but I also get a number of grandparents seeking advice on seeing their grandchildren, if one of their parents is making it difficult for them to do so.

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