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What is a MIAM?

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So your family lawyer has referred you for a MIAM. But what does the acronym stand for and what should you expect?

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Divorcing? Act reasonably or pay your ex’s costs

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Divorcing couples, take notice: Family Partner Joanna Toloczko examines the changing rules and the courts’ attitude to costs awards in financial remedy cases.

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Green light for no-fault divorce

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The Government has after two years of debate and discussion given the green light to no-fault divorce. It is a move that will be welcomed by separating couples and their lawyers.

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How to Get the Best out of Family Mediation

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If I could sum up how to get the best out of family mediation in one word, that word would be “commitment”. By that I mean commitment in terms of attitude and in terms of the practical hard work that is required for a successful mediation.

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The Bill and Melinda Divorce explained

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Contributing authors: Joanna Toloczko

Bill and Melinda have announced they are to divorce after 27 years of marriage. They have confirmed that the marriage has ‘irretrievably broken down’.

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Family law specialist Jayne Martins joins Royds Withy King

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Family law specialist Jayne Martins has joined the Bath office of law firm Royds Withy King.

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What the domestic abuse judgment means for children’s welfare

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A long awaited and eagerly anticipated Judgment in relation to four appeals regarding domestic abuse has finally be handed down by the Court of Appeal. This Judgment is likely to have a significant impact on the way that the Family Courts deal with allegations of domestic abuse in Children matters.

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International child abduction is on the rise – so what can we do to help families affected?

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The growth in multi-national relationships and marriages, coupled with steadily increasing divorce rates, has prompted a rise over the years in the instances of international child abduction, which most typically occurs following breakdown of a relationship.

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Family lawyer Joanna Toloczko joins our London office

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Family law and mediation specialist Joanna Toloczko has today joined our London office

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Top-up child maintenance orders: What are they?

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Whilst many parents in the UK are reliant upon the financial support they receive by way of child maintenance payments calculated by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), there are circumstances where it is possible to increase the amount of maintenance the non-resident pays, if they are a high net worth individual.

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Top 10 tips for a ‘good’ divorce from a legal expert – Good Divorce Week

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This year, 30th November to 4th December was Resolution’s Good Divorce Week 2020. Here Victoria Emens helps you understand the key steps to a ‘good’ divorce.

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What is parental alienation and how does it impact on children when relationships break down between parents?

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Emma McMorrow, Senior Associate in our Family team, explores parental alienation and how it impacts on children when relationships break down between parents.

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