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Flying the flag for dignity in same-sex divorce

The rainbow flags flew high and proud in the capital this weekend in celebration of the Pride in London Parade, better known to most people simply as London Pride. It was a chance for people of all different backgrounds to come together and celebrate diversity throughout the LGBT+ community, under a common banner for this […]

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Fault or no fault? Divorcing without blame in the UK

If you ask someone to name a legal contract that is binding for life, they might suggest life insurance, equity release or perhaps a pension annuity – but as a society, we tend not to view marriage as a legal arrangement, instead preferring to take a more romantic view of it.   But when a […]

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How to treat Father’s Day this year

Are you going through family mediation at the moment or are you looking to start soon? Father’s Day is around the corner and it can be easy to let your relationship issues affect how you treat the day. However, it can be an important day for children so try if you can to make it […]

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Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill aims to limit maintenance awards and bring more certainty to mediation

Suggest that the UK legal system is out of date when it comes to divorce, and you’re unlikely to raise many eyebrows, with judges regularly making unpredictable decisions on everything from finances to who’s at fault. It’s part of the reason why mediation is such an important tool, helping all involved parties to reach a […]

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Access rights for grandparents debated in Parliament (again)

One of the enduring questions about caring for children after their parents divorce was debated in Parliament again at the start of this month, as Conservative MP Nigel Huddleston raised the issue of access rights for grandparents once again. It is around a year since the topic was last raised; unfortunately at that time, the […]

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