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26 Sep 2018

Breaking the news

Our founder and managing partner, Amanda McAlister, is the resident go-to expert on all matters Family Law for ITV’s hugely popular daytime programme, This Morning.

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18 Apr 2019

How to have a happy divorce - the Bezos way

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos jointly announced their divorce via Twitter on January 9 2019, saying they decided to split "after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation." The message said they plan to remain friends. And, it seems, they have. Fiona Wood takes a look at how the finances have been decided.

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8 Apr 2019

Can I get a divorce after two years' separation?

Can couples get divorced after a two-year separation? And if so, how? Partner Nicola Wilburn-Shaw examines this often misunderstood area of family law.

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5 Apr 2019

Happy families: should screen time be limited?

Should children's screen time be restricted? Nina Rawlings looks at the issues around safety and social media. 

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21 Mar 2019

Divorce reform and litigants in person

The Ministry of Justice says it will announce how it intends to reform the legal requirements for divorce "very soon" as newly-published research of international processes,highlights the challenges for litigants in person in England and Wales.  Chris Fairhurst explains.

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5 Mar 2019

Adultery: will it affect the size of my divorce settlement?

One of the most common assumptions around divorce is that there will be a financial impact if one partner has had an affair and left the marriage as a result. But this rarely makes any difference to the overall division of assets, because when it comes to money, by and large the court is not interested in why the marriage is ending, but rather what resources each party has available, and how they are to be divided fairly.

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27 Feb 2019

Surrogacy: what does it involve, and what are your rights?

There are a number of differing types of surrogacy now available, and UK law supports same-sex parents conceiving through surrogacy in the same way as it does different-sex couples.  Nicola McDaid explains what you need to know. 

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