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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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3 Dec 2018

How can I get to see my children at Christmas?

Child contact over Christmas can be a problem for many divorced or separated families. In a two-part series, we look at how parents can achieve successful Christmas contact and avoid arguments and tensions at what should be perhaps the happiest time of the year.

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23 Nov 2018

Family Court and a Child Arrangement Order

Every year, more than 200,000 children experience the separation of their parents, which means that before their 16th birthday, one in three children will see their parents part ways.  What a sad reality. 

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19 Nov 2018

Will my spousal maintenance end on cohabitation?

We are often asked by clients, and individuals who come for initial appointments, how the complex issue of maintenance payments works.

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16 Nov 2018

Lest We Forget

Solicitor Paul Reay has worked on behalf of those who have served in the British Army for a number of years, and has witnessed first-hand the effect of war and conflict on those in the Armed Forces. Here he discusses our support for the Royal British Legion, and the Poppy Appeal. 

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29 Oct 2018

Section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 - finances

The law that governs financial settlements on divorce is a law of discretion. There are no rules which state how the assets should be divided, if spousal maintenance should be paid and if so how much should be paid and for how long.  

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24 Oct 2018

When will I have to pay my ex following our divorce?

A financial order is made by the court when two parties reach an agreement regarding their finances. If parties cannot agree, a Judge can impose and make orders following a final hearing at court.

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