Death in divorce

Regardless of any animosity during divorce proceedings, the death of an estranged spouse can be incredibly distressing, not least because this can create even greater uncertainty within an already difficult and complex process. Below we look at why. What are the rules relating to death in divorce? In divorce proceedings, you will remain legally married…

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No fault divorce is finally due to come into force

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 due to come into force in April 2022, is set to revolutionise the way in which couples can dissolve their marriage with the long overdue introduction of no-fault divorce in England and Wales. As the law currently stands, one spouse has to initiate the process of filing for…

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Death in divorce

Regardless of any animosity during divorce proceedings, the death of an estranged spouse can be incredibly distressing, not least because this can create even greater uncertainty within an already difficult and complex process. Below we look at why. What are the rules relating to death in divorce? In divorce proceedings, you will remain legally married…

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Coronavirus: Separated Families and Contact with Children in Care FAQs

The House of Commons have released responses to some of the frequently asked questions regarding separated families and contact during the coronavirus pandemic. This covers: Can children move between the homes of separated parents? How should parents comply with a court-orders for contact? How are child maintenance payments impacted? Can I visit my child in…

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Farnworth Rose: Family Department Update

Our aim, during this difficult time, is to ensure continuity of business and to maintain high standards of service. We would, therefore, like to update all clients as to where matters currently stand. We are designated as Keyworkers, as we undertake Court hearings (which are ongoing), and the stated aim of the Family Justice system…

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