Separation Legal Blogs

Blawg posts regarding separation law and issues, from family lawyers and law firms in the UK, US and across the world.

Is matrimonial revenge a dish best served cold?

by Linzi Perriman October 9, 2015 Divorce

Wednesday night saw more than eight million of us tuning in to the climactic ending of Mike Barlett’s five-part domestic drama ‘Doctor Foster’. My last blog – Following Doctor’s Order – focused on episode 3 of the gripping drama, for those that missed it, episode 4 saw Gemma’s professional career called into question, police involvement over […]

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Freezing the Assets

by EdwardHandsandLewis December 20, 2013 Divorce

By Martin Hill, Edward Hands and Lewis I know its December but asset freezing is nothing to do with the weather. What we have here is the court’s ability to prevent property  being transferred away by one spouse so that it does not form part of the overall pot on divorce. It is often a […]

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What is Certified Guardian Ad Litem?

by TBeauregard November 28, 2013 Divorce

(US law/generally) A Guardian is simply a person who has the legal authority to care for another person. The term Ad Litem is a legal term used to refer to the appointment by a court of one party to act in a lawsuit on behalf of another party. Family court cases regarding guardianship can become […]

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Want To Get Divorced As A Gay Couple? Think Again.

by Kitchens New Cleghorn LLC November 13, 2013 Divorce

(US family law & general) When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, it was a landmark event for the entire country. The federal government finally recognized same-sex couples as equal in the eyes of the law. Many hoped that this would lead to legalization of same-sex marriage in state after state […]

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What Reasons Can Be Used to File for Divorce in Pennsylvania?

by contactus October 15, 2013 Divorce

It is important to work with an experienced family law attorney if you are thinking about filing for or have been served with a divorce.  In Pennsylvania, the legal grounds for divorce can be broken up into two categories:  fault and no-fault.  All valid divorces must fall under one of these two categories.  An attorney […]

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How Family Mediation could have helped Monty Panesar

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers August 21, 2013 Divorce

On Monday the Daily Mail reported that “England cricketer Monty Panesar’s recent drunken meltdown was triggered by the stress of a bitter break-up with his wife.” Sources say that he is devastated by the breakdown of his marriage and subsequent divorce. As a Family Law Solicitor dealing with all Family and Personal Matters we understand […]

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I was never married – what parental rights do I have?

by EdwardHandsandLewis July 30, 2013 Blawg

By Faye Remnant The legal rights and responsibilities of mothers and fathers are known as ‘parental responsibility’. The most important duties of someone with parental responsibility are to protect and maintain the child, provide the child with a home, consenting to medical treatment, looking after the child’s property, disciplining the child, choosing and providing the […]

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Martin Hill Blogs on the solutions to separation issues for married and unmarried couples

by EdwardHandsandLewis April 18, 2013 Cohabitation

  Over the many years I have been helping Clients deal with separation (both unmarried and married couples). I find that the vast majority wish they had come to see us earlier with what for them were unsolvable and confusing difficulties for which I can usually find workable solutions. Many Clients quite naturally get bogged […]

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Questions That Need to Be Asked Before You or a Loved One Moves into an Assisted Living Facility

by edralyn April 5, 2013 Estate Planning

When it comes to deciding if you or a loved one would be better off in an assisted living facility, there are various points of view and important questions that need to be asked. The family member may decide themselves, but if they don’t the family may need to intervene. Here are some questions to […]

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Using a Defacto Agreement can Protect Your Assets – If Done Correctly

by Anne Stewart February 28, 2013 Legal Forms

For couples that are involved in a defacto relationship, it is important to protect your assets. Defacto couples have the same rights as married couples when it comes to sharing assets. When a separation occurs, there can be many issues that arise regarding the assets and finances of the relationship. One of the best ways […]

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What disputes does family mediation resolve?

by emmadigirank January 31, 2013 Divorce

Family mediation helps both parties have the power to take responsibility for their own lives, rather than handing issues over to the authorities to resolve. Family mediation can help solve a variety of family disputes, such as custody and visitation, child support and other family issues. Custody and Visitation Divorce or separation can be a […]

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Fault Vs. No Fault Divorce

by RyanD December 12, 2012 Divorce

When people get married, they expect to live happily ever after with the one that they love. While some are fortunate enough to have this happen, the truth is that many marriages in the United States will end in divorce. While divorce is not pleasant for anyone, it is a fact of life that must […]

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Will DIY Divorce Papers become standard in Texas?

by MrDivorceOnline October 1, 2012 Divorce

The state Supreme Court of Texas is considering whether to make it easier for low-income Texans to handle simple divorce cases without hiring attorneys. At issue is whether to require all Texas district courts to accept standardized do-it-yourself legal forms in uncontested divorces. While legal representation usually is the ideal way to go, says Chief […]

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Determining the Best Interests of Children in Custody Cases

by RyanD September 11, 2012 Divorce

When deciding custody agreements, the standard that is—or should be—used is “the best interests of the child”. Included in the decision of best interests, certain factors are considered and defined by the California Family Code. Sole Custody vs. Joint Custody There are six basic ways that the court may order custody; exclusive sole custody, legal […]

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I am looking to divorce my spouse but I am worried about my children, how can I ensure that they are catered for in the divorce?

by ContactLaw November 30, 2011 Divorce

Ensuring that your children remain catered for even after a divorce is handled by the Child Support Agency (CSA). At the time of the petition for divorce, you and your spouse have to agree as to the arrangements for the children. It should be noted that if agreement is not reached it will not prevent […]

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If you have a child with your cohabiting partner do you automatically have parental responsibility?

by ContactLaw November 14, 2011 Cohabitation

A mother will always automatically have parental responsibility for their child. Parental responsibility refers to the bundle of rights and obligations that a parent has towards their child under the law. It is the legal concept of parental responsibility that allows a parent to make decisions on behalf of the child on matters such as […]

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A Decree Nisi was pronounced in my divorce proceedings, but since then no Decree Absolute has been pronounced. What can I do to ensure a Decree Absolute gets pronounced?

by ContactLaw November 4, 2011 Divorce

In divorce law a Decree Nisi tells you that your divorce is almost completed. It is considered as the second last stage to the proceedings of your divorce. The Decree Nisi occurs when either you or your spouse have both completed  an affidavit in front of a family law solicitor and filled in a form […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blawg

by Legal Author September 13, 2011 Accident Claims

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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