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Coping with a Covid Christmas as a separated parent

Christmas is suddenly just around the corner. For intact families, the festive season means a day or two of slightly forced family-focused fun and a…

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2020 meets Halloween

The nights are drawing in. After the strangest of summers, we are hurrying through autumn and it will soon be Halloween. In any other year…

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Divorce in the Covid era

2020 has certainly been a year for the history books. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused upheaval on a global scale. Many of us were forced…

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Government urges social distancing at weddings

The government has published new guidance for couples planning to stage “small” weddings or civil partnership ceremonies in England while the pandemic continues. Published by…

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“No return to normal court operation for months”

In a new publication entitled The Family Court and COVID 19: The Road Ahead, the President of the Family Division has outlined likely working conditions…

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Pandemic delays divorce applications

The country’s largest divorce centre now takes an average of five weeks to obtain judicial approval of ‘consent’ orders (orders concerning the division of finances…

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Locked-down New Zealand restricts families and couples

New Zealand, currently in the midst of a four-week lockdown in response to the Coronavirus crisis, has issued new guidance legally prohibiting couples and families…

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How the coronavirus restrictions affect contact

Earlier this week, the government announced a number of new measures in response to the continuing COVID-19 crisis.  This has left many families who co-parent…

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Our offices are closed but we’re still open for business

Following the government’s announcement on the evening of Monday 23 March, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close our offices in Ponteland with…

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Major Family Law Coronavirus Update 20th March 2020

Following recent changes to the latest government and NHS advice, our team at Major Family Law wanted to provide you with an update on our…

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