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How do I persuade my ex to let me take the children on holiday?

You do so via negotiation and bridge-building, whenever possible. Holidays can be a flashpoint when a couple divorce or separate, especially if they have not…

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Children in a broken home By Lewis Hulatt

When you read the title, I expect most of you immediately thought of toddlers confused that daddy doesn’t live with them anymore, or grumpy teens…

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Legal questions and answers

Is there a minimum age for a child’s wishes to be considered in a family law case? As a practising family lawyer, I am often…

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I separated from my spouse years ago but we didn’t get divorced

Yes, your spouse may be entitled to a payout even if you separated years ago. The divorce process is not solely concerned with legally ending…

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Is mediation the same as relationship counselling?

Firstly, to address the question right at the top of the page: no, mediation is not the same as relationship counselling. If you look up…

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Can an expat return to the UK with their children?

Question: I’m a British citizen living in Spain with my husband and young children as we came to live here for his work purposes five…

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Are single fathers entitled to maintenance?

The answer, quite simply, is yes. The law is gender-neutral and does not care whether the parent looking after a child every day is male…

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What happens if the value of my business changes during divorce?

If the value of a business you own goes up or down between the time you separate from your partner and the completion of your…

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Video-calling your kids after divorce

When parents separate or get divorced, the children will often live with one parent on a day-to-day basis – the so-called ‘resident parent’. But most…

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Court of Appeal rejects decision in domestic violence case

The Court of Appeal has reinstated findings in a domestic violence case which had been set aside in the lower courts over concerns that an…

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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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Seeing your children during the second lockdown

Lockdown 2 has arrived. In response to a second wave of infections, non-essential shops, hospitality and entertainment venues have all been closed and restrictions placed…

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