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Monthly Archive

August 2015

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 55 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Horse Riding Injuries

Horse riding is a dangerous sport, involving high speeds and unpredictable animals. Injuries from horse riding can vary from minor to major: from bruises and grazes to broken bones and spinal damage. ... read more..

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Fatal Accident Claims

Losing a loved one is a traumatic time for a family. When this is the result of an accident that was not their fault, the devastation can not only be emotional, but can also lead to a vulnerable finan... read more..

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims

If you have been a victim of a violent crime resulting in physical or psychological injury you may be entitled to compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. This scheme is admini... read more..

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Bed Bug Claims

Please download, complete and return our Bed Bug Claim Questionnaire and we will quickly provide you with a free assessment of your case.  Our solicitors handle bed bug claims both in E... read more..

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Decree Absolute

A Decree Absolute is the document that legally ends your marriage. When can I apply for a Decree Absolute? A Decree Absolute can be applied for 6 weeks after the date of the Decree Nisi. During th... read more..

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Child Abduction

If you suspect that your child may be abducted, swift action is key. Please contact us immediately so we can commence appropriate steps. When can a child be removed from England and Wales? A child... read more..

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The Welfare Checklist

When considering any issue concerning a child the Court must take into account the welfare checklist. This checklist must be considered in every case and contains the following 7 factors: The ... read more..

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Contact Orders

On 22 April 2014 contact orders were abolished and replaced with child arrangements orders.  Contact orders require the person that the child lives with to allow the child to visit or stay wit... read more..

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Residence Orders

On 22 April 2014 residence orders were abolished and replaced with child arrangements orders.  A residence order will not affect the parental responsibility of either parent when it ... read more..

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Child Arrangements Orders

As of 22 April 2014, child arrangement orders replaced contact orders and residence orders as a single order within child proceedings. What happens to pre-existing residence or contact orders? A... read more..

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Parental Responsibility

Parental responsibility is defined as all the rights, duties, powers and responsibilities and authority which a parent has in relation to the child. In effect, parental responsibility gives the indivi... read more..

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Prohibited Steps Orders

A prohibited steps order prevents someone with parental responsibility from doing something with the child without the consent of the Court. A prohibited steps order is meant to deal with a specific p... read more..

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Specific Issue Orders

A specific issue order determines the answer to a particular question regarding the child’s upbringing. It could be used to decide which school the child should attend, whether the child should ... read more..

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No Win, No Fee Agreements

The need to seek damages always arises from difficult circumstances. No win, no fee agreements are a popular and well known funding solution. A no win, no fee agreement (known t read more..

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The Court Process

Step 1 – Filing application for a Financial Order. If it is necessary to involve the Court in resolving financial matters connected to the marriage, an application can be made any time aft... read more..

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Mediation

In family mediation the parties engage the assistance of one (or occasionally two) impartial mediators.  The mediators have no authority to make decisions but they can use their skills to help th... read more..

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Discussions through Solicitors

Whether arrangements are amicable between you and your spouse or not, it is often difficult to discuss the financial arrangements after divorce face to face. Therefore most people tend to instruct sol... read more..

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Direct Discussions between the Parties

In an ideal world parties would be able to part amicably and reach an agreement on all aspects of their separation. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case but it is still often possible for the partie... read more..

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Pensions on Divorce

When dealing with the division of matrimonial assets, pensions are often the most difficult class of asset to deal with. Somewhat bizarrely until the middle of the 1990’s the Courts paid litt... read more..

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Divorce Timetable

The timescale from the issue of divorce proceedings until the pronouncement of the Decree Absolute is usually around 4-5 months. It takes so long because the legislation governing the procedure was en... read more..

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Unreasonable Behaviour

To progress a divorce or a civil partnership dissolution on this basis, it must be shown that the Respondent (the person receiving the divorce) has behaved in such a way that the Petitioner (the ... read more..

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Adultery

Adultery is defined as “voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a partner of the opposite sex other than the lawful spouse”. A same sex couple will not be able to di... read more..

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5 years’ Separation

This fact requires that the parties have lived separately for 5 years immediately before the divorce petition is issued. There is no need for the party seeking divorce to obtain the other part read more..

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2 years’ Desertion

To suceed on this fact, there are several elements which must be proven to demonstrate that one of the parties has deserted the other. There must have been a continuous period of 2 years immediatel... read more..

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2 years' Separation and Consent

This fact requires firstly that the parties have lived separately for 2 years immediately before the divorce petition is issued and secondly, that the parties agree to the divorce. There read more..

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