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An explanation about the expected divorce changes

Christopher Myles
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Divorce and dissolution of civil partnership - explanation about the expected divorce changes On 9 April 2019, the government published its response to the consultation paper, Reducing family conflict: reform of the legal requirements for divorce. The...

What am I entitled to if I separate from my spouse?

Mark Robinson
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There are very few hard and fast rules and the Courts have ultimate discretion to make whatever order is ‘fair’ on the particular facts of your case. The starting position is an equal division of assets, which can include property, savings,...

How much does it cost to get a divorce?

Greg Cross
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Setting out the cost of the divorce procedure is a fairly straight forward issue but it is the additional issues alongside the actual divorce process such as resolving the financial matters and on occasion the arrangements for the children which can take a...

Dealing with Divorce or Separation stress

Christopher Myles
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At Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors we can offer you family mediation and collaborative law as a way to help you deal with your separation or divorce in a non-conflict way, benefiting everyone involved. Find out more here ...

Minimising the impact of conflict on children

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Conflict can have some serious long-term effects on children. Studies have shown that it’s not the separation or divorce proper that has an impact, but rather the conflict stemming from it that often has a detrimental impact on their well-being. ...

How Collaborative Lawyers can help you

Christopher Myles
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Move past anger with your ex-partner following a separation or divorce particularly in relation to children. I’m Chris Myles, Collaborative Family Lawyer and a Director of Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors. I recently read an article by Kristin Little, a...

No Fault Divorce

Mark Robinson
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It has been a hot topic in the press of late, and non fault divorce may just have come a step closer to becoming a reality. Within the last couple of weeks, the government launched a consultation to consider reforming the legal requirements for divorce, with...

A smart parenting plan can be an asset after divorce

Christopher Myles
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This blog gives a great insight into how parenting plans are becoming more and more recognised as the way for both parents to coordinate their parenting, their lives and their relationship with their children after divorce - written by Rosalind Sedacca, a...

Legal Aid Contract success

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Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors have had their Legal Aid Agency contract renewed to continue to be able to provide legal services to clients who are eligible for legal aid in relation to certain types of family matters. Chris Myles, Director and Head of Family...

Divorcing parents - Don't bring your battles to Court

Christopher Myles
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This blog gives a great insight into taking a positive approach to divorce, especially when children are involved and is well written by Rosalind Sedacca, a Divorce & Parenting Coach. You’re getting divorced and you’re angry, resentful,...

Key ways to making cooperative co-parenting work

Christopher Myles
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Children of divorce do best when both of their parents continue to be actively involved in their lives. It's the ongoing connection that makes the positive difference for these children, minimising the fact that their parents no longer live together. ...

Positive steps to take when dealing with an ex partner

Christopher Myles
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These are four thought-provoking and positive steps post-divorce by Rosalind Sedacca (author of How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce?). If you would like advice on your separation or divorce or would like to explore how family mediation could work for...

5 ways to keep connected with your kids after divorce

Christopher Myles
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This is a thought-provoking and positive article with practical advice by Rosalind Sedacca (author of How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce?) on keeping connected with your children after a divorce. If you would like advice on your separation or divorce...

We are married, that means 50:50 doesn't it?

Greg Cross
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We are married, that means 50:50 doesn’t it? Not necessarily . This seems to be the common view formed by most and a lot of people are now dividing their assets following separation without any input or advice from the legal profession. It is...

Nine things you should never do in your divorce

Christopher Myles
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This is a very interesting and thought provoking article to read by Karen Covy, author of “When happily ever after ends: how to survive your divorce – emotionally, financially and legally”, especially this time of year when divorce rates...

Divorce and Parenting - For Some It's No Big Deal!

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This is a very interesting article by Rosalind Sedacca, to the point and good advice. If you need help and advice with children matters, do not hesitate to contact a member of our Family Team at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors Divorce and Parenting - For...

Your Family First - What is a Parenting Plan and what are the benefits?

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What is a Parenting Plan and what are the benefits? A Parenting Plan is a written document that parents make on the practical aspects of parenting when they separate and divorce. They are designed to give each parent and their children clarity about when...

Blame is a game no one wins (why we need no fault divorce)

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We are supporting Resolution in their campaign for no fault divorce, because there is #abetterway. Today, 30 November 2016, and going forward, let’s do what we can to support change in the law which will support separating and divorcing couples and...

Data Protection; Get it Right

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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has recently imposed fines on several organisations for data breaches: Hampshire County Council was fined 100,000 for failing to implement effective contingency plans to protect personal data when...

Why pre-nuptial agreements are more common on the farm

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The pre-nuptial agreement sets out how a couple wish their assets to be divided, or in some cases wholly retained by one party, if they later separate or divorce. It is generally entered into in order to protect individual livelihoods or to maintain an...

supporting parents to put #childrenfirst

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Week commencing 23 November 2015 has been Family Dispute Resolution Week and we have been supporting the campaign. To keep the information available for people to access, please see the links below you can visit to find out more information about...

#familylawmanifesto

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This week was the launch of the Resolution Manifesto for Family Law #familylawmanifesto, setting out what needs to change in the family justice system in order to improve the lives of separating and separated families across England and Wales. The...

A better way to divorce

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Divorce is devastating. But it doesn't have to be. There is a better way for you, your family and your children, which family law organisation Resolution is highlighting as part of Family Dispute Resolution Week 24-28 November. Watch the new video from...