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Divorce in the Covid-19 Crisis

Posted on December 10th 2020

It is not surprising that the coronavirus pandemic has created a significant strain on relationships. It is thought that divorce enquiries have increased significantly since March and are continuing to rise. Citizens Advice have confirmed the views on their divorce guidance webpage were up 25%...

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In Court – Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Posted on October 14th 2020

Last week Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie headed to Court amid on-going disputes regarding arrangements for their children. Brad Pitt would like to have equal contact with the children and, after negotiations have failed, he has made an application to Court. Court in England and...

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No More ‘Blame Game’

Posted on June 29th 2020

Currently, to start divorce proceedings, one spouse is required to make an application for divorce based on one of the following: Their spouse’s unreasonable behaviour; Their spouse’s adultery; Desertion; Two years separation and consent (couple must have lived apart for two years and both parties...

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Family Law FAQs

Posted on April 17th 2020

In spite of current circumstances, our Family Team at Oliver & Co are still busy progressing their clients’ cases. We have set a list of frequently asked questions below, regarding Family Law matters, that may be crossing your mind at the moment: I am in...

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Pensions on Divorce

Posted on October 18th 2019

It is common for people going through a divorce to have questions about their pension, for example, how their pension might be dealt with and whether they might have to give some pension away to their spouse.  This article covers some key questions about pensions...

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Adoption – A Happy Ending for Everyone?

Posted on August 15th 2019

A recent article published about adoption on the BBC website by Katherine Sellgren, a Family and Education Reporter, highlights that perhaps whilst one might think that once a child has been adopted it is happily ever after for all those concerned, this may not be...

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No Fault Divorce

Posted on July 18th 2019

The Divorce Dissolution and Separation Bill was before the Houses of Commons on the 13.6.10.  This is a landmark Bill which will create “no fault divorce in England and Wales”.  The Divorce Dissolution and Separation Bill will reform the 50 year old Divorce Laws, namely...

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New divorce forms to encourage conflict through ‘name and shame’ of adulterers

Posted on August 17th 2017

This could lead to increased conflict in divorce cases as more people may be accused of adultery. Subsequently, third parties may also become involved in cases. The changes come as part of a new online form intended to make filing divorce proceedings more user-friendly. Only...

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