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Family Law Bulletin 6: Domestic Violence

Many people consider “domestic violence” to be actual physical violence against a person or an imminent threat of physical violence.   As a result many people remain in unhappy relationships,

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Family Law Bulletin 5: Perils of unmarried couples

The number of cohabiting families in the UK has increased remarkably over the last decade with the number of cohabiting couple families growing faster than married couple families. Data from the Office

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Family Law Bulletin 4: Financial Matters Upon Divorce

Resolving financial issues arising from a marriage is often the most difficult part of dealing with a divorce.  Initiating the divorce process is only the first step and whilst that is often an emotionally

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Family Law Bulletin 3: Parental Alienation

Parental Alienation is a topic which has increasingly become the centre of discussion over recent years. In the mid 1980’s, the American child-psychiatrist, Richard Gardner, classified the concept of

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Family Law Bulletin 2: Pensions on Divorce

Since the introduction of the Pensions Advisory Group (PAG) report, practitioners have used the report to assist them in how best to approach pensions upon divorce. After the matrimonial home, pensions

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Making and Registering Lasting Powers of Attorney during the coronavirus outbreak

​You may be wondering whether you can still make and register a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) given that we find ourselves in a time of social distancing, shielding and self-isolation. The short answer

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Glad to Care Webinar

Copley Clark is part of the Parfitt Cresswell Group.As part of Glad to Care Awareness week, we were delighted to be a part of the Glad to Care "Prepare for Your Future, Today" Webinar which our

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Family Law Bulletin 1: Domestic Abuse Reform

The government’s re-introduction of the Domestic Abuse Bill in parliament on 3 March 2020 was widely welcomed by charities, the judiciary and family law professionals.There are a reported 2.4 million

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Turning Point in Divorce: The End of the Blame Game!

After more than 30 years campaigning for “no fault divorces”, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill finally received Royal Assent on 30 June meaning that separating couples no longer need to

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Career Sacrifice and Compensation

The recently reported case of RC v JC has generated discussion concerning the concept of “compensation” for career sacrifice within matrimonial finance cases.The Wife and Mother in this particular

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