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Parental Responsibility: What is it, how do I get it and what are my rights?

Posted by Benitia Knowles-Wright on August 9th 2019 in FAMILY .

You may have heard ‘Parental Responsibility’ or ‘Parental Rights’ but often, when a family relationship is functioning, they are not terms that you have needed to give much thought to.  However, on the breakdown of a relationship many parents start to question what their rights are in respect of the...

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Benitia Knowles-Wright

Special Guardianship Orders

Posted by Benitia Knowles-Wright on August 9th 2019 in FAMILY .

A Special Guardianship Order (SGO) is a Court Order appointing someone other than a child's parent to be there "special guardian".  The appointment gives the special guardian parental rights for the child which takes precedence over the rights of the child's parents, effectively placing them in the driving seat for...

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Zoe Gaitskell

Resolution - First for Family Law

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on December 21st 2018 in FAMILY .

Resolution - First for family Law

Relationship breakdown is devastating, but it doesn't have to be a battle. There is a better way for you, your family and your children by choosing a Resolution lawyer such as our Karen-Lee Watts or Zoe Gaitskell to assist you at this difficult time.

What is...

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Zoe Gaitskell

Women & Pensions on Divorce

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on December 20th 2018 in FAMILY .

Women & Pensions on Divorce

Reports have shown that:

  • 48% of women have no idea what happens to pensions on divorce;

  • 27% of women who discussed pensions during a divorce had no pension pot of their own;

  • 16% of women lost access to a pension pot following their divorce

  • 11% of divorce cases involve a...

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Mark Ollier

How to choose a Solicitor

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 17th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , FAMILY , MOVING HOUSE , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

Choosing a Solicitor?

As a regular subscriber to Which magazine, I was immensely gratified to see the booklet enclosed which their latest issue dealing with “Planning your Next House Move”

They recommend choosing specialists to carry out the legal work and say that solicitors offer a wider range of legal services than...

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Jo Fassnidge

Time for no fault divorce?

Posted by Jo Fassnidge on August 7th 2018 in All , FAMILY .

Divorce has recently made the headlines when the Supreme Court ruled that Mrs Owens was not entitled to divorce her husband on the basis of his unreasonable behaviour.  In England and Wales, there is only one ground for divorce, namely that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.  This is proved...

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