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How has the Government’s Voucher Scheme initiative promoted resolving disputes outside of court?

How is the scheme promoting other methods of dispute resolution out of court? A new drive to promote settling disputes outside of court has been launched by the Government with the aim of promoting mediation as an alternative to court proceedings.…

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The Court’s Treatment of Short Marriages

The court’s equal sharing principle in financial remedy cases was established in the House of Lords two decades ago. It strived for equality and sought to eliminate discrimination between two spouses in their respective roles by ensuring that the…

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How the Courts Calculate Reasonable Immediate Needs in Maintenance Pending Suit Cases

If you have separated from your matrimonial partner and are waiting for your divorce proceedings to finalise, you can apply for interim financial support to help you get by during this period. This is called a Maintenance Pending Suit and involves…

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Covid: Pandemic pet boom prompts ‘pet-nup’ advice

Given working dynamics have changed due to the pandemic with more people working from home, looking after a pet has never been easier. So, are ‘pet-nups’ the new thing? Statistically, there has been a rise in pets with pet prices also increased…

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The Enforceability of Recitals in Family law Consent Orders. Has anything changed since the case BSA v NVT?

The case of BSA v NVT [2020] EWHC 2906 (Fam) has sought to address enforceability issues surrounding recitals as part of a consent order made in financial remedy proceedings (family law financial orders made on divorce). The judgment brings…

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Civil Partnership vs Marriage: Which is right for you?

A civil partnership is a legal relationship entered into by two people which is registered and provides couples with the same legal rights and duties that they would have in a lawful marriage. Civil partnerships may offer couples a modern…

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BREAKING NEWS: Changes to divorce law will come into force on 6 April 2022

It has been announced today by ministers that the long-awaited Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force on 6 April 2022. Significantly, this means that couples can file for a ‘no-fault divorce,’ so it will be possible to…

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Framing Britney Spears – What does a Conservatorship look like in the UK?

Kat Jayne 2017 As a major legal topic under public scrutiny right now, the US conservatorship system has been explored in a new documentary, Framing Britney Spears. A harrowing and upsetting watch, the film highlights how the conservatorship of…

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Blanchards Law featured in local newspaper

Blanchards has been featured in the Henley Standard to mark our office move onto Market Place. The article describes the new office, our services and the journey Punam Denley has been on to make Blanchards Law the success it is now. “Family law is…

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