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    • Catherine Day

    • Senior Solicitor, Family Department
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Campaign success for No-Fault Divorce

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The Family Team at Eric Robinson Solicitors supported the introduction of No Fault Divorce. We felt it vitally important for the law to allow separating couples to part as amicably as possible, without having to blame each other.

Initial Fixed Fee family interview

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Separating from your spouse or partner and need to know where you stand with the house, children, finances? The list is endless…. Our Initial Fixed Fee interview is a great opportunity for you to get the advice that you need about any...

'No Fault Divorce' - Time for a change in the Law

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Following the recent news about proposed divorce reform, the Family team at Eric Robinson Solicitors are delighted to hear further details about the reforms today - the biggest change in divorce law in 50 years! According to David Gauke, Justice...

One step closer to No Fault Divorce

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The Family team at Eric Robinson Solicitors are delighted to learn that the government will be introducing legislation to make "no fault" divorce an option for separating couples. Following the well documented case of Owens v Owens in which it...

Christmas arrangements for the children

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Now that Halloween is over, the next big event is Christmas. In addition to present buying and preparation for the day itself, parents who have separated also have to agree how the children will spend the festive period. At Christmas, emotions can often be...

Headlines relating to divorce can be misleading

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Take for example, the recent news about Ant McPartlin. Today it has been reported that he has been granted a divorce. However, when you actually read the article, it turns out that it is the Decree Nisi, the first order in the Divorce Process,...

Wedding Bells - celebration or warning?

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We have just passed the most popular day in the UK to get married – 18 th August. This means that many happy couples are now enjoying their honeymoon and thinking about spending the rest of their lives with each other. Whilst I wish every such couple...

We're all going on a summer holiday...

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...or are we? It’s that time of year – the sun’s making guest appearances, the BBQs are out, and thoughts naturally turn to our summer holidays. It should be a time to relax and unwind. However the build up can be stressful...

What rights do I have as a grandparent?

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This question is often asked and the situation is not as straightforward as you may think. For example, grandparents do not have an automatic right to see their grandchildren. Understandably, however, the Courts recognise that grandparents can play an...

Cohabitation - Fact v Fiction

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According to a recent press release from Resolution (national organisation of family lawyers), “millions of unmarried couples living together are unaware that they are at severe financial risk as a result of the current legal system”. It can be...

When your behaviour isn't unreasonable enough...

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When is behaviour not unreasonable enough? In essence, that is the question that the Court of Appeal has recently been asked to determine in the case of Owens v Owens. In summary, Mrs Owens sought a divorce from her husband, Mr Owens, of 39 years...

Lessons to be learnt for next Christmas

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Christmas is over, the decorations have been put away for another year and we are well into the start of the New Year. Whilst many will miss the celebrations and yuletide magic, for some people the farewell to stress and difficulties...