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Divorce on the rise?

Authored by The Family Law Co.

According to the Office of National Statistics there was an 18% rise in divorces in 2019.

Figures just released indicate that both same sex couples and opposite sex couples saw an increase in divorce and/or dissolution.

There were 107,599 opposite-sex divorces in 2019, an increase of 18.4% from 90,871 in 2018 and the highest since 2014. For same-sex divorces the figure...

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Soap domestic abuse storylines 'all too real' says family lawyer

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With the return of soaps, two storylines in particular have highlighted the plight of those subjected to domestic abuse, says Exeter lawyer Amy Langford.

Last week the Eastenders domestic abuse plot came to a dramatic and tragic end as Chantelle tried to leave abuser Gray, resulting in her death after he walked away from her injury rather than call an ambulance. The plotline may seem...

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New report drills down into failings of family justice system

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Lawyers from The Family Law Company have welcomed the findings of a new report which looks at how the family justice system responds to allegations of domestic abuse and what must be done to ensure consistency.

Commissioned by the Ministry of Justice, the 216-page report "Assessing Risk of Harm to Children and Parents in Private Law Children Cases" draws on evidence presented in over 1...

Free webinar drills down into the issues of business and divorce

Authored by The Family Law Co.

In the fourth of a series of free ‘lockdown’ webinars offering guidance on various aspects of family law, two experienced solicitors from The Family Law Company will be looking into the complex area of business and divorce.

Director Fiona Wadey and Solicitor Sasha Walton are co-presenting the webinar on Thursday June 11 at 11am.

Fiona explains, “We’re going to look at various...

Webinar to help separated parents with co-parenting during lockdown

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Solicitors from The Family Law Company are to offer free guidance to separated parents during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The webinar takes place on Thursday April 30 from 11am to 12 noon and anyone interested is invited to register for a free place.

During the session, two specialist family law solicitors, Hannah Porter and Imran Khodabocus will clarify the facts for separated...

Covid-19: How it affects child contact if you are a separated parent

Authored by Marc Astley

Specialist family lawyer Hannah Porter from The Family Law Company explains what government recommendations about social distancing mean for separated parents deciding whether contact between children and the non-resident parent should go ahead.

Associate Solicitor Hannah says, “We are all now aware of advice regarding staying at home, social distancing. and avoiding any gatherings...

Inquiry into abusive parents’ access to children

Authored by Sue Cade

Norman Hartnell responds to news of a call for inquiry into access to children for abusive parents.

"The focus on the protection of victims of domestic violence is very welcome.

However, it will come as no surprise to hear that there are already detailed procedures in place to deal with such matters. These are the Family Procedure Rules 2010 PD 12 J that were recently...

Fundraising quiz success

Authored by Sue Cade

A charity quiz held in Plymouth raised over £1200 for local charities, the Plymouth Parent Advocacy Project and the Felber Foundation.

The event was organised by a fundraising group from a variety of businesses including The Family Law Company, Taurus Clearer Communication, Nash & Co, Wolferstans and GA Solicitors.

It was held at vintage tea parlour and bistro Rumpus Cosy,...

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Fall Ball raises thousands for Plymouth charity

Authored by Sue Cade

A seasonal ball organised by solicitors from four local legal firms was a huge success, raising £5,000 for the Plymouth Parent Advocacy Project.

The solicitors, Carrie Laws from The Family Law Company, Laura Geach from Wolferstans, Andrew Wonnacott from GA Solicitors and Peter Ash from Nash & Co put together the event at the New Continental Hotel as part of an ongoing commitment to...

Summer celebration for family law specialists

Authored by Sue Cade

The Family Law Company held a summer drinks reception at its Plymouth office in Princess Court.

The event was attended by around 30 local practitioners, barristers and clerks as a thank you for referrals received and to celebrate recent glorious weather.

Chartered Legal Executive Carries Laws, who organised the event said: “We are often in opposition at court, so it is nice to...

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