After a very wet March, lots of people are now looking to book their summer holidays and we thought it might therefore be useful to provide answers to some questions we often receive from parents following divorce/relationship breakdown in terms of what they can and cannot do. Do I need permission from my ex-partner to…

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What is a Finding of Fact Hearing?

If you are involved in an application to the Court in respect of your children, you may be faced with the Court listing the matter for what is known as a Fact Finding Hearing.  This is a type of Court Hearing in which evidence surrounding allegations is considered and the Court decides whether or not…

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Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

Martin Lewis, the money saving expert has recently reiterated the importance of making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and we thought it would be helpful to recap how a Power of Attorney works and why it is important. It is important to distinguish between making a Will which deals with your money and assets…

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Planning Together for Children

Planning Together for Children is a resource for parents and carers involved in private law family court proceedings to help them focus on putting children first when making arrangements to share parenting responsibilities. Planning Together for Children replaced the Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP) on 3rd April 2023.  It is a new course and set…

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What are pension sharing orders

Pension sharing orders divide rights under a pension scheme so that each spouse has their own independent rights under that scheme or under two separate schemes. The pension has to be capable of sharing and the rights themselves must be of a shareable kind. The vast majority of pensions are shareable. The only significant exceptions…

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