What happens to the family pet when their owners divorce

The covid pandemic has seen a boom in the number of households acquiring a new pet. Research suggests that pets, especially dogs and cats, can reduce stress, anxiety, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and playfulness and even improve cardiovascular health.  Caring for an animal can help children grow up more secure and active. Pets can also…

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Changes to Divorce Law

Divorce law as we know it is about to change in a big way with the much awaited Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 taking effect on 6th April 2022. Clients are asking us how this will impact upon them so we thought it would be helpful to summarise the  main changes to the procedure.…

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The last 12 months

Remote Hearings, Online Applications, and Increased Workloads – The Impact of Covid-19 on the Family Court On the 6th of January 2021, the England entered a third period of national lockdown in a bid to stop transmission of coronavirus, reduce the pressure on the NHS and save lives. However, whilst a necessary measure, this placed…

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To vaccinate children or not?

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? The new question for schoolchildren. At a time when school children are supposed to be asking questions about homework or extracurricular activities, the announcement that the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is safe for use in children 12 – 15 years old, and that they can choose to receive it irrespective…

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Nullity

Married at first sight UK has become a reality TV sensation with viewers across the UK tuning in to watch couples tie the knot with complete strangers for a daring television experiment. As this series draws to a conclusion we consider the real life question of what can you do if you realise shortly after…

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