Family Law

What is parental responsibility?

Parental responsibility (“PR”) is defined in section 3(1) of the Children Act 1989 as “all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child, and his property”. If you are a mother, you automatically have PR for your child from birth. If you

Family Law

Remarriage

What happens if I get remarried without sorting out the finances in my divorce? It is really important to reach an agreement about dividing your assets if you are going through a divorce or dissolving your civil partnership. Even if neither you nor your ex-spouse or ex-civil partner have any significant assets, the agreement needs

Family Law

Domestic Abuse Act 2021

Domestic Abuse Act 2021 – Update Each year, there are 2.3 million victims of domestic abuse aged between 16 and 74 and two-thirds of this figure are women. In order to provide greater protection to those who have experienced domestic violence, provisions of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 (the “Act”) will come into force this

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Family Law

No-fault divorce

No-fault divorce to come into force in 2022 On 25 June 2020, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill received Royal Assent and became the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (the “Act”). The Act will come into force on 6 April 2022. The new law will allow you to apply for a divorce or dissolution