R H-N and Others (Children) (Domestic Abuse: Finding of Fact Hearings) [2021] EWCA Civ 448

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R H-N and Others (Children) (Domestic Abuse: Finding of Fact Hearings) [2021] EWCA Civ 448 Introduction R H-N and Others is a combined appeal case which came before the Court of Appeal. The appeal largely focuses on the interrelation between proceedings concerning the arrangements for children and allegations/findings of domestic abuse. The court’s ruling has produced new guidance for the family law courts in England and Wales to follow and has demonstrated a heightened focus…

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What to do when there are issues with serving a divorce petition

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Divorce: issues with service of the petition You have served a divorce petition and a sealed copy has been sent to your spouse with an acknowledgement of service form to return. Your spouse ignores the petition and fails to return the acknowledgement. What can you do about this issue? Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for general information only and reflects the position in the law at the date of publication. It does…

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Coronavirus Crisis: Family Court Publishes Guidance on Compliance with Child Arrangement Orders

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Disclaimer: The coronavirus guidance on compliance with child arrangement orders information in this article is intended for general information only about the impact of Covid-19 on child contact arrangements and reflects the position in the law at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated or relied upon as such. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied. The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary have today…

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Grandparents’ rights of access in respect to access to their grandchildren

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Grandparents do not have an automatic right of access to their grandchildren, that is, legal right to see their grandchildren if a parent denies them access. There is no legal presumption that contact with a grandparent, or any other extended family member, is in a child’s best interests. In Re A (A minor) (Grandparent: contact) [1996] 2 FLR 153 Butler-Sloss LJ presumed that a parent should have contact with their child unless there are cogent…

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Fortnite and divorce

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Fortnite and divorce We’ve gone from children stealing credit cards to the creation of questionable dance moves thanks to Fortnite but now we have hit another low. Fortnite and divorce is a thing. Reports have suggested that the game, which has pulled in over $1 billion of revenue is being blamed for irretrievable breakdowns in relationships. What is Fortnite? For those who have not yet managed to cross paths with this game, Fortnite was released…

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Wooden couple on split fabric: when will the maintenance payments end

When Does the Clock Stop Ticking and Maintenance Payments End?

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When Does the Clock Stop Ticking? In 2014, Kim Waggott was awarded a settlement of £9.76m and £175,000 in annual maintenance payments for life, after she divorced from her multimillionaire husband, William Waggott. Following the decision, Mr Waggott protested stating that the ruling was wrong on the basis that it would not encourage his wife to ever return to work. Mrs. Waggott, who stopped working in 2002, claimed that she should be entitled to a…

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About Family Law at Arlingsworth

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Here at Arlingsworth, we understand many family law related matters can be difficult and we aim to provide an absolute and professional service which is supportive, understanding and tailored to your needs. With our aim to provide an absolute service which is private, professional and confidential, and our specialists having extensive expertise across all aspects of family law, you will be reassured that our solicitors are the correct ones for you. Our family law experts…

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Polyamorous Relationships

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In the last few years, there has been a lot of news coverage on the subject of “polyamorous” relationships, or in other words, relationships comprised of more than two people. At Arlingsworth, we are finding we are helping more and more people with questions about three or four-way relationships, and so we thought we’d share our information on polyamory and where the law comes in. Is polyamory a new idea? Polyamory is not a new…

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eu referendum

A Guide to the EU Referendum

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union to be held on Thursday 23 June. In this new article, to help you understand what the EU Referendum and “Brexit” are, and discuss what leaving the EU could mean  for UK citizens and migrants. What is a referendum? A referendum is simply a vote in which almost everyone of voting age can take part in. It’s usually a…

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Personal Migration to the UK

Migrating Families now need English Level A2

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Since November 2010, non-EEA (European Economic Area) partners of British citizens or persons settled in the UK applying for a visa under the family route have been required to demonstrate that they can speak and understand basic English. Now, these persons will need to prove they can speak and understand English at A2 level. On the 18th of January, the Prime Minister announced a new English language requirement for migrant families seeking to extend their…

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