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Sir Nicholas Wall, President of the Family Division, has raised concerns about separating parents who involve children in their own personal disputes. He is quoted as saying: “Parents, in my experience, often find it difficult to understand that children both love and have loyalty to both parents. There is nothing worse, for most children, than for their parents to denigrate each other… each parent represents 50% of the child’s gene pool.” He went on to say: “If a child is made to feel by...

Solicitor Paul Jordan summarises the law governing how a Civil Partnership which has come off the tracks can be brought to an end. Paul is always happy to answer legal queries and provide initial guidance without charge, so if you are looking for top quality legal advice on civil partnership dissolution in the south west (including Devon, Somerset and Cornwall) then contact Paul by phone or email. Ending a Civil Partnership Civil Partnerships came into operation in the United Kingdom in December...

Family Law solicitor, Paul Jordan, assesses the growing importance of pre-nuptial agreements If you are looking for a pre-nuptial agreement solicitor in North Devon, give us a call on 0808 139 1606. We will be happy to provide you with free initial guidance and details of our fees In a recent survey of specialist family solicitors, almost 70% predicted a rise in people seeking advice on a pre-nuptial agreement, or ‘pre-nup’, before tying the knot. They were once regarded with scorn as an...

Domestic violence solicitors in North Devon, Slee Blackwell, take a look at the types of court order that can help protect victims of domestic violence. This article was revised and updated in January 2020. If you are looking for experienced domestic violence solicitors in North Devon then please contact Cathy O’Grady on FREEPHONE 0808 139 1606 for a free initial chat or email her at [email protected]  The law on Domestic Violence has change over recent years. A new offence of Coercive Control was introduced back in 2015 which broadened...