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Parenting Guide offered to separating families in Kent

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Martin Tolhurst Solicitors joins with thousands of family professionals to launch the Parenting Through Separation Guide during Good Divorce Week, an annual initiative by the family justice organisation Resolution to raise awareness of how families can...

No-fault divorce - leaving the blame game behind

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The Government has confirmed that the long-awaited Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill 2020, which introduces 'no-fault' divorces in England and Wales, will be delayed and won't be implemented this autumn. The Government is now working on a...

Preparing for Christmas with your children after you separate

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At this time of year, we often are contacted by separated or co-parenting families with questions around Christmas contact arrangements . Generally speaking, separated parents agree Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day are “ring fenced”...

Do grandparents have a right to contact with their grandchildren?

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When a couple makes the decision to separate, the breakdown of the relationship can have far-reaching consequences. Unfortunately, grandparents of any children of the relationship can suffer and even be prevented from seeing their grandchildren as often as...

Covid-19 vaccine: What if my partner objects to our child being vaccinated?

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With the COVID-19 vaccine being quickly rolled out across the UK, there are concerns among some about the long-term impact and side effects of the vaccine. As a result, some are reluctant to get the vaccine themselves or let their children be vaccinated. The...

Marriage breakdowns could head for their own lockdown

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The easing of lockdown may have been the catalyst for the announcement by billionaire Bill Gates and his wife that they were heading for divorce and separate lives, with data from Google showing a surge in searches for divorce guidance as restrictions were...

What happens to joint property when cohabitation ends?

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Separation is never easy, but if you and your former partner own property together, the situation can be even more complicated. If you have been living with a partner, but you are not married, the legal term is ‘cohabitation’. When cohabitees...

Am I entitled to a divorce?

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If you have decided to end your marriage by applying for a divorce you may be surprised to learn that there are certain criteria you need to satisfy before your application will be accepted. You may also be surprised to know that, unless you have been...

The Pandemic's Impact on Marriage and Relationships

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There are concerns that the latest spike in coronavirus transmissions may see more relationships taking a hit, after a surge in divorce enquiries following the nationwide lockdown. Back to school traditionally sees a peak in petitions for divorce, but...

What rights do absent parents have?

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There are those that say once a parent has removed themselves from the family unit, and they give up all rights and influence on how the children are then raised. This, however, is dependable upon whether the parents have acquired Parental Responsibility...

Coronavirus and the impact on contact with your child

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We find ourselves in what can only be described as unprecedented and challenging times. This is having an impact on all aspects of our lives in ways we could have never imagined. For separated parents, there is the added worry about how contact with the...

When the end of summer spells the end of marriage

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September is traditionally a time of new beginnings, with children off to school or University and parents back to work, but for many couples, the end of summer can spell the end of marriage. Lawyers often talk about ‘divorce day’ in January and...

Meet Hannah, our newly qualified solicitor!

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Congratulations to Hannah who has recently qualified as a Solicitor within our Dispute Resolution team! Hannah joined the firm in August 2013 working as an administrator during her holidays from University before successfully securing a...