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Divorce Articles

Divorce – “If I get the children, do I get the house?”

Author: Garner & Hancock

The children needs and the spouse looking after them have priority need, but the judge takes into account the other spouses needs also, although these may be postponed in favour of the spouse with the children.

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Divorce – What happens to the possessions brought into marriage

Author: Garner & Hancock

Courts usually take them into consideration if the marriage is short (usually under 6 years, this is a rule of thumb) and no children.

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Shared Parenting – A myth or reality?

Author: Garner & Hancock

Fair or not, accusations that the family courts are biased towards women are nothing new. Organisations like Fathers 4 Justice promote an idea that courts will necessarily side with the mother in a disputed residence or contact hearing. While it is true that the mother is more often than not the parent with care, there is no legal or practical reason why there should be any imbalance in this way.

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Filed in Article library: Divorce,Family Law,Grandparent Visiting Rights,

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Will they, won’t they?

Author: Garner & Hancock

The current law allows you to be divorced only if one of the conditions set out in law are met. Most of these put blame on one of the parties. Accusations as to who is at fault, at a time when feelings are running high, can make it more difficult to reach an agreement that works for both spouses.

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Arbitration – a cheaper alternative to Family Court

Author: Garner & Hancock

Add a more personal feel to the proceedings after a marriage breakdown. In its most simplistic form, Arbitration is generally a quicker, more cost-effective, flexible and versatile option than court proceedings

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Filed in Article library: Dispute Resolution,Family Law,Mediation,

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