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Clean break orders and what they mean

            The terminology ‘a clean break’ means that parties to a marriage/civil partnership will have no financial ties against each other once the order has been approved by a judge and once a decree absolute has been pronounced. When...

Internal relocation within the UK and the case law

            If a parent wishes to move from one location within the United Kingdom to another and the other parent objects, you can apply to the court for a prohibited steps order or a specific issue order. This happened in a recent case...

The New Stamp Duty Consultation 2016

            As from 1 April 2016 the Government are increasing Stamp Duty Land Tax for homeowners who intend to purchase more than one property. So what does this mean for you? The increased rate of stamp duty will apply on property...

Thinking of moving abroad with your child?

            If you are considering going abroad to live with a child but you are separated or divorced from the other parent with Parental Responsibility, then unless you have a Child Arrangement Order (Residence Order) allowing you to...

Grandparents and grandchildrens contact

            The Grandparent’s Association have recently reported that up to 1 million grandchildren are denied contact with their grandparents. They also reported that the Association received more than 8,000 calls in 2014 after many lost...

What is mediation all about and why should I attend?

                There is still a lot of uncertainty about mediation and what it is all about. At AWD Law we always discuss mediation with our family law clients but we are often faced with common misconceptions and questions...

The Silver Separator and the 35 year itch…

              There has been much publicity of late in relation to older couples over the age of 50 divorcing.  Older couples, who have been referred to as ‘silver separators’ are no longer feeling the pressure from friends or family...


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