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No Fault Divorce Bill receives Royal assent


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When a marriage breaks down, the parties involved are often driven to blame each other for the breakdown of the relationship in order to achieve a divorce more quickly. It has also been assumed that blaming the other spouse may lead to a better financial settlement or a more favourable agreement over the children.


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Contact during the coronavirus pandemic


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We are certainly going through difficult times at the moment, and I hope that you are well, and that the current coronavirus situation isn’t causing you too much stress. As a family lawyer, I have been asked about how the current rules about social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic might affect any current arrangements that are in place around contact with children.


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Social Media boasts cost in divorce settlement



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Social media has much to answer for; and one property tycoon probably rues the day that he shared images of his lavish lifestyle. The tycoon, who was in the process of obtaining a divorce, 


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Domestic Violence Funding Announced


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Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP, has promised more support for victims of domestic violence, announcing 75 projects across England and £16.6million being made available to help survivors.

In October 2019, it was also announced that in 2021 councils across England will have a legal duty to provide essential,


Musician’s future income declared exempt from Financial Remedy Agreement


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Band royalties and future income of artists are not considered as part of a financial remedy order, according to a recent judgement.

A recent case heard considered the case of a bass player in a well-known band,


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Civil Partnership an option for opposite sex couples


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Civil Partnership has been an option for same sex couples since 2006, but opposite sex couples have been fighting for the right to enter into civil partnerships for almost as long. In December 2019,


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Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill reintroduced


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Divorce, Dissolution and Marriage Bill illustrated by signing papers

After the original Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill was shelved during the proroguing of parliament and general election of 2019, it was reintroduced into parliament on 7 January 2020.

The Bill, which has been designed to put an end to the ‘blame culture’ that surrounds divorce,


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Cohabitation Rights – still a long way away


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Couple holding hands - cohabitation rights for Gillbanks Law

Family lawyers have been eagerly awaiting new legal cohabitation rights for couples for some time now, but despite the introduction of the Cohabitation Rights Bill to the House of Lords in March 2019, so far there has been little progress in this complicated area of law.


Children’s cases – will the Judge take my criminal record into account?


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Children’s cases need special treatment – so if you are involved in a case concerning children, yes, the court will  need to know about any criminal records you may have, or previous involvement with the police. 


Why Gillbanks Family Law are experts in divorce and separation advice


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Gillbanks Family Law have given us a small insight into the expert advice and guidance they provide for those going through the inevitably complex and sensitive process of divorce or separation

“When a relationship breaks down one party might be ready to move on but the other party may still be struggling to come to terms with the separation,