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Wendy Armstrong

No fault divorce: the biggest reform to divorce in 50 years

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Divorce laws in England and Wales are finally set to change after the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons on 17th June 2020. The bill will reform the traditional fault-based system by...

Child arrangements for the holiday period

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It’s never too early to think about child arrangements for the holiday period It is the time spent with family during the holiday season that makes it such a special time of year. However, for some families the time leading up to the holidays can...

The Parent Trap

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Do you know your rights as a step-parent? In the ever changing landscape of society, it is now commonplace for parents of children to separate or divorce, making room for new relationships and sometimes, new roles. The idea of step-parents and step-children...

How is divorce different for the over 65s?

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Divorce rates in the UK hit a 45-year low in 2018. This massive reduction was not due to the prevailing health of relationships but rather, can be attributed to the decrease in couples actually choosing to get married. As the number of applications has...

No need to point fingers as Government reforms divorce laws

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Divorce laws in England and Wales are finally set to change after the Government has announced plans to reform the traditional fault-based system by implementing a new ‘faultless’ regime. Under the current rules, couples must prove that their...

The World's Most Expensive Divorce

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It has been reported that the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, has separated from and intends to divorce his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos. The Amazon founder and CEO has a net worth of approximately $137 billion causing people to speculate as to...

For better or for worse Divorce Day is on our doorstep

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The first Monday of every new year has been tagged National Divorce Day as law firms all over the country are inundated with divorce enquiries after the pressures of the holiday season take their toll on relationships. The media sometime attribute this rise...

Family Law Commuter Clinic comes to Farnham

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We appreciate that meeting your lawyer is not always easy, and for commuters this can be difficult to fit around the working day. In recognition of the logistical issues that can be posed by our busy lives, BakerLaw are launching a Family Law Clinic from...

Financial settlements on divorce: Can you protect yourself?

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On the 18 th August 2018 more couples got married in the UK than any other day this year. Some of these couples will have implemented a pre-nuptial agreement before they tied the knot to protect themselves financially in the event the marriage comes to a...