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Varying a Child Arrangements Order

It is common to find separated parents in dispute over the terms of contact with the children following the end of half-term or other school holiday. Naturally, following informal discussions between the parents, it frequently leads to one parent to feel there is no alternative but to apply to court to vary the terms of an existing child arrangements order. …

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Applications for contact by unrepresented parties swell family court system

The number of parents being forced to represent themselves in court has more than doubled in the past six years, following the scything cuts in legal aid. The latest government data revealed in 2017, 23,881 parents had no legal representation when making their application in private law proceedings for a child arrangements order, such as contact with a child . Since 2011, this figure has …

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Falling into the remarriage trap

Following the breakdown of a marriage, the parties naturally look to consider what their future may entail and in particular, how they might manage financially. Yet for some, dealing with the miasma of issues surrounding separation means that they never formalise the terms of any financial settlement with their spouse by way of a court order. The court only makes …