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Family Mediation at Sampson Coward Solicitors

Thursday, 17 July 2014 | posted in Family

Family Mediation is a voluntary process where a couple (or other family members) choose to meet with a neutral third person, a Mediator, to help them resolve issues themselves...

Child maintenance Changes

Wednesday, 04 June 2014 | posted in Family

All new applications for child maintenance are now dealt with by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) rather than the Child Support Agency (CSA).

Same Sex Couples

Thursday, 22 May 2014 | posted in Family

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 came into force on 13 March 2014. As a result same sex couples can now marry either in a civil ceremony or religious ceremony...

Important changes to Family Law from 22 April 2014

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | posted in Family

From 22 April 2014 a new Single Family Court will deal with all family proceedings, and the Children and Families Act 2014 brings in changes to both public and private law in children cases.

How do I dissolve a Civil Partnership?

Monday, 16 December 2013 | posted in Family

To start proceedings you need to have a Civil Partnership of more than one year in length.

How do I arrange child maintenance after separating from my partner?

Friday, 18 October 2013 | posted in Family

Child maintenance is regular, reliable financial support that helps towards a child's living costs.

How do I sort out the financial aspects of my divorce?

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 | posted in Family

The Decree Absolute at the end of the divorce proceedings officially ends the marriage but it does not dismiss the possible financial claims that a married couple have against each other.

What is ‘parental responsibility’ and how do you get it?

Monday, 13 May 2013 | posted in Family

Parental responsibility is the rights and powers that a parent has to make decisions about a child’s up-bringing; for example, important decisions such as medical treatment, religion and education in respect of the child.

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