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FAQ's on Family Law

What is a Child arrangements order / application?

A child arrangements order is an order from the Court setting out arrangements for your child to live and have contact time with both parents. It is not compulsory to have a child arrangements order to provide you with access to your child. Parenting agreements and contact can normally be

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What is a Financial Remedy Order or Application ?

If the separating spouses cannot agree a financial settlement of the marriage, then either spouse is able to make an application to the court to resolve matters – if alternatives to court do not work. The court would schedule a First appointment hearing within 12 to 16 weeks of a

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Do I have parental responsibility and what does it mean?

Parental responsibility means according to the Children Act “all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property”. If you are the child’s mother then you automatically acquire parental responsibility when your child is born.

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What are Pre nuptial and Post nuptial agreements?

The advantage of pre and post nuptial agreements are that they provide peace of mind where the couple wish to resolve their financial arrangements whilst they still care for each other whilst at the same time wishing to ensure that they are both protected. Provided both the couple have the

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How long should my divorce take?

An undefended divorce usually takes 6 months. A decree absolute can be applied for 6 weeks and a day after the decree nisi. It is usual to wait for all financial matters to be resolved either by agreement between the parties in a Consent Order or by a final Order

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