Author: Julie Slater-Williams

Child Maintenance – What do Single Parents Really Think of the Service?

November 17th, 2023

As a Family Solicitor of over 20 years’ experience, I have dealt with a lot of single parents.  There has always been mixed reviews over the service of the Child

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Child Maintenance – what should every parent – paying or receiving it know?

November 6th, 2023

We are frequently asked about the issue of child maintenance when parents separate.  There is a lot of misinformation found online and parents do not often know what the Law

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Children’s passports where parents are separated

October 9th, 2023

There is often some concern about the issue of a child’s passport when the parents are separated. How to apply for the passport: The guidance provides that if the application

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Minimum Age for Marriage

August 30th, 2023

It is no longer possible for under 18s to marry The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022, which gained Royal Assent in April last year, came into force

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Coercive control – the effect on Family Law cases

June 16th, 2023

The purpose of coercive control Domestic abuse isn’t always physical. Coercive control is an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that

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My children want to choose where to live – can they?

May 26th, 2023

The Court operates a no order presumption when it comes to where children live.  In other words: it won’t make an order unless it is necessary.  So if you can

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Financial Planning in Divorce: Q&A with a Financial Planner

April 26th, 2023

Working through financial decisions during a divorce can be a challenging—not to mention, emotional—process. For many, working with a financial planner can prove to be enormously helpful.  The family support

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Reporting in the Family Courts – a change on the horizon

March 27th, 2023

The President of the family division reported in 2021 on the issues concerning transparency in family proceedings.  He said: “My overall conclusion is that the time has come for accredited

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Should I do my own Divorce?

February 9th, 2023

Is it ok to do your own Divorce? Times are tough, and we all find ourselves trying to find ways to save money.  Is a DIY divorce a good way

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November 8th, 2022

We at Keelys often start our process with divorcing / separating couples with conversations about interim arrangements for finances.  For example: Who will pay the bills?  When will you each

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The Emotional Strain of Divorce.  Awareness on World Mental Health Day – 10th October 2022.  

October 10th, 2022

The Family department at Keelys LLP have many years’ experience dealing with clients experiencing one of the most stressful times of their lives. We are highly experienced in unfolding the

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Domestic Abuse and the Impact of the Economic Crisis

October 5th, 2022

Figures from Women’s Aid recently revealed that 73% of women said the economic crisis has made it harder for them to leave their abusive partner physically or financially.  ( A

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