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Family | 6th April 2021

Non-payment of child maintenance: What happens if a parent doesn’t...

Under a child maintenance arrangement, child maintenance is usually paid by the parent who does not have day-to-day care of the child or does not...

Sharon Powell

Partner, Head of Family
Family | 20th January 2021

Remote family court hearings – how do they work?

The introduction of social distancing in response to the coronavirus outbreak has caused disruption to many vital services – including in the justice system. Many...

Sharon Powell

Partner, Head of Family
Family | 19th November 2019

Grandparents are for Christmas too

For many families in these hectic times, especially where both parents work, being able to call upon other family members to assist with the day...

Sharon Powell

Partner, Head of Family
Family | 3rd January 2017

Getting rocky relationships through tinsel-time

The family-focus of Christmas is often followed in January with news of unhappy couples who decide to call it quits, leading to so-called Divorce Day,...

Sharon Powell

Partner, Head of Family
Family | 3rd October 2016

Life lessons from headline breakdowns

Watching others acting out the ending of a marriage on a public stage can provide a valuable lesson on how to ‘uncouple’ with least pain...

Sharon Powell

Partner, Head of Family
Family | 1st April 2016

Rising costs of divorce encourage couples to ‘nest’ together

Splitting couples are facing a further rise in the cost of divorce with a big increase in court fees, and many are facing up to...

Sharon Powell

Partner, Head of Family