• New Research Highlights Diversity Of British Families

    Research carried out by Netmums shows that 60% of British families have married parents with their own biological children. Therefore 40% of families are made up of different structures.   The research shows that there are 35 different types of families recognised in Britain today: 20% of families have unmarried parents 10% have a single parent 1 in 111 families are headed by gay, bisexual or transgendered parents 6% of families have biological and step-children living together   At Family LawAssociates, we advise and assist all kinds of families with a wide range of issues which may be affecting them. …

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  • Getting the get

    A Get is a Jewish divorce which is required by Jewish couples in addition to the civil divorce. When Jewish couples marry, the civil and religious requirements are combined in one ceremony but this is not the case when divorcing. If the Get is not obtained and there is only a civil divorce, the couple will remain married for Jewish purposes and neither party can have a religious remarriage. The failure to obtain a Get can have serious consequences for the parties and any future children they may each have. It is therefore vital for the Get to be obtained. …

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  • Family Law Associates LLP secures top accolade from National Law Society

    We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the National Law Society’s Law management quality mark, Lexcel. Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession. It is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms and in-house legal departments, which gives assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards. To gain and retain Lexcel accreditation, a practice must undergo a rigorous initial, then annual, application and assessment process. This includes conducting background checks and an on-site visit from an experienced, trained Lexcel assessor. While we are proud to have secured Lexcel, it is our …

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  • Changes to the Family Court System

    The whole family court system is changing: whether or not this is for the better remains to be seen. As Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division wrote in May’s edition of Family Law, “we must do the very best we can with what we have.” This is undoubtedly true but the changes to the new system do, on the face of it, give cause for concern. It is questionable how much of the new system has come from a desire to improve the Courts and how much from budgetary concerns.   Currently, solicitors consider each case and decide …

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