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What is a child arrangement order in a divorce or separation?
Governed by section 8 of the Children Act 1989, Child Arrangement Orders (CAO) are put in place where parents are in dispute to stipulate exactly who a child will spend time with and when, including telephone/video calls and written communication. Normally the parties to a CAO are the parents but sometimes grandparents or other relatives make such an application.
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What is a divorce financial settlement?
Achieving an amicable and fair divorce is dependent on a number of intricate and often complex factors. The division of marital finances can be the catalyst for acrimony during a divorce, but it is important to note that this too can be done fairly and amicably; there are ways to work through any difficulties with the help of your divorce solicitor.
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What to expect at your first meeting with a divorce solicitor
We understand that meeting with a solicitor can be a daunting and unusual event for many. With the added uncertainty, stress and emotion of a relationship breakdown, the lead up to an initial meeting with a divorce solicitor can result in a significant amount of apprehension.
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Good Divorce Week 2020: steps to achieving a ‘good’ divorce
This week, 30 November to 4 December 2020, is Good Divorce Week. The concept of a good divorce was coined by Resolution, an independent community of professionals who advocate the amicable resolution of family legal issues in a constructive manner.
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Steele Raymond solicitor qualifies as a notary public
Leading south coast law firm Steele Raymond is delighted to announce that Alice Toop, a solicitor in its Top-Tier Dispute Resolution team, has qualified as a notary public after two years of intensive study and exams at University College London.
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(Updated) COVID-19: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended and Job Support Scheme postponed
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday that England would go into a second lockdown, it has been confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Scheme) will be extended until December to provide support to businesses and employees during the new national lockdown.
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The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act: Temporary restrictions on winding-up petitions and statutory demands
On 24 September 2020, the UK government extended the prohibition on creditors serving statutory demands and/or presenting winding-up petitions on COVID-19 related debts until 31 December 2020 to protect businesses from insolvency during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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(Updated) Coronavirus Job Support Scheme: Five Questions Answered
Following the announcement last month by the Chancellor of the new COVID-19 Job Support Scheme (JSS) to help businesses facing reduced demand, the Government has now produced a policy paper on how the scheme will work in practice.