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Divorcing with dignity and ending the blame game

18th October 2018

“It doesn’t seem right that a law that was passed in 1973 is still today, trapping people in a loveless marriage,” says Helen Shaw, an experienced family law solicitor at Tallents Solicitors in Mansfield.

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Over 2 million children in England are classed as living ‘vulnerable lives’

6th August 2018

An updated study on childhood vulnerability has been published by the Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield, and it makes for sobering reading.

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Living together but not married? Should you consider a Cohabitation Agreement?

25th July 2018

“Couples who live together but aren’t married should seriously consider making a Cohabitation Agreement,” says Helen Shaw, an experienced family law solicitor at Tallents Solicitors in Mansfield.

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‘Meal ticket for life’ divorce ruling signifies a change in how courts regard maintenance payments

14th May 2018

A recent high-profile divorce ruling scrapped future maintenance payments by an ex-husband to his ex-wife.

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Low-conflict divorces – keeping it civil

16th March 2018
Figures released last year by the Office for National Statistics have shown that while divorces of opposite-sex couples increased 5.8% in 2016 compared with 2015, actual divorce rates in 2016 were over 20% lower than the peak in divorce rates in 2003 and 2004. “Divorce is stressful enough when it’s just the two of you involved,” says Helen Shaw, an… Read more