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I Brought Up My Partner’s Child, What Are My Rights? Julia Cluley discusses with Lawyer Monthly

In a recent article, published by Lawyer Monthly, Valemus Law’s Julia Cluley, looks closely at the rights and responsibilities someone has if they have been left to bring up their partner’s child after the relationship has ended. Within her article Julia discusses how someone would go about getting parental responsibility for a child that isn’t [...]

By |2022-07-18T13:15:46+00:00July 18th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Family law partner Joanna Abrahams considers the issues surrounding annulment and same sex couples

In her recent article for Solicitors Journal, Joanna Abrahams looks closely at the laws around annulment, which is also known as nullity. An annulment can be applied for one of two grounds: that the marriage was never legally valid or that it was valid but was voidable. One of the reasons a marriage might be voidable [...]

By |2022-07-05T13:38:48+00:00July 5th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Divorce Filings Soar

The court service has disclosed that the number of people filing for divorce has increased from 6,764 in April 2021 to 12,978 in April 2022, which most are attributing to the coming into force of “no-fault divorce” laws   However, it might not be that simple, covid has also without doubt impacted on relationships, whilst [...]

By |2022-07-05T14:15:49+00:00July 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Manisha Hurchurn explains the biggest changes to family law in the past 20 years

With the Queen celebrating the Platinum Jubilee, Manisha Hurchurn wrote about how family law has been transformed since the 2002 Golden Jubilee. The article by Manisha, who is a family and children law specialist at Valemus Law, was published by Today’s Family Lawyer. In her piece, Manisha explains the legal changes regarding parental responsibility brought [...]

By |2022-06-08T12:57:51+00:00June 8th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Joanna Abrahams features in Today’s Family Lawyer discussing the prevention of fraudulent divorces

Recent news that ex-Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner admitted to faking papers to obtain two divorces in 2000 and 2014 respectively, prompted Valemus Law Family Partner Joanna Abrahams to write an article looking closely at the rise of e-signature and no-fault divorce in the prevention of fraudulent divorce. Within her article Joanna looks closely at the introduction [...]

By |2022-05-12T12:43:18+00:00May 12th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

No Fault Divorce – The Final Countdown – less than one week away!

As has been extensively reported in the media we head into a new dawn in dealing with the introduction of the no-fault divorce on 6th April 2022. It is hoped that this long-awaited legislation will reduce the acrimony previously experienced as a result of having to cite fault (unreasonable behaviour or adultery) on the part [...]

By |2022-04-01T14:39:44+00:00April 1st, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Joanna Abrahams features on BBC Radio discussing fraudulent divorce

This weekend, Valemus Law’s Family and Children Partner Joanna Abrahams appeared on BBC Radio Three Counties discussing the issues around fraudulent divorce.   Joanna’s comments were prompted by a recent case relating to a woman who was unaware that she was divorced for 12 years, after her signature was forged on official documents. Rachpal and Kewal [...]

By |2022-04-01T12:58:39+00:00February 28th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What the lease of your flat doesn’t tell you #4

In this article, I look at the right of the tenants to take over the management of the property. This may well be useful where it is not possible to compel the landlord to sell the freehold, perhaps because a substantial number of the flats are still rented out.

By |2022-03-14T01:11:59+00:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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