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Non-Molestation Orders Demystified: A Guide to Legal Protection from Domestic Abuse (24 January 2024)

Duncan Lewis’ Emma Gentry explains how the courts can shield victims from abuse, whether it’s emotional, psychological, sexual and financial  Read more...

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Navigating Post-Brexit Changes in Divorce and Finance Law for Residents of England and Wales (14 December 2023)

The UK’s split from the European Union and its effects examined by Duncan Lewis’ family law team  Read more...

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Changes to the Public Law Outline Process in the Family Division Explained (28 November 2023)

The revamped PLO should minimise hearings and ensure proceedings complete within 26 weeks  Read more...

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‘Love-bombing’: Recognising Early Signs of an Abusive Relationship (24 October 2023)

It is more important than ever to build awareness of coercive control, says Duncan Lewis' caseworker Una Graham  Read more...

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Navigating UK Divorce Law while Living Abroad as an Expat (16 October 2023)

Expert legal guidance can ensure an amicable divorce process, safeguard your property and assets for both you and your children  Read more...

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Government refusal to give honour-based abuse a statutory definition is disappointing for family law (20 September 2023)

Ministers’ rejection of a key plank of the Women and Equalities Committee’s report risks stunting progress  Read more...

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Prioritising Children's Wellbeing During Divorce or Separation (18 September 2023)

How the Planning Together for Children' Programme Can Help Parents Avoid Damaging Court Intervention  Read more...

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What happens to any assets I sold or transferred 24 months before starting divorce proceedings? (18 September 2023)

Disposals can be reversed when proven to be designed to defeat matrimonial claims  Read more...

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The Legal Aid Agency extends access to vital legal support for millions of vulnerable people (25 August 2023)

As of May 2023, the Legal Aid Agency has extended access to publicly funded legal support for vulnerable people, targeting victim of domestic abuse and children  Read more...

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Separating complex financial and ownership structures in divorce for High Net Worth individuals (22 August 2023)

Disagreements often arise as to whether the assets of a particular Trust are matrimonial and open for division between the parties, or alternatively, whether they are non-matrimonial and should be excluded from the “matrimonial pot”.   Read more...

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Navigating the Division of Cryptocurrency in Matrimonial Finance Cases (17 August 2023)

Cryptocurrency is a digital currency that can be traded without the need for a central monetary authority such as bank or government. As of 2023, there is estimated to be over 420 million cryptocurrency users worldwide.  Read more...

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The Rise of Female Genital Mutilation and the Legal Routes to Stopping it? (15 August 2023)

If you suspect someone is planning to take a child abroad for FGM contact a specialist family solicitor  Read more...

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Handbag Divorces - Dealing with the Division of Luxury Items in Divorce (9 August 2023)

Family law solicitor Jaspreet Rai explains what happens to material assets such as tech, jewellery and cars in a split  Read more...

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Who pays the legal costs in divorce? Family law questions answered (25 July 2023)

In what circumstances will I be responsible for paying my spouses legal costs in divorce? (Article and video)  Read more...

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Is your overseas divorce recognised in the UK (13 June 2023)

Not all divorces are created equal and if it is not recognised here it can cause huge problems if you want to remarry   Read more...

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Cannot agree on a school for your child with an ex-partner? Your legal rights explained. (18 April 2023)

Separated couples often disagree over a child’s schooling so it is vital you both know your rights, says Duncan Lewis solicitor Amanda Willmore  Read more...

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New ‘No Fault‘ Divorce Law in Practice: One Year On (5 April 2023)

Applications for divorce have soared by 50% in the past year, but the new law is not without its challenges, writes Duncan Lewis' Natalie Bapty  Read more...

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The Family Justice System and Autism – Room for Improvement (29 March 2023)

Duncan Lewis solicitor Alia Lewis, and mum to an autistic 8-year-old, looks at the issues for World Autism Acceptance Week  Read more...

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Stephen Bear’s ‘revenge porn’ case sets benchmark for future prosecutions (28 March 2023)

Jailing of reality star provides hope for victims that the offence is being taken more seriously  Read more...

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The Court of Protection assists those who lack mental capacity to make important decisions but how does it work? (20 March 2023)

When someone is deemed unable to make decisions for themselves it is vital to ensure their voice is still heard  Read more...

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No Fault Divorce and How it Works (17 February 2023)

The Duncan Lewis divorce team explain the ins and outs of the new law in an article and video  Read more...

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What are matrimonial and non-matrimonial assets, and how are they split during divorce? (3 February 2023)

Duncan Lewis' Amanda Willmore and Hemna Fargi explain the division of assets in divorce: blog/video  Read more...

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Maintenance Payment Options in Divorce Proceedings Explained (2 February 2023)

Separation is challenging enough, so it's important to know how maintenance payments work  Read more...


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