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  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Changes to Legal Aid from April 2013
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    In an effort to cut the legal aid bill in England and Wales by £350m a year, the funding availability has now greatly reduced, with these changes coming in from April 2013. The restrictions in family law matters, such as divorce and custody battles, will most greatly impact on our clients. We expect this to… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Your quick guide to Child Maintenace – what you need to know
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    The court does not have jurisdiction when it comes to child maintenance. If you have a problem obtaining child maintenance from the non-resident parent (the parent your child does not live with), it is constantly late or never enough, then the Child Support Agency (CSA) is the body you need to contact.   The CSA… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    The Real Costs of Divorce
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    A recent report by the Legal Ombudsman for England and Wales showed complaints by clients in divorce and family law were higher than in any other category. Nearly a quarter of these complaints related to costs. Here at Edward Hands and Lewis solicitors we have been offering a fixed fee divorce for over a year…. Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Expert Evidence
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    Experts are often called upon in all aspects of family law; from Psychologists’ opinions in Care Proceedings and Contact and Residence disputes, to accountants’ opinions in financial disputes.  Currently under the Family Procedure Rules 2010 experts can be called upon where the court finds their evidence is “reasonable required”. Changes will come into force on… Learn more

  • Family Law in the News
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    Several recent developments in family law are worth taking a look at – here are just a few headlines from the past few weeks:  Recommendations by FCAs accepted by courts in 75% of cases  CAFCASS (the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) carried out an independent review of 170 cases from June 2012,… Learn more

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