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What are the chances of a father winning custody of children?

There has been a historic problem in the family court with Judges favouring mothers over fathers, as it was thought they would be more capable of caring for the children of the family. When two parents cannot agree where their children should live, or if one parent fears the other cannot care for the children properly, they have the option of taking the matter to Court. The Court hears both parties, and after several hearings a decision will be made about where the children live (also called custody) and when they see the non-resident parent.

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Top 5 Divorce Myths Debunked

1. I can get divorced in 6 weeks

The media reports celebrities getting a “6 week” divorce and online divorce companies say they can give you a “quickie” divorce. What they are actually talking about is a waiting period that has to happen between the second and third final stage of a divorce process.

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Good Divorce Week 28 November – 2nd December

Resolution is lobbying to raise awareness for two key areas which were highlighted in their Manifesto which was launched in February 2015:resolution family law divorce week

1. To allow people to divorce without blame

2. To allow basic legal rights for couples who live together if they separate

The ‘Good Divorce Week’ campaign runs from 28th November to 2nd December and the organisation will have 150 members lobbying in Parliament on 30th November to try to initiate changes to the justice system in a bid to make it better for modern society.

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Form E – Financial Statement on Divorce

What is a Form E?

A Form E is a detailed form setting out your financial details, including the needs of yourself and the children.  Both you and your spouse have a duty to provide full and frank disclosure in your Form E, giving full details of all your finances including; capital, income and pensions. You also need to provide a comprehensive schedule of outgoings and expenses. Download Form E and Download Expenses Schedule.

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What is an Undertaking

Undertakings are a common part of the Court process, and are defined as a legal promise to do, or not do, something. It is a promise to the Court, and if you break it there are ways that it can be enforced. If broken, you could be at risk of being fined, or put in prison for a short period of time, but these are the most extreme consequences.

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