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What are the Legal Grounds on which people can get divorced? – The “Basics”

Annie Boxer

Posted by Annie Boxer | Paralegal
On 23rd July 2018

The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 governs the current law on divorce in England and Wales. The law states that the petitioner of the divorce, i.e. the person who starts proceedings, must be able to evidence that the marriage has irretrievably broken down – this is the sole ground for divorce – and in addition this must be evidenced on proof of one of the following five.

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What is an occupation order?

Beth Goodall

Posted by Beth Goodall | Paralegal
On 13th June 2018

You can obtain an occupation order under the Family Law Act 1996. It confers, declares, restricts or regulates rights of occupation in the family home.

There are five different sections under which an application for an occupation order can be made…

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What are Grandparents legal rights to see grandchildren?

Remyhs Baker

Posted by Remyhs Baker | Solicitor
On 4th June 2018

Sometimes breakdown in relationships can result in children missing out on seeing grandparents, aunts and uncles and other family members. This can have a detrimental impact on children who have a close bond with their family members, especially grandparents.

As family law solicitors we often get approached by grandparents asking what their rights are when it comes to seeing their grandchildren. It is important to point out that the current law does not give grandparents an automatic legal right to see their grandchildren. But, this does not mean there are no options. Grandparent can ask the court for permission (leave) to apply for a child arrangements order giving them time with their grandchildren.

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