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John Roberts

John Roberts

John is a partner with Austin Lafferty Ltd and has been with the firm for over 10 years. He has experience in all areas of family law, including divorce and separation, adoption and contact. John believes in amicable negotiation in all his cases. This would apply both in assisting clients in finding suitable arrangements for any children and also in cases where financial settlement is the main issue of concern. In addition, John assists in legal matters relating to the death of a family member or friend, advising on the various processes required depending on whether or not the deceased made a will. He also provides advice on all aspects of conveyancing from buying a house, remortgaging or selling a property.

Divorcing couples in England and Wales are to receive new guidelines explaining how their property and income is likely to be distributed by the courts as a result of their divorce, the Government has announced.

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First same sex weddings

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

The first same sex weddings in the UK took place at the weekend, with the coming into force of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act. The Act only applies to England and Wales – same sex couples wishing to marry in Scotland will have to wait until similar legislation comes into force here.

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The long-running divorce dispute between the Aga Khan and his wife appears to have finally been resolved, ten years after proceedings first began, reports the Telegraph.

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Around 47% of men disagree that a gay male couple can do as good a job bringing up children as a man and a woman, in contrast to 30% of women.

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Fathers admit to paternity doubts

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

A new study has found that around a tenth of British fathers have doubts over the paternity of their children, reports the Daily Mail.

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The laws relating to marriage in Scotland have recently undergone a fundamental change with the passing of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act.

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Sweeping changes to the child maintenance system that will see charges introduced for both parents are set to go through Parliament this week – but single parent charity Gingerbread is calling on MPs and Lords to oppose the plans.

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A recent landmark ruling on ‘habitual residence’ by the UK’s Supreme Court is expected to have an impact on future international child custody battles.

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Prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly common amongst couples who are keen to avoid disputes developing over custody of a family pet should they divorce or separate, reports the Telegraph.

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The issue of parental child abduction has recently been in the spotlight after figures released by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) revealed a sharp rise in the incidence of cases.

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A large majority (80%) of “grey divorcees”, people who divorced at the age of 50 or older, say they will delay their retirement because they need to work longer than planned, and more than half (62%) say their post-divorce savings and investments will no longer be adequate to fund their retirement, according to new research from Investors Group.

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Single-parent charity Gingerbread has warned that hundreds of thousands of children could lose over £70 of child maintenance per year in collection charges, based on the Government’s latest statistics on child maintenance collection.

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The vast majority (87%) of fathers who don’t live with their children say that they continue to have contact with them, and close to half (49%) say that their children stay with them on a regular basis, on weekends and during school holidays, new research has revealed.

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The government has confirmed that it intends to deduct a proportion of child maintenance from families who need to use the new child maintenance collection service.

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An insight into inheritance in Britain

Posted by on in Wills and Estates

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has given an interesting insight into inheritance across Great Britain.

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Councils must protect vital money for children in the poorest families – by keeping child maintenance out of council tax support calculations, single-parent charity Gingerbread has said.

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New figures show that almost 4,000 children in care in England were adopted in 2012 - an increase of 15% and the highest ever since records began.

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Academics have, for the first time, found firm evidence of a link between domestic violence and ‘Old Firm’ football matches.

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A recently published report has revealed a startling rise in the number of divorces and separations taking place in Ireland.

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Hundreds of millions of pounds for children are at risk under child maintenance reforms, according to single parent charity Gingerbread.

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