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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.

Men and women appear to have sharply different views on whether divorce courts tend to favour men or women, according to a new survey from the USA by FindLaw.com.

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Great Britain is in the number one spot for family breakdown across Western Europe for the second year running, Marriage Foundation has said.

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Carers from across Britain are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the implementation of the Adoption and Children Act, which gave Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) couples the same equal legal rights as heterosexual adopters.

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Couples Urged to have Prenup for Pets

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

Disputes over pets are unfortunately all too common when couples separate, and therefore the Law Society is urging all pet-owning couples who are getting married or setting up home together to draw up a prenuptial agreement in relation to their pet. This will provide clarity on arrangements for both partners in the event that the relationship doesn’t work out and the couple separate.

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New Foster Families Needed in 2015

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

Fostering charity The Fostering Network has highlighted that there is a pressing need in 2015 for new foster families to provide stable, secure and loving homes for record numbers of fostered children across the UK.

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UK taxpayers are set to waste as much as £4.9 billion this year in unnecessary tax payments, including inheritance tax, according to new research by unbiased.co.uk and Prudential. The study also found that Brits are set to gift nearly £200 million more to the taxman, compared to 2014, by not making the most of tax reliefs available to them, or by not using tax-efficient savings products.

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Thousands more parents are being deterred from applying to the new Child Maintenance Service after fees were brought in this summer, single parent charity Gingerbread has warned.

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Divorce Can Impact on the Workplace

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

Divorce and separation don't just take their toll emotionally and financially, but can also have a negative impact on an individual's working life, according to a recent survey.

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