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Talking Works November 2019

Issue 9

Welcome to the Autumn edition of Talking Works.  In this newsletter we focus exclusively on family law issues.  With the new school term starting, Victoria Mayhew considers how to resolve disputes over where a child should go to school and works through how mediation can help.  Georgie Hall provides an excellent 9-step guide to protecting children from bitter divorces. Matthew Clemence considers enforcement of Orders where one partner refuses to implement a court-ordered division of assets.  Finally, I consider the role of grandparents and their legal rights, which is fast becoming a growing area of law.

We hope you enjoy this edition.   

Kind regards

Georgina Rayment

Head of Family

Contents

Back to Skool

Autumn heralds the start of a new academic year, which can be particularly daunting for little ones facing ‘big school’ for the first time.  Families are required to manoeuvre the logistics of school hours, breakfast club, after school club and any extra-curricular activities ... Read more

9 Steps to Protect Children During a Bitter Divorce

This year has seen a 7% increase in child dispute applications being made to court, which can be stressful and damaging to children.  How parents manage and resolve conflict concerning their children is critical.  Communication is key to resolving problems and avoiding a ... Read more

Enforcement of a Financial Order

Once a court has approved a financial order it is legally binding and cannot be changed unless an appeal is upheld by a Judge.  The implication of this is that reoccurring regular payments such as maintenance payments, payments of lump sums, or transferral ... Read more

The Importance of Grandparents

It was National Grandparents’ Day earlier in October and in the Family Team we are all too aware of the important role grandparents have to play in family life, particularly the support they can offer when families break down.  In many cases grandparents are ... Read more

Georgina Rayment

Partner, Head of Family Law and Mediator

e grayment@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298344

Georgie Hall

Partner, Head of Private Client, Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator

e ghall@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298233

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Victoria Mayhew

Associate and Mediator

e vmayhew@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298350

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