30 Jul, 2018

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I am separating from my partner. Will I have to go to court to resolve things for the children? What are the other options?

Separating is always tough, particularly where there are children involved. You will need to work through who the children will live with and what time they will spend with the

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25 Jul, 2018

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Unreasonable behaviour as a ground for divorce and the case of Owens v Owens

It is rare as lawyers that we wait with bated breath for a Judgment but it was mouths agog in our office this morning when the judgment on this widely

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22 Jun, 2018

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Celebrating 15 years of the Hague Adoption Convention in the UK

On 1 June 2003, the Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (1993 Hague Convention) came into force in the UK. The purpose of

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11 May, 2018

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Getting divorced? Check out our five most frequently asked questions about sorting the finances

Will I keep my home? Your family home is not just an asset, but the place where you live (or have lived) together, and where you may be raising your

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25 Apr, 2018

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University of Manchester to launch new study on the ‘unscripted’ role of sperm and egg donors

The University of Manchester are launching a new research study to explore the social implications of donating sperm or eggs and the effects their decision to donate has on their

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25 May, 2017

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More High Court decisions following sperm donor clinic errors

Another NGA case has been published recently, and joins the long list of other declaration of parentage cases, nicknamed the “Alphabet” cases which have been heard by the High Court.

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08 Jan, 2016

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What happens when a couple with frozen embryos divorces?

In a recent Californian case, a judge ordered that a divorced couple’s frozen embryos should be destroyed. The embryos were created after the ex-wife, Lee’s, diagnosis of breast cancer, as

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11 Aug, 2015

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We are all equal…. but are some more equal than others when it comes to grounds for divorce?

The iPM programme on Radio 4 on 1 August discussed the case of a woman who was unable to divorce her husband for adultery because he had sexual affairs with men rather

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31 Jan, 2014

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Could you be a trustee for the National Gamete Donation Trust?

The egg and sperm donation charity, the National Gamete Donation Trust (NGDT) (of which Brilliant Beginnings and Natalie Gamble Associates director Helen is a trustee), is looking for enthusiastic, motivated

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30 Apr, 2012

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Have your say! Donor satisfaction survey

NGDT wants to hear donors’ voices Last year, we blogged about The National Gamete Donation Trust (NGDT)’s Donor Satisfaction Survey trying to get  feedback from prospective egg and sperm donors. 

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