If you have a personal injury claim to make, it’s essential that you keep hold of all the relevant documents and evidence to heighten your chances of success. The documents that you need may be determined by the nature of the accident, but you should always gather as much evidence together as you possibly can to prove that the other person or organisation was at fault. Your solicitor will usually be able to tell you whether you have gathered sufficient evidence to make a successful claim likely.
Last month saw a new, combined family court system coming into force in England and Wales, replacing the previous three tier system. The associated reforms are intended to simplify family law proceedings, make them easier for the public to access and understand, and make better provision for children caught up in legal disputes. They include the following major changes:-
Getting divorced is never a simple, pain-free process – especially when children are also involved. Emotions run high, agreements can be stressful, and children are often in the thick of it. However, thanks to the Children and Families Act being granted Royal Assent last month, vulnerable children will be at the very centre of the family justice system, and therefore be much better protected from now on.
Parental care is the term used to describe your legal duty to care for your children. If you are a mother, you will automatically be expected to provide care for your biological children. However, if you are a father, you will only usually be expected provide care for your children if you are married to their mother and/or listed on their birth certificates.
When a marriage deteriorates to the point that divorce is inevitable, the stress and heartache involved can be profound. Agreeing on a division of assets and who will get custody of children can take a heavy toll on all the family, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Divorce mediation allows you and your spouse to take control of the situation by opening a direct line of communication between you both. With the help of an impartial third-party, you can resolve your disagreements amicably in order to limit the distress a break up can cause.