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Woman jailed for abusing her male partner

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On behalf of Alker Ball Healds Solicitors posted in Domestic Violence on Friday, November 4, 2016.  A woman was jailed after she was found guilty of physically assaulting her male partner over a period of several months. The...

Mother raising son as a girl loses custody

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Residents in the Manchester area may have heard of the court case where a mother has had her child taken out of her care and given into the custody of his father after she raised the boy as a girl. Mermaid, a charity that provides support for young people...

Former beauty queen appeals her divorce settlement

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The most recent ex-wife of a millionaire lawyer has appealed her £3.3 million divorce settlement claiming that her former partner could be paying her twice as much as she is currently receiving. The 43-year-old former World Miss University was the...

Potential new record for U.K. divorce settlement

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The marital split of the businessman who owns the restaurants The Ivy and Le Caprice could result in the U.K.'s largest divorce settlement ever. According to reports, Richard Caring has moved out of the family home in Hampstead and is now living with the...

Equal split of assets in darts legend divorce

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The darts legend Phil Taylor has built a successful career on the back of his 16 world championship wins. But after his marriage ended two years ago, Manchester residents may be surprised to hear that the financial situation of his family reportedly left his...

New pension rules for divorced women

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The new pension system for those that retire after April 2016 has changed the way divorced women can calculate the amount of state pension that they will receive. The new regulations have been described as simpler, but divorced women in the Greater...

Practical post-nuptial agreement information

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Those of you in the Greater Manchester area who are considering making a post-nuptial agreement may be interested in some further information regarding this type of document. Although these are not legally binding in the United Kingdom, they can provide an...

Austerity cuts for victims of domestic violence

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On behalf of Alker Ball Healds Solicitors posted in  Domestic Violence  on Thursday, September 15, 2016.  Many victims of domestic violence are not receiving the assistance that they need, according to campaigners, and the...

Eddie the Eagle loses in divorce settlement

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Michael Edwards, better known as Eddie the Eagle, is divorcing his wife after 13 years together. Moviegoers in the Greater Manchester area who saw the film based on his story might assume that his fame has allowed him to live a lavish lifestyle. But the...

Importance of parental responsibility

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Parental responsibility is the legal right of adults to make decisions on behalf of a child in their care. When parents decide which school their child should attend or when a hospital asks them to sign a medical consent form prior to a procedure for their...

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