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Located in Plymouth, Devon, C&C Family Law was established as a specialist practice in 2007 by accredited family lawyers Celia Charlton and Samantha Cook

We provide advice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, children, prenuptial agreements and collaborative law.

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Divorce & Separation
Grandparents Rights
Finances on Divorce & Separation
Collaborative Law
Civil Partnership Dissolution
Co-habitation Agreements

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The Ipswich Building Society has eased its approach to divorcees who are seeking a mortgage based on income which includes an element of child maintenance. The Building Society announced that 100% of income from child maintenance taken into account when assessing affordability, provided it is supported by the Child Support Agency or court order and  [ Read More ]

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The aim of mediation is not to try to rescue a failing relationship. The mediator’s role is to provide independent, professionally support to help you and your ex work towards an agreement about issues like the arrangements for your children or sorting out what to do about financial issues like what to do with your  [ Read More ]

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The Civil Partnership Act 2004 states: ‘Two people are not eligible to register as civil partners of each other if … they are not of the same sex.’ This means that civil partnerships are only available to same sex-couples. This restriction is being challenged this week by a heterosexual sex couple. They consider that the  [ Read More ]

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After parents separate, there can be changes in their lives which result in a need to relocate, either within the United Kingdom or to move abroad. There can be disputes when one parent wants to move with their child and the other parent objects. Until recently, the existing law suggested that there should be a  [ Read More ]

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At the end of December 2015, the new offence of coercive or controlling behaviour was introduced.  Controlling or coercive behaviour causes someone with whom the perpetrator is in an intimate or family relationship to either: fear that violence will be used against them on at least two occasions; or or experience serious alarm or distress  [ Read More ]

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The current rules about divorce require couples to wait at least two years unless one spouse makes allegations of adultery or unreasonable behaviour again the other.  Currently over half of all divorces are fault based.  This can increase hostility in situations which are already difficult. The hope is that we can move away from fault  [ Read More ]

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Duncan Bannatyne tried to obtain an injunction to stop a newspaper reporting that he gave false evidence to a court in 2012. The report relates to information which Mr Bannatyne gave about the terms of a business agreement, when he was divorcing his second wife, Joanne. Judge David Hodge rejected the request for a gagging  [ Read More ]

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In the UK, to rely on allegations of adultery in a divorce, you need to show that your spouse has had sexual intercourse with a person of the opposite sex and you find it intolerable to live with them as a result. This means that an affair with a person of the same sex would  [ Read More ]

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Jul 28

Court fees

The Ministry of Justice has announced that it intends to increase the fees for issuing divorce proceedings from £410 to £550. The same fee applies to applications for a decree of nullity or, in the context of civil partnership, for a dissolution order or nullity order. If you need advice about divorce or separation, give  [ Read More ]

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The Court of Appeal has upheld an order that all of a couple’s £550,000 assets should be awarded to the wife. After the couple’s separation in 2011, the Husband moved to Bahrain and failed to pay any child maintenance for their two children, who remained living with their mother. The Judge at first instance awarded  [ Read More ]

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