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What does the UK-wide lockdown mean for separated families?

Last month, government guidelines were announced to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK. As of the 23 March, the public has been told to stay at home apart from necessary food shopping, one form of exercise a day, and work for those listed as ‘key workers’. Part of the restrictions also included not meeting family members who do not share your home.

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Divorce rates expected to spike during coronavirus lockdown

As China begins to get a glimpse of life on the other side of coronavirus, it seems that not everyone has been feeling the love during quarantine. It emerged that divorce rates in the country have soared, as couples were forced into spending time together in mandatory lockdown.

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Can children put themselves up for adoption?

Adoption laws are sensitive and include a number of technicalities. They must take into account the rights of both children and parents, making them understandably difficult. This means that a lot of people are unaware of the complex laws which surround adoption.

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1 in 10 Children Risk Losing Family Law Protections Under Brexit

Research conducted by a Scottish children’s charity, Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights), has revealed that the European Union Withdrawal Bill will risk the rights of children in the country.

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Divorce agreement not found to be ‘unfair’, despite lack of legal advice

A woman has won her appeal against a sheriff’s ruling that the pre-divorce agreement that she made with her former spouse was ‘unfair’. The sheriff ruled that it was not a fair agreement, because her ex-husband had signed the agreement without having received any legal advice.

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