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What is Stonewalling and how does it affect relationships?

Are you experiencing stonewalling in your relationship? Stonewalling is often considered as emotionally abusive and can sometimes lead to relationship breakdown or divorce. If you are considering divorce and would like to speak with specialist divorce solicitors in the Cardiff area then please contact our team today. What is Stonewalling? What exactly is stonewalling? Stonewalling has no set definition but is often referred to as the silent treatment and involves an individual refusing to communicate with another person, often their partner, husband or wife.  Individuals stonewall for many reasons, and whether or not it is intentional, it can cause significant distress for

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What is ‘No Fault’ Divorce – The Latest Law Changes Explained by our Family Law Solicitors.

Find out from our family law solicitors in Cardiff how no-fault divorce will work in England and Wales. The changes came into effect on 6 April 2022. The Divorce, Dissolution, and Separation Bill is one of the most significant advances in divorce law for over half a century. Here is a brief overview of how those thinking of divorce could be impacted and how to get a no-fault divorce. Divorce can be granted without blame The most important element of no-fault divorce is the removal of fault or blame from the divorce process. Under the new law, if the couple

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Taking children on holiday – do I need my ex’s permission?

Our Cardiff family law solicitors look at one of the popular questions asked at this time of year by separated parents – Do I need my ex-partner’s permission to take my children on holiday? With restrictions from the pandemic coming to an end and summer holidays nearly upon us, more families are wanting to take their children on a summer holiday. This can be more difficult for separated families. Individual Circumstances When it comes to the question ‘do I need my ex-partner’s permission to take my children on holiday?’, this will depend on the individual circumstances of you and your

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Parental Responsibility – Key points discussed by our Cardiff family law solicitors.

Find out from our family law solicitors in Cardiff the law surrounding parental responsibility.  Our family law solicitors look at what parental responsibility is, who has parental responsibility, how to get parental responsibility and what parental responsibility means. If you would like to speak to one of our specialist family law solicitors today please contact us. Contact First Line Family Law by Telephone or Email What is Parental Responsibility? Parental Responsibility is defined under section 3(1) of the Children Act 1989 as being: “all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in

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Hidden assets in divorce – Explained by our specialist divorce solicitors.

Are you are concerned that your spouse could be hiding assets in divorce? Our family law solicitors at First Line Family Law Cardiff look at the issue of hiding assets in divorce and how to prevent this. If you would like to speak with specialist divorce solicitors in the Cardiff and South Wales area then please contact our team today. Trying to hide money or other assets during a divorce can result in serious consequences for the person doing this, which can include penalties under both criminal and civil law.  Despite this, in some divorce cases spouses may intentionally attempt to hide

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Want an amicable divorce? Here are the tops tips from our specialist divorce solicitors

Whether you initiated the split or were completely caught off guard, divorce is never easy. If you would like to speak with specialist divorce solicitors in the Cardiff area then please contact our team today. Powerful emotions often cloud divorce proceedings. Sometimes, this can cause you to lose sight of what you want from your divorce, such as the respect of your children. It is important to follow the right divorce advice. Our experts have created a list of twelve ‘top tips’ to make the proceedings as painless as possible. Expert advice for an amicable divorce Think about mediation        If you want

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Cohesive co-parenting: top tips from First Line Family Law Cardiff

If you would like to speak to a child custody solicitor directly, then please call First Line Family Law Cardiff today to receive expert advice. What is co-parenting? Co-parenting is when two people agree to raise a child together when they are no longer in a relationship. After a divorce, the situation can be strained between you and your ex-partner. It is important to remember that you don’t stop being a parent. You both continue to have a responsibility to provide your children with a stable, secure, and safe environment in which they can flourish. Why is cohesive co-parenting beneficial to

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When Social Distancing is too close for comfort

Social distancing may mean that your everyday life has got too close for comfort. If you feel you need some friendly and understanding advice from a specialist Family Law Lawyer, then First Line Family Law can help. Self-isolating doesn’t mean you have to go through a relationship breakdown alone. We are certainly living in exceptional and unusual times. Community spirit is high, and people are pulling together to make social distancing or living apart as normal as possible. They say that you really get to know someone when you live with them. Inevitably, isolating or social distancing is going to

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