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Category Archives: Family Law

Swain & Co. welcome action on domestic violence

It’s not hard to see why victims of domestic violence withdraw complaints before cases go to court. They may be experiencing conflicting emotions, dependency on the abusive partner, fear of further abuse, pressure from the partner, their family and/or friends. When withdrawing the complaint it is hard for police to press charges without the victims…
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Combating Domestic Violence at GP surgery is ‘cost effective’

New research suggests that combating domestic violence from training GP surgery staff could reduce its instances and be more cost effective to the NHS. The aim of the study was to investigate whether IRIS (Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) which is training and support intervention to improve the response of primary care to women…
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Domestic Violence: Why don’t you just leave?

This is the question that is asked time and time again to domestic violence victims. People who have not suffered from domestic violence may believe that leaving is easy and effective in stopping domestic violence situations, but all too often the leaving can either be too difficult or not the end of the nightmare. Domestic…
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2 in 5 incidents of domestic violence against men

A poll by the charity Parity has revealed that 40% of incidences of physically domestic abuse are domestic violence against men. Swain & Co.’s specialist family law and domestic violence lawyers say that domestic violence does not just have female victims, men are also affected. We commend the highlighting of the awareness of male domestic…
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Could Facebook be used as evidence in family law?

There is a growing trend in America of Facebook, Twitter and other social media messages and posts being used as evidence in family law courts. So, before you think of slating your Ex-partner online, think again. We have heard in the news of people bragging online about ‘getting away’ with crimes and where people have…
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Kim Kardashian reveals depression over divorce

Kim Kardashian has opened up to Oprah Winfrey about her split from her husband. Kim admits to feeling so low and suffering from depression at the end of her relationship. Choosing to end a relationship is a difficult time and Kim has raised awareness that people, even if they make the decision, can suffer emotional…
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Myleene Klass asks husband to avoid messy divorce

It has been reported that Myleene Klass has politely asked her estranged husband, Graham Quinn, to avoid a long, drawn our battle over her £12 million fortune. Myleene and Graham married last year after spending 11 years together and having 2 children, but announced their split last month. According to the reports, Myleene is prepared…
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Domestic Violence fears over Euro 2012

The safer Portsmouth Partnership say that research suggests that reports of domestic abuse can rise by as much as 40% when a major sporting tournament is on. Therefore domestic violence victims are being urged to speak out during Euro 2012. Swain & Co.’s specialist domestic violence team welcome the awareness of domestic violence and also…
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Sperm donor is not a secondary father

This was the outcome of a hearing at the Court of Appeal, the decision from which was published on 13th June 2012. The ruling stated that where a child is conceived by a mother and father resulting from an agreement between them that the child be brought up and cared for by the mother and…
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