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Category Archives: Family Law

Police to extend Domestic Violence Protection Orders in Manchester

New police powers to stop domestic violence abusers from contacting or entering their partner’s home have been extended across Greater Manchester following successful trials. The Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) force an offender to leave the residence and stay away from the victim. More than 180 orders were issued in North and South Manchester, Oldham,…
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Another celebrity bitter divorce?

News has broken that Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from Tom Cruise in a New York Court. The rumours of a bitter divorce have already started circulating. Katie Holmes has apparently filed the divorce in a New York Court as they are reluctant to give warring parents joint custody of a child over concerns…
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Coalition heading for quickie divorce? Perhaps use mediation

This week saw the launch of the Coalition Government’s election campaign but may feel that more precisely it indicates the road to a quickie divorce as the parties no longer talk of a centre-right alignment. The marriage is ending; perhaps they could take notice from their own recommendations for divorcing couple and use mediation. Ok,…
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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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