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Adrian Dalton

Court.

Advice on challenging an allegation of assault

My son has been accused of assaulting his partner. Every time they fall out she makes false allegations, she has even admitted it to the police before. He doesn’t have Legal Aid and he hasn’t received any paperwork about his trial, which is next month. How do we prove that she is a liar?

Crime
The challenges of when a marriage breaks down.

The challenges of a marriage breakdown and what happens to the family home

I have been considering separating from my partner of 15 years for quite some time now as I believe our marriage has broken down.
However, I have never spoken to my partner about this as I have a number of concerns and my main worry is the house as I do not know what would happen or what options I may have.
I am worried my son who is aged 11 and I may end up homeless, what can I do?

Family
The Coroner's Court.

Legal Eagle: Why a post-mortem can be held

A relative recently died in hospital. I am her next of kin. I was surprised to be contacted by someone from the coroner’s office telling me there was going to be a post-mortem. Can they do this without my permission and why is it required?

Opinion

Legal Eagle: The grounds for a divorce needed to end a marriage

My husband and I have been married for three years. Over the past year our relationship has gone downhill due to my husband’s alcoholism which has resulted in heated arguments witnessed by our young children. I have ensured that the house is in my sole name, how do I get a divorce and does he have any financial right to the home where the children and I live?

Family
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