‘No Fault’ Divorce is finally coming, but what is it? From April 6th 2022, no-fault divorce will become a viable option for separating couples in England and Wales. They will be able to proceed without specifying a reason for their divorce, nor to apportion fault or blame against one party for the end of their […]
Do I have any rights to see my grandchild? Our grandparents often play a key role in our upbringing and provide vital support for our parents. Although this is recognised, culturally, there is no special right or automatic right in law for a grandparent to see or spend time with their grandchild.
What is National Family Mediation Week? Organised by the Family Mediation Council, working with Resolution, National Family Mediation Week (which took place this year between 17th January 2022 – 21st January 2022) is an opportunity to raise awareness of family mediation, and the benefits this can bring to families during an often emotional and confusing […]
What is Child Inclusive Mediation? Child inclusive mediation is a valuable process for families when a couple separates or divorces. Being in this situation can be very difficult for everyone, especially when children are involved and child inclusive mediation can improve outcomes for parents and children.
“I want a divorce – what happens next?” 5th August 2021 The past year has been hard for anyone who wants a divorce but some feel the time is finally right.
Being a Family Lawyer through a Pandemic 2020 – Reflections on an ‘unprecedented’ year; How will Divorce look in 2021 By Ian Davies 18th March 2021 The beginning of 2020 seemed like any other year in my career as a family law solicitor. I had considerations and thoughts about what I/we wanted to achieve in […]
Coping with Separation or Divorce in Lockdown We understand that going through a separation is a traumatic experience, not only for you but for your family and friends as well. The current Covid 19 situation and enforced lockdown, together with the potential for self-isolation with your ex-partner, only heightens the emotional impact.
Divorce Timeline – A Timetable for People asking “How soon can I start a Divorce?” Divorce timelines vary depending on how quickly you and your husband or wife can reach agreement on important matters. You might have to wait to start your divorce in some circumstances but, assuming you are able to go ahead straightaway, […]
Family Proceedings and Criminal Law We appreciate as a firm there is often a taboo with saying you need criminal assistance, when you have never been in trouble with the police before your marriage/relationship breakdown.
How to Get Started with a Divorce If a couple agrees that their marriage is over, obtaining a divorce is usually quite straightforward. The legal process of divorce is not complicated, but getting divorced can become complicated if you are unable to agree on practical issues.