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How to adjust to life as a single parent

Life after divorce can be difficult. If you’ve got children, the transition from being part of a couple raising them under the same roof to being a single parent is big.  You might be the children’s primary carer, share their time equally with your ex-partner, or share their quality time on weekends and holidays. Whatever ...

2022-04-07T08:56:33+01:00April 7th, 2022|Children, Divorce, Family law, Relationships|

Compulsory mediation- an ongoing discussion

As Justice secretary Dominic Raab continues his campaign to prevent up to half of family law cases reaching the courts, the issue of mediation remains firmly under the spotlight. With many courts across the UK dealing with a backlog of cases (a problem exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic), the discussion of making mediation the default ...

2022-03-28T16:58:20+01:00February 23rd, 2022|Family law, Mediation|

Why is marriage on the decline?

According to the ONS, the number of opposite-sex marriages in 2021 was the biggest decline in several decades, falling by 47% since 1972.  These figures represent a long-term decline in the number of people choosing to get married, but what’s behind the change in attitude? Let’s take a look.  A symptom of the pandemic? Some ...

2022-03-28T16:58:25+01:00February 14th, 2022|Family law|

The no-fault divorce – what you need to know

On 6 April 2022, the no-fault divorce is due to come into force. This is a welcome change for the legislation’s supporters who believe it to be a real step forward when it comes to reducing conflict in the event of a marital breakdown.   We’ve previously written about the no-fault divorce, exploring what it is, ...

2022-03-28T16:58:30+01:00February 8th, 2022|Divorce, Family law|

Acting for both sides in family law

Acting for both sides during a divorce has always historically been avoided by most solicitors. Why? Well, when it comes to sorting out the finances, many solicitors feel that it is impossible to act in the best interests of both spouses.  However, a change may well be on the horizon. Resolution, a community of professionals ...

2022-03-28T16:56:31+01:00January 17th, 2022|Family law|

Predatory marriage – does the law need to change?

Predatory marriage has become a rising issue in recent years, presenting a new challenge for the law. Whilst there are safeguards in place and laws against coerced and forced marriage, the concept of predatory marriage is proving altogether trickier. Here we take a look at what predatory marriage is, and why the calls for a ...

2022-03-28T16:56:39+01:00January 5th, 2022|Family law|

The legal industry post Covid-19

Since the pandemic, the legal industry has faced significant changes and challenges. But as we begin to move past the immediate impact and into the aftermath, it’s time to start thinking about the longer-term. What will the legal industry look like post Covid-19? And how can law firms continue to adapt? Flexible working Flexible working ...

2022-03-28T16:56:51+01:00December 20th, 2021|Family law|

The damaging effect of coercive control

Coercive control can be very subtle and difficult to recognise, especially by the victims experiencing it.   In what was seen by many as a welcome decision, coercive control was made a criminal offence in 2015, meaning that the courts must now ‘prioritise consideration of whether a pattern of coercive and/or controlling behaviour is established over ...

2022-03-28T16:57:25+01:00November 22nd, 2021|Emotional Abuse, Family law|
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