Recent court case supports Private FDRs

The courts have been under increasing pressure for years, and this has come to a head as a result of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. In finance cases on divorce where the parties can’t agree how to split their assets, resulting in one party making an application to court, delays continue to increase.  The... Continue Reading →

The impact of divorce and separation on adult children

When a couple with dependent children divorce or separate they will be very aware of the impact this will have on their children, and this will normally be a major consideration in the decision about whether and when to separate. However, often less thought is given to the impact that a separation can have upon... Continue Reading →

Life admin after divorce: top ten tips

Once your finances are sorted, your order is in place and Decree Absolute has been made, it can be difficult to know what to do next.  After a few months of intense discussions and legal processes, coming to the end of a separation can feel like a huge anti-climax.  Points to consider before applying for... Continue Reading →

Reforms set to bring marriage formalities into the 21st century

Mothers’ details will be included on marriage certificates for the first time from May 2021.   The Government is set to reform the law around the information to be contained within marriage certificates. A new system of marriage registration will form part of the reforms to the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths Act 2019 which... Continue Reading →

New Court of Appeal case a gamechanger for arbitration in family law?

A recent Court of Appeal case has the potential to change the landscape of arbitration in family law. With the court backlog worse than ever as a result of Covid-19, out-of-court settlement options, such as Early Neutral Evaluations, Private FDRs and Arbitration are seen as increasingly attractive prospects for separating couples, who would like to... Continue Reading →

How to help your adult child through their divorce: ten top tips

Top tips for being the best support you can when your adult child goes through a divorce or separation

Covid-19 and children orders – complications in the time of pandemic

Earlier this week, I wrote about parents' concerns surrounding  Covid-19 and what the Government’s lockdown plan would mean for their child arrangements. However what has become clear from speaking to clients old, existing and new is that for many, matters have not been quite as straight forward as simply keeping arrangements going as usual (on... Continue Reading →

Child arrangements and Covid-19: what lockdown means for separated families

Over the last couple of weeks, I have many clients getting in touch with concerns regarding the arrangements for their children in the current climate. The fight against Covid-19 has seen the Government bring in unprecedented measures which are having serious implications on our ability to live our normal lives and are disrupting family arrangements... Continue Reading →

Tax, Wills, family law and divorce – tips for understanding your situation and making informed choices

Getting around to doing some “life admin” easily falls to the bottom of any to do list when competing with the demands work and family life, but taking some time out to make sure that you are protecting yourself, whatever your relationship status, can reap benefits should things not pan out as expected. Wills Making... Continue Reading →

Financial advisors: Top family law tips to help your clients

Chances are your client or a family member are going through a major life event when you are next in touch, be it a new child in the family, a wedding on the horizon, a separation, starting or selling a business, or, most probably, planning for the twilight years of their life. It’s not always easy... Continue Reading →

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