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

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 →

Christmas, children and co-parenting – top tips for surviving the festive season

The run-up to Christmas is one of the busiest times of year in a family lawyer’s calendar. Christmas often becomes a focal point for clients wanting to have their divorce and financial settlement done and dusted or a house purchase completed. One of the most contentious issues can be arrangements for children over the festive... Continue Reading →

Parental alienation: treading a treacherous path

A Bristol judge has decided to publish his decision in an exceptional case of parental alienation. The Designated Family Judge for the Western Circuit, HHJ Wildblood QC, wanted the public to be aware how badly wrong things can go for a family when one parent chooses to alienate the children from the other parent. What... Continue Reading →

Does the legal definition of a “mother” suit modern society?

Last week saw the High Court decide that a transgender man who gave birth with the help of fertility treatment cannot be legally registered as the father (or parent) of his child. The case has also provided the first legal definition of a mother.   This case highlighted just one of the difficulties faced by... Continue Reading →

Don’t worry, baby

Parenting apart from birth – how to make it work Becoming a new parent is an emotional, physical and practical rollercoaster, an all-consuming challenge like no other you have experienced before.  They say it takes a village to raise a child and I have recently learnt how vital support of family and friends is at... Continue Reading →

2017… new year, new start?

3 January 2017. The first working day of the new year. Supposedly, one of the “highlights” of every family lawyer’s calendar, when we allegedly see a year-on-year unprecedented increase in new enquiries about divorce and separation. Every year, we will read in the press of one or two law firms anticipating a huge rise in... Continue Reading →

Warning for UK nationals relocating abroad with children

As more and more of us are working abroad, travelling and making connections across different continents, the international family is rapidly becoming part of the modern landscape. On separation, many people think about moving abroad, whether to return to the country where they grew up, for a fresh start or to live with a new... Continue Reading →

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