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Family Law Partners expand into London with arrival of City expert

Leading family lawyer Mark Harrop, previously of Collyer Bristow, joins Family Law Partners on 7 January 2019. Leading City lawyer Mark Harrop joins leading South East practice Family Law Partners, heading up a new London base for the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 ranked firm. A trained family mediator and accredited collaborative law practitioner,

What happens if my ex stops paying spousal maintenance?

I have previously written a number of blogs about the tricky subject of spousal maintenance.  In the main I have addressed what the court looks at when considering when to make a spousal maintenance order. However, what happens when you are successful in obtaining a court order for spousal maintenance but the person ordered to

Minimising the Impact

Family Therapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor Leia Monsoon shares her experience of how separating parents can help to limit the impact of conflict on their children. Divorce is something that happens between adults, but the effects are often felt by children. Divorcing is one of the most stressful situations adults can go through. It can be

Voice of the Child in Dispute Resolution Processes

When I ask any separating parent what their priorities are, I almost always get the same answer – my children.  All parents want the best for their children but often have different ideas as to what ‘is best’. These differences often create conflict in the family, with the child stuck in the middle.  This is

Letter of wishes and divorce

Letter of Wishes – what is it and why have one if you are updating your Will as a result of separating from your partner? We welcome Ian Flack, Managing Director at Flackwoods, to the FLP blog to explain what a Letter of Wishes is, and why you should think about one when re-writing your

What happens when it goes wrong for unmarried couples?

The law in relation to separating unmarried couples is misunderstood by most people: the belief in the non-existent rights of a ‘common-law’ spouse is widespread. You will have seen from our various blogs during last year’s Cohabitation Awareness Week that there are many issues that arise when an unmarried couple, who have been living together, separate.

Committal proceedings – effective or a risky-game?

Here at Family Law Partners, we try to facilitate settlement out of court wherever possible. However, without disclosure by both parties, this simply isn’t possible. Similarly, without disclosure, a Judge is unlikely to order a financial settlement, as they would not know whether the settlement properly reflects the assets held between the parties. So, what