In part 1 of this blog series, I looked at what rights you have if your child divorces. We explored how complications can arise if you have provided your child with money to help them purchase their home and they are married (or later gets married) and then the marriage breaks down. As explained in
Alan Larkin writes for Solicitors Journal (January 2019 issue). It struck me, at the end of a recent strategy team day, that the word ‘honesty’ had inserted itself on flip charts and peppered our discussions, alongside the usual suspects of ‘trust’ and ‘vision’. Honesty towards clients, colleagues, legal peers in other firms and with oneself.
It is estimated that around 2,000 children are conceived with the help of a sperm donor every year in the UK (Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority). Individuals who are thinking about donating their sperm must ensure they are aware of their legal rights and responsibilities. The facts about sperm donor responsibilities In the eyes of
Now the dust has settled on the start of the New Year what changes does 2019 hold for family law? In this blog piece I take a look at some of the trends, shifts and changes that are set to have an impact on family law – for separating/divorcing couples and their families, as well
For Family Mediation Week 2019, Mediator Sarah Jelly and Paralegal Nicola Logan look at one of the emerging trends in family mediation. At Family Law Partners we seek to keep family law disputes out of Court as much as possible using various Dispute Resolution [DR] mechanisms. However, we are aware that every relationship is different
My colleague Lauren Guy recently wrote a blog about the Voice of the Child in Dispute Resolution processes, which highlighted that in most separations the children are the main worry and concern for parents. Parents going through the emotional trauma of a divorce or relationship breakdown want to protect their children as much as possible
There appears to be an increasingly cold wind blowing for lawyers who fail to embrace new ways of working and promote more constructive dialogues between divorcing couples, as demonstrated by two very different court reports that were released in the last few weeks. ABX v SBX This was an English decision in matrimonial finance proceedings.
‘The Secret Barrister’ has brought a number of failings of the Criminal Court to the public’s awareness. So what happens if we place the same critical lens on the Family Courts? For many individuals who find themselves caught up in Family Law proceedings, this is often the first contact they’ve had with any court room.
Vivienne Smith is a writer, trainer, presenter, transformational coach and certified NLP and Hypnosis practitioner. In this guest blog Vivienne shares her practical tips on being a single parent during the festive season. Christmas is around the corner and already the customary Christmas madness is in full swing. It seems like every other advert on
In my previous blog on spousal maintenance payments I dealt with maintenance orders that have been made in England, Wales and/or where the debtor lives within the UK, but is unable or refusing to pay. In this blog I deal with enforcement if the order was made outside of England and Wales and/or the debtor