As with so many things on divorce, whether you will be expected to share inherited wealth with your ex-partner is a matter for the court’s discretion and this will include an assessment of what it considers fair in your particular situation. Generally speaking, the court would prefer you not to require you to hand over
Alan Larkin writes for Solicitors Journal (March 2019 issue). A few weeks back, a corporate solicitor gave me a look that betrayed, just fleetingly, mild disquiet, perhaps even pity, at finding that my legal practice lay in family law. It chimed with similar looks of alarm and, if I’m honest, sometimes disdain, from legal peers
Divorce and separation are two of the most stressful experiences we can experience in life. The Holmes and Rahe stress scale puts them second only to the death of a spouse – worse than imprisonment, serious injury or losing your job. It is hardly surprising that mental health issues arise in many of the cases
What can you do if you reach a ‘deadlock’ when negotiating with the partner you are separating from?
Negotiating can be tough at the best of times let alone when you are going through a relationship break down. It is very common for separating couples to reach an impasse, a situation in which no progress is possible, when trying to work out a way forward after their relationship has come to an end.
Children depend on their family unit for stability and support. If that unit is to be changed as a result of divorce then careful consideration needs to be given as to how that can be managed to limit any detrimental impact on the children. In this blog we explore some top tips to minimise the
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
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
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