Will I have to share my inheritance if I get divorced?

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

The unearthly appeal of the rule of law

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

Mental Health and Separation – ‘Impact Series’

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 divorcing parents do to help their children?

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

Are Our Family Courts Failing Us?

‘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.

The Single Parent’s Guide to Coping with Christmas

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